Sunday, April 17, 2016

Spring is in the air...

A short, but sweet post this week - full of the colors of spring time.

First, this week's Mandala Madness:


It brightened right up with pink and white in this last part.  It's amazing how each new layer totally transforms the layers preceding it.

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And this week I'm hosting a CAL on Ravelry with this little Doily Purse:


It was a cute and fairly quick project.  Perfect for a little girl (probably preschool age) to use for her small treasures.  I adapted the pattern by simply crocheting my bag in the round (spiraling up until it was the size I wanted it to be.  The handle is crocheted from where the bag ended and attached on the other side.  It's a super simple little bag and my notes can be found on my Ravelry project page.

And that's really all the crocheting I did this week.  It's been glorious weather-wise and my attention has been turned to the outdoors.  I picked my last pretty tulip for the picture above and got the flower beds weeded, mulched and even planted some zinnia seeds.  It's a little early for planting, but it's so warm I think I'm safe.  I can't wait until I have zinnias in bloom again.  They are a feast for the eyes!

The weekend has been filled with good things - beginning with a high school drama (featuring some young friends) on Friday night and culminating with dinner at Barcelona Tapas in Indy to celebrate oldest son's 27th birthday.   It's a new restaurant for us - it ought be fun trying out and sharing the different tapas - all of which are foreign to us.  =^)

I look forward to another promising week weather-wise and more gardening to freshen up the place.   I do love this time of year...

To see what other Yoppers have been up to recently, check out our thread on Ravelry!

12 comments:

  1. I just love your mandala and the way it shifts and changes each time you add more to it. How fun it must have been to host a CAL. An adorable little bag for a very young lady to carry.

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    1. It is fun Marsha. The CALs I occasionally host on Ravelry tend to be quick projects. Perfect for when inspiration isn't hitting, but it gets a person to pick up their crochet hook and have a go.

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  2. Your mandala is almost making me want to crochet one of these. Maybe one day....

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  3. Love your colorful projects! The purse is just precious!

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  4. Your mandala is so bright and cheery and how cute is that wee bag! Perfect for little girls.

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  5. You are so right how it changed when you added that pink and white....amazing! I loved it both ways but I must admit the white and pink in the end really made it just perfect! Your stitches are always so perfect. I've been crocheting for years but mine never looks that good. Could it be the yarn I use? Or old hooks? Or my technique or RA? Yours always looks gorgeous. I'm wanting to make that little purse for me! A long cord and it would be just right. I don't carry much with me so that's just my size. Always love your projects! Enjoy your Spring!

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    1. Your such an encourager. Thank you, Sam.

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  6. Happy birthday! Love both the mandala and the bag, if I was a little more into crochet,I'd join you, but too much knitting on the go at the moment!!

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