Saturday, November 2, 2013

Meet Miss Molly

I would like to introduce you to a new friend of mine - meet Miss Molly!  Not sure why, but I have been wanting a dress form.  I've seen new wrought iron ones and nearly took the plunge a couple of times, but they weren't exactly what my vintage-self had envisioned. Then, on a recent fall outing, I spotted this fine lady parked in the corner of an antique shop.  It was love at first sight.  I was afraid to look for fear I would find a 'Sold' or 'For Display Only' tag hanging from her well-formed derrière. But, much to my surprise, she was available. My granddaughter, Rylee, assured me I would be sorry if I didn't get her.  Who can argue with a 13 year old who is wise beyond her years?  So we rolled her down the sidewalk and into the back of my van (aka, Yuppy Shopping Cart) and she now calls my studio 'home'. Isn't she a beauty!

That day with my granddaughter was a delight.  It was also one of my last excursions before taking the plunge and having my hip replaced.  I had my surgery on October 21st and have been pretty limited to short walks around the house and laying flat on my back with my foot up in the air.  Not my usual 'modus operandi', as they say.  It is getting old, but this too shall pass.  I spent lots of time preparing in advance and even put a bed in my studio.  So once I am able to spend some time sitting in a chair, I will be able to go to my studio for the day and still have a place to rest.  Meanwhile, I am so grateful for the help of my Hubby, my wonderful family and friends - and my iPad.  :)  The healing is going good.  Medical professionals who have checked the incision all say it looks great.  (My husband and I (not formally trained in this area) think it's kind of gross, but what do we know.)

It will be awhile before I get back to serious crafting. I do have photos of some past projects I haven't posted yet, so I will try to share those as I am able.  Meanwhile, the meds are kicking in and I feel a nap calling.  :)

As always, thanks for stopping.