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, August 04, 2007

A few more house pics

Well, we have been getting the house unpacked little by little and pretty much have the living room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom done. I took pics of a bit of it tonite to show how we decorated it.

This is the dining room. We haven't hung the pics in this area yet...

This is the organ that we brought back from Michigan. This little area is like a little piece of home for me!

The next few are of the living room. We really like how "open" it is.

The next few are of the kitchen. It's much smaller than our old one but we have more counterspace which is a good thing. I think it turned out rather nice!

This is where we originally had the dining room table. We liked the island here much better and since it's on wheels, I can move it into the kitchen when I need it.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

An awesome swap package and a FO!

I know it's been awhile since I've shown any FO's but this one I just had to share. My niece asked me to make this for a friend of hers who is having a baby girl. I used Bernat Softee Baby for the white and pink colors and Bernat Satin for the lavendar. It just turned out lovely and now I've been commissioned to make another one for a co-worker who is having a boy this winter in white and 2 shades of blue! This is the "Little Star Blanket" pattern which you can find for free on Crochet Pattern Central. It's a super simple pattern and you can make it as big or small as you like!

I had to say a big thank you to Emily, my Crochetville Cotton Swap partner!!!! I had already rcv'd 2 packages full of wonderful cotton yarn which I thought had completely fulfilled the swap requirements, when another package arrived last night!!!! Emily you have completely spoiled me!!!! Not only did she send me more yarn (I am super excited about the cotton ease as I've been wanting to try it for awhile now!) but she sent me the Lion Brand Vintage Styles for today pattern book I have been wanting for quite some time!!!! From the picture you can see she also threw a bunch of goodies in my package as well!!!! Notecards, a candle, my favorite chocolates in the world and a ton of doggie scrapbooking items such as stickers, ribbon and stamps!!!! WOO-HOO!! I cannot wait to get completely unpacked and can work on my doggie scrapbooks!!!! Thank you so much again and I hope you like the items I have picked out for you!!!!

Well, since it's the middle of the night and I cannot sleep I thought I would also write a quick update. Many of you know that I have had a problem with my back causing nerve damage to the left side of my body which has made my left leg weak. A few days after getting back from vacation, I slipped and fell pretty hard and really messed my back up this time. I went to the Dr and he did an MRI and says I absolutely need surgery and that with the pain as bad as it is, it's the only thing he thinks will work. I am waiting to get an appointment with the nerosurgeon to see what he says but in the few days since I've seen my Dr, the pain has gone from bad to almost unbearable. I am getting spasms now and can barely walk more than a few feet without being in agony. My Dr wants me on bedrest (yeah, right, I have a mortgage) and out of work until I have surgery but I'll work as long as I can. I mean, I just sit all day long at a desk so it's not like I'm on my feet all day. He has me on some pretty strong pain medicine but it just takes the edge off and that's about it. Wish me luck as we still haven't finished completely unpacking not to mention I really need to work and be able to work overtime to help pay for the vacation we just took and all. Leave it to me huh! Well I think I'll try and get some sleep or I'm going to be a zombie at work today!!!!