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Monday, November 20, 2006

Sometimes life is a cravat...

I was just at a meeting and this guy was saying was retelling that story of two mountain climbers on Everest....

"...on the way down one of them broke his leg which is generally a mountaineering death sentence. Never-the-less his friend continued to bring him down the mountain, even though exhaustion of both energy & supplies had set in. Tragically, just as they were nearing the end , the injured climber - Joe Simpson - fell over a cliff. For a couple of hours Simon Yates was being pulled inexorably towards the mountain edge by their shared rope. He cut the rope."

Turns out the broken leg man survived, but its a terribly sad story.

However the guy telling the story mixed up crevasse and cravat... and all I could think of was a man stuck in a cravat. Like this...

Friday, November 03, 2006

A weekend, and a world away...

I spent last weekend in Brisbane with the wonderful L, her hubby and beautiful bubby. It was bubby's first birthday and there was much celebration. More than that there was just time to be with my favourite Brisbanites - just 'be'. We didn't go anywhere (besides the park for the birthday), we talked and played and cooked and laughed and it was lovely. I was sad that N and Lily couldn't come up with me, but I was able to spend some really lovely time with my friend without having to be concerned about my own kin. And I made a cute little dress for bubby - a similar version to one I made for Lily last year - with a little doll with matching dress... tres cute.

And that kind of (!) brings me to this post. I enjoy blogging. But I began to feel that blogging, and keeping up with other blogs was not fun. It was one more pressure on me (self-imposed pressure of course) and keeping up came at the cost of family, friends, and time to actually craft! It made me feel bad that I didn't blog as often, didn't create as much and didn't seem to have it all together like so many others seemed to do. I know this is a warped view of the craft community, and that we all deal with similar pressure, but it began to bring me down. So I've decided to adopt a more reasoned approach. Balanced if you will. I will blog when I feel I can, and when I have something to report/show/say. I love reading others blogs, and get so inspired by the wealth of amazingly talented people out there, but given that it is the internet version of reality television I can probably live without the blow by blow accounts and catch up on them when I can.

I guess this is more speaking out loud. And there aren't that many readers so few who will really be 'affected'. I'm just putting it out there.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Hey... where you been so long?

Just a note to say I'll be back on track shortly... Just had a bit of down time and will have a report ready this weekend!