Sunday, September 20, 2009

Two UFOs Finished!

I am SO pleased! Finished MY purple FLS and it fits just fine too.


That project I tried twice and both were dismal failures? Third time's a charm right? RIGHT! Finished it and it fits and it's gorgeous!

What next? The rest of my UFOs are long term projects and I have some gifts to make. So... time to make a list!

The car? Still at the Dealer's body shop. Maybe tomorrow?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Body Shop & FLS Update

Sooo, my little new car has been in the shop for a week and a half. The dealer just got the last needed parts today. Hopefully it can come home by next Friday. The shop will have had my car longer than I had! I still haven't learned its name or whether it's a he or a she. We'll have to get to know each other all over again. *sigh* Got the check from the insurance company today along with a copy of the 4 page repair estimate, in small print! WOWIE!

So I've been keeping myself sane with my knitting, as usual. Just finished the body of my FLS and am about to start the sleeves. Maybe it'll be finished by the time my car comes home. Fingers crossed!

Monday, September 07, 2009

September already!

Can't believe how time is flying! The older I get the faster it goes. Or maybe it's just me who is slower? Whatever, I've been busy as usual. Our nephew bought a new car on a "clunker" deal and brought it by to show us. I was very impressed with the car and the price. Our 14 year old Saturn wagon has been having bits & pieces break down so I went to see if I could get a good deal myself. And I did! Honda FIT Sport in "Tidewater" blue. We just call it "Barely" blue.

The night we brought it home my body decided to betray me big time. It felt like King Kong was squeezing me in his fist. None of my usual remedies did any good and the pain just got worse and worse. So Alex & I spent the night in E.R. finding out it wasn't my heart or my gall bladder. "Just nerves" they said after the morphine finally took the pain away. Good grief!!! I was SO sore the next entire week I could barely walk. It wasn't like any panic attack I've ever heard described and the doctors didn't actually call it that. But I'll be darned if I can figure out what else to call it. I never thought of myself as the type to be prone to something like that. Live and learn I guess?

Then last week my lovely little 2 week old car was the victim of a hit and run. Both passenger doors and a rear quarter panel will be replaced sometime this week. The driver has been tracked down and, of course, doesn't have insurance. My insurance (good ol' State Farm) has been taking good care of everything though. My car was parked and I wasn't there. But an anonymous witness called it in so the police were waiting for me when I came back to my car. Them are some good guys!

I will see if I can get copies of the pictures the police took.

So what have I been accomplishing? I made these for my Mom's birthday.

I finished my blue duster and it fits very nicely.

And I'm trying to finish my own purple FLS.

Oh yeah, and I got another Ginny, a Bonny Lass!

And the gInny that was dressed as a Polish peasant girl now has a lovely new outfit.

One of these days I plan to take a break from knitting/crocheting a sew some new dresses for my dolls. My SIL just rolls her eyes and says uh huh. Like I can't find time to put down my knitting? Well...