Sunday, December 30, 2012

Last WIPocalypse of 2012

So, here is what I have to show for the last WIPocalypse of 2012. Not much I'm afraid. I started LHN's Around the World in 80 Days last month. Here is where I am.

This is such a sweet little piece. I hope to be done with it in a few more weeks.

Next is The Astronomer. I haven't touched this since mid-December.
I'm going to try and focus on this one more in 2013.

Now the reason I haven't been stitching as much is I knitted a whole bunch of gifts for my family in November and December. Here they are:
Beanie for my oldest sister in VA Tech colors

Beanie for my middle sister

Beanie for my Father-in-law
I knitted two of these shawls for my mom and mother-in-law

Not bad for someone who just took the beginning knitting class in October, huh?

You can click on the page for the 2013 WIPocalypse to see what projects I've listed. Its mostly the same as 2012. And Why? Because I hardly do anything small! I seem to have too many BAPs going. I really need to get a couple of these done this year, but I'm not saying I won't start anything new either. And now I've thrown knitting into the pot. Sometimes I think there is something seriously wrong with me.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!


Friday, December 21, 2012

I Have Been Stitching

Wednesday night was Stitch Night at our local LNS In Stitches. As it was the last one before Christmas, everyone brought food and the wonderful ladies gave everyone the materials for stitching and making a pinkeep. We were also given crackers - not the kind you eat, the kind you pull apart. They all had gold foil crowns and a little gift. Mine was a little tape measure. We all had a great time. After eating my fill, I got down to stitching. I'm working on LHN's Around the World in Eighty Days. I think I'm almost half done with it.

In Stitches is also having their annual "Wear your PJs to the shop" sale on Thursday December 27th. If you're in the neighborhood stop by. We'd love to see you in your jammies.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Never buy Samsung!

Their customer service sucks! My DH bought me a Galaxy tab last January for my birthday. I've been having screen problems. So I call customer support last Monday. I get told that it is out or warranty. I say how can that be it isn't a year old yet. So I'm told to email the bill of sale. Guess what? The email gets bounced back as it is not a good address. I try 4 times on 2 different days. So I go on their "Live Chat" and get a fax#. I fax it on Wednesday. Now I go on their chat this morning and first she can't find the fax. Here's what I'm told. I copied this right from the chat screen:

Vivan V: Please confirm when you have sent the purchase receipt?
Visitor: Okay I sent it last Wednesday 12/12/12 at 12:17 pm. I received a transmission report at 12:18 pm that the fax was successful. It went to fax# 18647512882
Vivan V: I will be right with you.
Vivan V: Thank you.
Vivan V: I see that the ticket has been canceled due to no response from you.
Vivan V: The Bill of sale as been received and verified by the appropriate department and the there is additional paperwork required to process the ticket.

They canceled the ticket?!!!! It's been less that a week Additional paperwork? So I asked.

Visitor: What additional paperwork
Vivan V: I am sorry; there is no information updated on the ticket regarding the required information.
Visitor: What?!
Vivan V: I would suggest you to please contact our phone support at 1-800-726-7864 and ask to transfer the call to the appropriate department by providing the service order number.
Vivan V: Is there anything else that I can assist you with?

If the ticket is canceled how can I get to the appropriate department and if it says I need additional paperwork why can't they tell me what paperwork?

Needless to say I am one pissed off customer this morning. So tell all your friends in blogland - DO NOT BUY SAMSUNG! 

I'm off to price iPads.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

TUSAL for December

Well, here it is. I have a couple threads in here. I had a tooth extracted on Tuesday and while waiting for the Novocaine to wear off, I stitched on The Astronomer some. Then I stayed home on Wednesday as I was still hurting, so I got a little more done on it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Very Late WIPocalypse

I've been a very bad blogger. In my defense, I have been working on Christmas gifts. Nothing I can show right now. So here is my progress, albeit very small progress, on The Astronomer.

I hope to get the last gift done today and then I can go back to stitching for me.

Also, I was suppose to do this a couple weeks ago. Drum roll please! The next person to receive the traveling pattern is ........


I've already sent you an email asking for your address. I'll get it in the mail tomorrow for you.

Thanks for stopping by everyone. I'll try not to take so long between posts.