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?
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:
And here are my patterns, organized by garment type, except for knits which get their own box:
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):
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.
Thing 4: my mom bought me this bouquet, isn't it exquisite?
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.)
I wish you could hear the sound while they are making the mandala.
It was amazing.
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.
Here it is, completed:
They put it on a table and people take a lot of pix:
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.
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. )
It felt amazing and I was grateful to be there.
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!