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, March 31, 2007

Baby Blankets and Easter Bunnies!

I actually finished a project that wasn't one of the ghans for the Florida victims! LOL One of my co-workers if having a baby (a girl) and so I decided to make her a baby ghan. I got the pattern from Lion Brand and it's actually taken from the baby hooded blanket pattern but I just didn't do the hood. I used Bernat Coordinates and love the way the colors worked out! One of my other co-workers was so impressed that she has comissioned me to make her 2 of the exact same blankets for her but only in blue instead of pink! (She's got 2 grandsons on the way this summer!) Dummy me tells her I'll do both for $40! UGH! The yarn itself is almost $8 for each blanket! Am I too afraid to ask for what I should get? I think I should have easily asked for $50 for each and I'm quite certain she would have paid it but I just couldn't do it. Am I a sucker or what? Anyway, here's the one I made for the girl. It really is a nice and easy pattern so maybe I'll make more down the road and sell them on etsy!

Last week we had a "Spring Fling" picnic at work to celebrate the first day of spring. I was asked to make a "Spring" cake and after that, someone suggested I make a bunny, so I did. I used Red Velvet cake (got the idea from Steel Magnolias! LOL) and used Fondant for his ears and tail. Everyone raved about this cake and loved how he looked like he was bleeding when we were cutting him open! LOL

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Sunday's Ramblings

Boy have I neglected my blog lately! I've just been sooooo busy with work and working on the ghans for the Tornado victims, not to mention the swaps I'm in so I haven't had much time for anything else.

Doug took me to see "Music and Lyrics" yesterday and it was a great movie! If you are a child of the 80's (as I am) you must see this film! The opening video was a complete knock-off of some of the most famous 80's videos! Not to mention it was warm, funny and great to watch!

We are having a potluck at work on Wednesday to welcome the first day of spring and I'm making an Easter Bunny Cake and a triple chocolate cheesecake! Yummy! I make the actual cake yesterday and need to put it together and decorate it and will make the cheesecake today. It's a recipe I got from the latest issue of Woman's Day and looks fantastic! I hope it tastes as good as it looks! It's got 3 layers, one of semi-sweet, one of white and another of milk chocolate topped off with a chocolate glaze!!!

Doug and I switched to Verizon from Nextel. We got 2 new awesome fancy phones and love them! Our old phone was like 3 years old, very heavy and just ancient! I got the bluetooth headset with mine and love it! I'm still learning about all the bells and whistles on it!

That's about it from here, just wanted to post an update!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Just a little update

I know I haven't been blogging much lately so I thought I'd take a few mins and let everyone know what I've been up to.

With my new job I just don't have the time I used to. I get up at 4:45am and have to be at work by 6am. I work until 3:30pm and as soon as I get home I usually cook dinner, clean the kitchen and check my e-mail. Doug and I try to watch a little TV together in the evenings, but most nights we are in bed by 8:30-9pm. Not to mention trying to get some crochet time in, so you can see why I'm MIA a lot of the time!

I've been trying to finish up the rest of the ghans for the Florida tornado victims but squares keep coming in! Not that I'm complaining as the more squares, the more ghans I can make for them but it doesn't leave time for much else.

I'm in a few swaps over at the Ville so I'm also trying to get those finished up as well as think about actually STARTING my niece's wedding present. She's getting married in July and I have yet to actually buy the yarn for her bedspread. I'm terrible with thread so I found an awesome pattern for a yarn bedspread. It's beautiful but the pattern is only for a twin and her bed is queen size so I have to figure out how much more yarn to get as well as what yarn to use! I'm putting a cap on her present at about $50 which I know isn't much but it's the most I can swing for this as I will be making her a bunch of other "little" things. I just don't know what kind of yarn to use! I want it to be functional, something she can wash and something that's practical, yet I want it to feel soft.

Speaking of her wedding, I am SOOOOO excited about this! Doug and I will be taking a little over a week on our trip! He ha NEVER seen my home state in the summer before so it'll be cool! He's only seen it in the winter when it's dirty and messy with snow. Southwestern Michigan is beautiful in both summer and fall so he'll get to see how truly beautiful it really is! We're planning on stopping overnight in Cleveland so that he can meet the "rest" of my family. My aunts, uncles and most of my cousins all live around the Cleveland area and my grandma lives in Berea (about 30 mins from Cleveland) so we'll have a nice visit with everyone. I haven't seen my cousins for years and years so all my little second cousins are all grown up now. I feel so old!

The big news about driving up north is that I'm bringing home my organ! When I was in kindergarten my dad (who worked at Heath Company at the time) built an actual organ! It was a Heath Kit and he put together each key and nut and bolt. I was the lucky kid who had to take organ lessons and learned enough to get by. I am NOT a great player but it has always been set aside that when my dad is gone the organ is mine. Well my parents really don't need another dust catcher in the house and since my dad is pretty much in his wheelchair all the time it's gotten no use and is in dire need of repair. So we're going to bring it home with us and hopefully Doug and I will be able to get it cleaned up and in complete working condition again! (It still works, but some of the keys are out of service.) We hope that it'll fit in the back of our Pacifica as we cannot tow a trailer with our car and really don't want to rent a big vehicle for that far of a drive. My mom sent me the dimensions last night so now we have to measure the car and see if it'll go. Keep your fingers crossed!!!

Well that's it from here! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

It's Christmas for Donna this week!

This first pic is of the coolest bag ever! My friend, Margaret, made this for me and I LOVE IT! It reminds me of one of those old quilt bags! Thanks Margaret! You're the best!!! (Fozzy just had to be in the pic! LOL)

This next pic is of my first package from my Spring Secret Pal! She has spoiled me already and sent me some really cool stuff! She made me some squares for the ghans I'm making for the Florida tornado victims, she also sent me a ton of dark chocolate (yummy!), as well as the 2 prettiest colors of Sugar N Cream and some baby patterns! Thanks SP, I love everything!!!

This last pic is from my Woolie Wool swap partner! She sent me the most yummy wool yarn, some purse handles, a memo pad, note cards, a bunch of yummy cocoa as well as some postcards from her home state as well as a book from her home state! Thanks so much Darlene! I cannot wait to make something awesome with my new yarn!!!!