Aug 20, 2009

Off the Hook no more

I'm back. I know. It's been a while since I last posted. Actually, way too long.

The last six, no, seven, weeks, have been very busy, what with moving, working full time, packing boxes, running an evening Girl Scout camp for a week, unpacking boxes, locating stuff I had accidentally packed for three swaps all due in July, getting kids into and motivated for summer school, trying to process a grant award, painting a bedroom-living room-dining room-hallway-kitchen, moving, preparing and running for a national 3-day public meeting, coordinating not one but two reports of recommendations to the head of my Agency, dealing with a mailperson who insisted that my new place was vacant and thus sent all my mail back as undelivered including my new driver's license, fighting with the phone company to get my dial tone, taking a 12-hour train ride to and from the 2009 Summer Knit and Crochet Show in Buffalo, and . . . did I say moving? Seems like I have been doing everything under the Sun. Everything, except crochet. Came pretty close to making this Cancer very crab

But now the move is over (except the 40 boxes in my living and dining rooms waiting patiently for a spot of their own), the meetings and reports have been conducted and submitted, the grant almost finalized, the swaps sent off and received, the Postal Carrier straightened out, the camp successfully run its course, the rooms painted, and the dial tone returned for good. To top it all off, the trip to the Crochet Show proved to be the most relaxing thing I've done in a long time and was sorely needed. This Crab is ready for crochet.

I'll keep you posted.

More frequently.

I promise.

BTW, the crab above is the work of Portugal artist, Joana Vasconcelos, who transforms manufactured objects into works of art, often using crochet. Click on her WORK and select a year, such as 2007. Pretty cool stuff.

1 comment:

Cat said...

Hi - looking for Porter & Harris? From what state? My G'G'grandmother was Cyntha Harris and she married a Porter. Her dad was William Harris and her daughter Emmaline Porter....are we related????

Love your blog!