Marlton Mandala

Things have been stressful lately, and what with being away from the nest,  I've not been able to spend my usual "me" time on the things I love like sewing, cooking, crafting, drawing, gardening.

Things have been stressful lately, and what with being away from the nest,  I've not been able to spend my usual "me" time on the things I love like sewing, cooking, crafting, drawing, gardening. Yesterday I had an afternoon "off" and was able to just sit and crochet for a few hours. I had scored a bag of cotton yarn from the local Michael's and decided to try my hand at mandala making. It's super fun! I used a pattern from Attic 24 - Lucy always writes great instructions, complete with lots of step-by-step photos.  I think I was a bit off my game with colours (and this photo doesn't show them very well, so it's kind of impossible to tell). I was trying to be bright and circus inspired, but kept driving at great speed towards a sports jersey meets old man cardigan car crash.  Here's a better picture.

See what I mean?  Somehow I think the lime green saved it, but maybe I'm fooling myself.

My Perfect City (Supposedly)

Back in 2005, I took this stupid quiz.  I decided to take it again to see if the results are different.  Yes they are. So my needs have changed in the last 9 years.  How very interesting of me.

I think I would like living in Austin, apart from the fact that it's (a) surrounded by Texas and (b) pretty landlocked.  Seriously my favourite American city right now is Savannah.  That will take some beating.

Company

This lady has been keeping me company the last few nights. I don't think she likes me.  

Painting by Libeau, aka my mother.