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.