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, October 06, 2007

Some awesome swap packages!

First off I wanted to share some photos from the past few swaps I've been in. I don't care how much I do for my partner, they always seem to outdo me! And it's obvious that they read my blog and get to know about me before sending a package. What a neat thing to meet people you never would before, go shopping for them, make them something and know that they will enjoy it. Before becoming a member at Crochetville I didn't understand just how many wonderful ladies (and men) there are out there who are truly ready to be friends and get to know you.

Ok, so this first picture is from my purse swap partner! She made me the most colorful WIP bag (and it's lined!!!) with handles so large I can carry it on my shoulder!!!!, she also sent me 2 hook cases, some sugar and cream yarn, 2 skeins of yarn from France as well as some fine chocolates from France as well! WOW!!!!!!!!

This next package is from my scrap swap partner! Not only did she send me a ton of yarn that was brand new (along with the scraps) but a ton of puzzle books (being as I was out on medical leave, this was wonderful!,) she also made me a custom made word search puzzle that featured crochet terminology and words that meant things to me like my name, my dogs, hubby, where I live and other personal things! As if that weren't enough she sent me all of my favorite chocolate treats!!!!! Talk about being spoiled!!!

I am currently in the Harvest Yarn Swap and Bookmark Swap. I just went shopping yesterday for my yarn partner and was even able to buy a few extra goodies for her this time. I feel bad because I'm on a budget and can't usually buy all the extra things people always seem to do for me but we had a little extra money so I got my Yarn Swap partner a few things that she said she liked. I can't wait to get my bookmark partner so I can get started on that! I love to read and love making little thread projects since I'm no good at large ones!!!!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Update time

Well I went back to work yesterday! I was excited to get back to my life but it was definately hard. I was in minor pain but that was to be expected. Today was really rough and I was in quite a bit of pain but not so much that I couldn't work. I had physical therapy after work which was grueling but it helped. I really push myself in therapy to get the most out of my time there and I know in the end it helps me.

We had our 2nd garage sale on Saturday and everthing we didn't sell (with the exception of a few minor things) got given to Goodwill afterwords. We also sold our chest freezer and as soon as we can sell our sectional we can start working on making the garage into our game room like we planned.

I've been working on a few projects like an original afghan for my step-sisters wedding present. It's made out of Homespun yarn so it'll be nice and warm for Michigan in the winter (where she lives!) I'm also working on my own version of the Knitting Needles Bag which I am crocheting and will finish off with Crochet Hooks instead of knitting needles. (Be watching for the pattern once I finish it!)

I'm also working on a Pineapple skirt for myself. Up til now I've been leary about making a crocheted skirt because I couldn't figure out what I'd wear under it but then I had an idea that I could buy some nice satiny fabric and sew that to the inside of the skirt! I hope it works!

Since I started back to work I obviously don't have nearly the time I did to crochet so these projects will probably take me a little while to finish.

Well that's the news from here!