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!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

My new "do"

For the past 10 years or so my hair has basically been the same. Sometimes a little longer, sometimes a little shorter, but pretty much the same basic cut. I know my husband loves long hair and hates short hair but I have had it and really needed a change. I got my hair cut today and it's the shortest it has been in years. I really really really like it! It's so light and breezy, not to mention I feel much more free! That hair was really weighing me down! So here's a few pics to show you my new "do". I am considering getting a body wave to add a little body to it but I'm going to wait and see what happens after a few days.

P.S. Sorry I haven't posted the latest prognosis on my back! I saw the 2nd surgeon and he doesn't want to operate yet. He see's the problems I'm having but has prescribed physical therapy first. If I'm not a whole lot better by the beginning of next year he'll look into it at that point. I started PT last week and although very painful, it is helping! I am able to sit for almost an entire day! I'm in quite a bit of pain still but it is getting better! I am hoping to return to work next week and slowly get back to life! I'll keep everyone updated and thanks so much for all your prayers and kind words!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Donna's Migraine Relief Pack

If you suffer from migraines as I do, then you know that they can pretty much stop you in your tracks and your medicine needs to be close by. I have been taking a migraine pill for several years now that works very well. It comes in a little plastic container which can be reused for anything small and it also helps keep the pills from getting crushed before use. I decided to make a little purse to hold my migraine pills so that if I'm going somewhere that I don't need my purse I'll always have these close by.

If you don't have any of these containers or don't even have migraines, this pattern will work as a regular little purse of sorts.

Please feel free to use this pattern personally, but please do not sell the pattern and do not copy it.

Thanks and enjoy!

Size G Crochet Hook
1 Ball Ribbon Type Yarn (I used SWC Maize)
Tapestry Needle

Round 1: CH 11, HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH across. Work 3 HDC in last CH. Now work on opposite side of CH working 1 HDC in each CH across. Work 2 HDC in same space as first HDC. Join, do not turn.

Round 2: CH 2 (counts as first HDC), HDC in same space, 2 HDC in next space. HDC in next 8 stitches. 2 HDC in each of the next 4 stitches. HDC across to the last 2 stitches. 2 HDC in the last 2 stitches. Join, do not turn.

Round 3: CH 2, HDC in each HDC across. Join, do not turn.

Rounds 4-8: Repeat Round 3

Round 9: CH 2, HDC in each stitch across to other side. (You are working only in 1/2 of the stitches of this row.) Leaving the rest of the stitches unworked, Turn.

Round 10: CH 2, HDC in FRONT LOOP of each stitch across. Turn.

Round 11: CH 2, HDC in each stitch across. Turn.

Round 12: Repeat Round #10

Rounds 13-14: Repeat Round #11

Round 15: CH 2, HDC in first 5 stitches. CH 3, slkip next 3 stitches. HDC in last 5 stitches. Turn.

Round 16: CH 2, HDC in each stitch across, working 3 HDC in CH 3 space. Turn.

Do no fasten off! Slip stitch into side stitches up to the side of the purse. Now work 1 SC in each of the next 4 spaces. CH 1, turn. SC in each stitch across. Do this until strap is desired length. Attach strap to opposite end by working a slip stitch into each stitch and space on bag.

Either make a button or use a store bought one, weave in ends and you're done!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Some things I've completed

Well it's been a month since I was put on bed rest and that's a lot of crochet time since that's about the only thing I can do while in bed (besides puzzles!) So I have been crocheting up a storm and thought I would share a few pics!

This first one is the Pineapples & Roses Afghan from the Nov 2002 Crochet! Magazine. It takes almost one full day to complete each square so this took me about a week! I made this for a charity craft sale we are having at work! I hope it sells for a nice price!

This is from one of those free pattern leaflets you get in the stores. I believe it was from Bernat. I really love how this turned out and it's a great way to use up that novelty yarn that you can't figure out what to do with!

This is actually a pattern for a placemat but since I used Sugar N Cream instead of size 10 thread it turned into a very nice doily! I still need to block and stiffen it but I think it looks lovely on my table!

Other than that I am finishing up a baby blanket for a co-worker, a purse for my purse swap partner and I'm working on the huge 63 granny squares project with a bunch of yarn in my stash!

I finally got a Dr's appointment to see the 2nd surgeon! I see him on Monday and we should know more after that. A co-worker let me borrow her TENS unit which helps tremendously but it only masks the pain, doesn't actually help to heal me which is what I'm anxious to do!

I will be posting again next week with the details from my next Dr's visit!