Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A little bit about a lot (or, how I'm procrastinating with packing)

I have a bunch of longer, separate posts I could write, but instead I'll just write a little bit about a lot and put off my packing...til tmw morning!

Thing 1: I'm going to PR weekend in NYC tmw, yea!  Will I see you there?
 pr-nyc-badge

Thing 2: I'm continuing on with my spring cleaning. I bought some more shelving for the remainder of my fabric stash, in the other closet:
other-fabric

And here are my patterns, organized by garment type, except for knits which get their own box:
patterns

And here's my "bucket of patterns I want to make up soon" which I find adorable (plus my list of what I want to buy in NYC):
my bucket of patterns I want to make soon

Thing 3: I made my mom an apron from this fabric I bought at Whipstitch in Atlanta.
It combines multiple things she loves: hearts, turquoise, plus she was a professional typist.   If there were cats lounging at the feet of Elvis  while he typed, it would have been completely perfect.   And what was left on the bolt was exactly the right amount to make the kind of apron she likes.
typewriter fabric from WhipStitch Atlanta (now an apron for my mom)

Thing 4: my mom bought me this bouquet, isn't it exquisite?
bouquet from my mom

Thing 5: On Saturday, I went to see the completion and disbursement of the sand mandala at the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health (where I completed my MBSR course last summer, except they've moved to a gorgeous new building.)

sand mandala at the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health, 5/12/12
I wish you could hear the sound while they are making the mandala.
sand mandala at the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health, 5/12/12
It was amazing.
sand mandala at the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health, 5/12/12
The monks spend 100 hours creating this mandala out of sand, then they sweep it up and pour it into a river to send, in this case, its healing powers around the world.
sand mandala at the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health, 5/12/12
Here it is, completed:
sand mandala at the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health, 5/12/12
They put it on a table and people take a lot of pix:
sand mandala at the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health, 5/12/12
sand mandala at the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health, 5/12/12
Then they have a ceremony.  I didn't take pix of when they actually sweep the sand into the middle of the board during the ceremony, as I was living in the moment, but I took more pix as we walked to the river. I loved the headpieces. 
sand mandala at the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health, 5/12/12
The monks poured the sand into the river a bit at a time (ok on flickr this photo is portrait, i don't know why it's landscape on the blog. )
sand mandala at the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health, 5/12/12
It felt amazing and I was grateful to be there.
sand mandala at the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health, 5/12/12

There are more pix here on the PCYH website.
And the full explanation of the mandala is here on the PCYH website.

Ok, so next time I write it will be from or about NYC!
Good night and be well!

7 comments:

  1. Meg, I will definitely be going to Mood! Am SO excited about the step and repeat! See you probably first thing!

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  2. I wish I was going to PR weekend but unfortunately I won't be able to make it this year. So I will be looking forward to your post I know it will be a blast.

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  3. "If there were cats lounging at the feet of Elvis while he typed, it would have been completely perfect. And what was left on the bolt was exactly the right amount to make the kind of apron she likes." LOL, I love it and I love Elvis! and cats.

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  4. One day....
    Have a great weekend.

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  5. Have a great time in NYC! Your pictures were gorgeous.

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  6. Have fun at PR Weekend! I have a good reason for not being able to go this year - my daughter is graduating this weekend. It's the only thing that could keep me away for PR Weekend! Buy lots of gorgeous fabric!

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