Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Slightly Red-Faced

Since I'm feeling a little embarrassed that I've been "on vacation" for so long, I thought this would be the best picture to mark the end of my five month long absence.

When I made my last blog entry on April 9th, I had no idea I'd be gone so long. My oldest son was getting ready to graduate from high school and there was a lot going on at the end of his senior year, then it was time to help him get ready for college and all the things that go along with that. It just seemed like the longer I stayed away, the harder it was to come back.

I can only imagine all the wonderful things I must have missed during the last few months. I know there are lots of new books out that I haven't seen and I'm sure I'll never catch up on all the new photos posted by my Flickr contacts. And, believe it or not, I've only visited Cynthia and Susan's blogs once or twice in all that time.

It feels a little strange to have been away from clay for so long. I just finished my first real project in more than 4 months and I'm still not sure what direction to take this blog in.

I just updated my teaching schedule (you can see it to the right of my post) for the rest of 2009 and I'm looking forward to getting back into the polymer clay groove. It would be wonderful to have the opportunity to reconnect with some of you during these upcoming events and I'm hoping I haven't been totally forgotten after so long.


beadworx said...

....she's back. I really missed you Kim. Glad you're back to the www and to clay. Can't wait to see you again in a few days!
I wasn't claying very much as well during the last few months in order to get my book done until the Carnival. No that it's nearly ready to ship I decided to head into the studio today to finally feel clay in my hands again;)

big hug!

Pips said...

Have missed your blog so much!

So happy that you are back. Whatever direction you decide to take your blog, I am sure it will be as brilliant as it always has been.

So looking forward to reading more. x

Jeanette said...

welcome back.. I missed your posts

Susan said...

You could never be forgotten dear. So glad to see you back in the blogosphere - you were missed.

I hope your son is loving college and that you are well!

David said...

Hey hey Kim!!

Glad to see you back. I've missed you and your blog.


Tonja Lenderman said...

So glad to see that you are back :) I'm having a lot of fun using your "scrap" clay to make my mokume gane. Made about 40 bangle bracelets over the past week. I'm addicted to bangles.

CassyM said...

I just checked a couple of days ago to see if you had begun posting again. Welcome back.

Julz said...

A big down under Aussie welcome back, Kim!!!
We could never forget about you...and it is nice to have you back online!!!

Anonymous said...

WHAT? Forgotten?! YOU?!?! NEVER!!

(Heh... sorry about that outburst.)

It's great to see you back withing the blogoshpere, my dear friend. I hope that it is a sign that live has calmed down a bit, and that you are doing well. I think of you every time I put on a pair of your earrings (I wear the ones I swapped for ALL the time - I adore them!!).

So. Remember to breath, Kim, and to treat yourself well. The gas mask goes on your face first, so you can be there for others... right? ;)

Many warm hugs to you! - Melanie

Malodora said...

Welcome back, Kim.

Janice said...

Welcome back Kim. Looking forward to your reading your posts (no pressure)! Hope your son is all settled in (and happy) at school. Are you an empty nester now or are there still Cavenders left in your home?

steph said...

kim! welcome back, its steph from maine, i have missed your blog, can't wait to see what your up to next! warm hugs from cold maine, hope to see you again! steph

lifeartdesigns said...

Glad you are back Kim! Love the face. Nothing to be embarrassed about. We must tend to our lives as they happen...and we will be here when you return.

sylvie said...

Kim, how could we forget you??? Welcome back, I hope to see you soon.
Hugs and kisses from France

Kim Cavender said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I feel like Sally Field at the Academy Awards - "You like me, you really like me!" You just know she must have been so embarrassed when that speech was over!

Seriously, thanks you guys! I missed you all so much. It's wonderful to have so many good buddies. I hope to see what all of you have been up to soon! I'm sure you can give me lots to blog about!

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