Donna Lynn's Blog

I'm a 34 yr old, happily married woman with the 2 most wonderful doggies in the world! I live in Florida and love all types of crafting! Right now my fave thing to do with my hands is crochet!!!

Saturday, December 30, 2006

My 2007 Crochet Resolutions!

I'm going to try my best at keeping these resolutions in hopes that I'll have fewer WIP's , more finished items and a less cluttered work space. We shall see!

1. I promise not to buy ANY novelty/fun yarn unless it's needed for a specific project no matter how cheap it is on clearance!

2. I promise to put away yarn that isn't being used for a project instead of letting it lay around my office.

3. I promise to actually check my gauge on form-fitting items and actually try to follow a pattern from start to finish without deviating from it!

4. I promise to have no more than 5 major WIP's at any one time and no more than 5 small WIP's at any one time. (I will keep a status bar on my blog to help keep me in check!)

5. I will not purchase any more crochet books no matter how great the temptation until I actually make at least ONE item from each of the last 5 books I have purchased!

6. I will not offer to crochet items for co-workers unless I am being paid for it no matter how much they gush over how much they love my things.

7. I will become more involved in crocheting for charities by making at least ONE item per month.

8. I will only join swaps which I have time for and will do a better job of being involved in my own swap forum (Crochet Swappers Anonymous)

9. I will crochet gifts for people in a quick manner and get them mailed out in time!

10. I will continue to crochet baby items in hopes that we will have our own baby in the coming year. I will no longer let doubts of not having a child stop me from crocheting cute little booties, blankies and bonnets.

I hope everyone has a happy new year and is able to stick to their own resolutions!

(My normal new years resolutions are to follow...)

Thursday, December 28, 2006

My latest WIP! Blackford Beauty Crochet Quilt!

Call me crazy but I have just started working on a new crochet quilt! I saw THIS pattern and fell immediately in love with it! I have usually not done these afghans as I hate sewing hundreds of squares together, not to mention the zillion ends that need woven in, however it was just too pretty NOT to do!

I decided to make it for a friend of mine as a "Friendship Quilt" and am joining the squares as I go. I am also weaving in the ends as I go so that it doesn't get too daunting at the end!

I plan on using White, Burgundy, Light Green and Dark Green. I have already gotten started on white and am going to go yarn shopping for the rest of the yarn this weekend. Wish me luck! Let's hope I can actually keep going and finish this up rather quickly!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Pictures from Christmas!

My parents are now back home in Michigan and since I had a few minutes, I thought I'd share a few pictures from their visit!

This first one is just of me and my dad. It's my favorite picture! I had such a great time while he was here and hated seeing him go home.

The next one is just of Tweety sitting in Grandpa's lap! It took her quite a few days before she'd go near him, but once she did, she was clamoring for attention quite a bit!

Since our very first Christmas together, we have always taken a picture in front of the tree on Christmas Eve! This is this years and a pretty bad picture. Doug looks mad (even though he wasn't) but it'll still have it's place in our family album!

These next 2 I really liked! While we were opening presents, Tweety was very curious about each present and was quite nosy! LOL

And of course I had to include a pic of Doug opening his big present! He was shocked and really loved his afghan! Once he opened it, he had me spread it out to get a better picture! (If you look at the bottom corner of the first picture, you can see poor Fozzy trying to get in the picture as well!)

I have been wanting one of these Snow Globe lawn things all year and Doug got me one for Christmas! Isn't it neat?

This is the only one of me and Bev together and it's not the best but at least we got one!

And this last once I just loved! Me and my little boy on Christmas Eve! Isn't he cute?

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Twas the night before Christmas

Wow! It's Christmas Eve already! My parents got to town Monday evening and we have had such a nice visit this week! They only have 2 more days before going home which is sad, but I'm so glad they were able to come for a visit!

Tonite we will each open one present and eat lots of goodies! I made a Lemon Poppyseed Sour Cream Cake and Bev made 2 pumpkin pies (one for tonite and one for tomorrow) and I also whipped up a cheese spread to go with crackers. Tomorrow we will open gifts in the morning and will start working on dinner pretty early. On Tuesday, Bev and I plan on going shopping the after Christmas sales and are going to have lunch at the local Mexican restaurant. Doug won't eat Mexican and I have nobody to go with so I haven't eaten there yet. Best yet, I have a coupon for buy one entree get one free so that will be good! Then on Tuesday night we really won't get much sleep as we have to leave for the airport by about 3:30am. UGH! But that's such a small price to pay to have spent a whole week with my dad!

I hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas and have fun whether it's with a large family, or just a quiet celebration at home. May we take a moment tomorrow to remember the reason we celebrate Christmas and give thanks to Jesus for coming to earth and taking on a human body for us.

Merry Christmas!!!