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!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

A few pictures

Ok, I know I've been lax in showing my latest things so here's a peek at what I've been working on:

This is a bib I made for a co-worker who's having a baby. It's a free pattern from the Bernat website. Very easy, quick and worked out great!

This next one is from the Happy House website (free pattern) for a headband. It doesn't look like it but it actually turned out a little bit bigger than I needed it to be but it was a quick project to make and I plan on making more in different colors.

And this last one is of my major WIP. This will be the bedspread for my niece's wedding present. I just started on skein 3 and have another 3 after that to go. Once the base is done, I'll be adding flowers and such to it. (The pattern is in the issue before last of Crochet! Magazine.)

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Baby Scrubbie

Made you look! Well you wouldn't want to "scrub" your baby with this as it's more of a gentle washcloth! I made a few things for a co-worker who's having a baby and this one I came up with myself. It's quite simple to make and can be worked up in very little time.

Baby Scrubbie

Size G Crochet Hook
Sugar N Creme yarn

Row 1: CH 20, HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH across. (19 HDC's) CH 1, turn.

Row 2: SC in first stitch, **HDC in next stitch, SC in next stitch** repeat across. CH 1, turn.

Rows 3-15: Repeat Row #2
(if you want to make it larger, just cont with this repeat for the desired length.)

Row 16: HDC in first stitch and in each stitch across. DO not turn.

Row 17: (You are now working around the dishcloth. On the sides, work into the sides of each row.) Work SC, 3 DC's in next stitch. *Skip next stitch, work SC, 3 DC's in next stitch.* Repeat around. Join, fasten off and weave in ends.

Another Cake

So we were having a little going away party at work for 2 of our co-workers. One lady was retiring and one of our engineers was moving to a different area of the plant. I made the cake and decided to do the logo for what we build in our area. Anyway, here it is:

I planned to do the logo with Royal Icing which is much easier to do these kinds of things with, not to mention that it dries hard as a rock and is shiny. I actually did the logo on parchment paper and the humidity was so high that it wouldn't dry as hard as it needed to and didn't work so I ended up having to use regular buttercream for the logo which was very difficult. All in all I think it turned out nice but not as nice as it could have. At least everyone ate the cake! LOL

Saturday, April 21, 2007

I'm still alive!

Yes, I'm still here, but busy as always! I do have some pics to post and will try to do that this weekend.

Still working a lot and organizing and making plans for our trip up north this summer. We sat down yesterday for the first time to figure out an approx on gas and such and if gas stays the same (i'm sure it'll be more expensive come july) it'll cost us around $400 alone in gas! UGH! Not to mention tolls, food, hotel and other stuff. I'm going to start working as much overtime as I can muster and still feel alive. I worked 1/2 a day yesterday and so if I worked 1/2 a day overtime every week it would sure put a dent in the budget for our trip!

This week was very very rough. As if I didn't have a very pregnant woman to deal with at work already but I found out that ANOTHER one of my co-workers is expecting. It was just a slap in the face. She already has 2 kids, not married but living with man, doesn't tell the gov't. You know the type. She gets all these benefits for the kids that us honest taxpayers pay and here she is having another one! Am I missing something here? I'm MARRIED, waited til I was older than 14 years old and am pretty well established, not to mention, want a child very badly, yet month after month this miracle happens to everyone else I see but me. Yes, I know, pity party for Donna but it is very difficult to deal with. And it isn't just me! I know people who are in the same boat I'm in and it just doesn't seem right. It's one of those things I'll never understand.

Ok, enough crying for now. I did manage to find the rest of the yarn I needed for my niece's bedspread so I've been working on it quite a bit. I think it'll be really nice when it's finished but it's a little bit more of a pain than I thought it would be. I have to really concentrate and COUNT COUNT COUNT all the time! It isn't one of those mindless projects!

Well, that's about it from here for the moment. I'll try to get some new pics posted soon! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

My SP reveal package!

My spring SP sent me her reveal package and I just LOVED everything!!!! She sent me a TON of scrapbook paper, stickers, a ton of Paton's Brilliance yarn, some patterns, an awesome Crock Pot cookbook (not in the pic) and the coolest Baby Blanket in the shape of a rabbit!!!!!

This is a close up of the blanket. Isn't it adorable???