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.
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!