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Mandala has a home! Plus, new shawl and favorite dog treats recipe

After some thought and time to locate supplies, I was able to satisfactorily hang the mandala on my living room wall, behind my piano. I used a simple curtain rod and some metal rings in every other space of the border. I think I may add rings to the rest of the open spaces, to… Continue reading Mandala has a home! Plus, new shawl and favorite dog treats recipe

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Finished Spice Market Mandala

After several months of stitching almost every morning, I've finished the Spice Market mandala. I started it way back in February, right before my trip to Tokyo. That means I've been working on it bit by bit for the last 5 months. https://youtu.be/Pv0OHJ6DpOo Spice Market mandala is finished! https://youtu.be/1I6MbQHturc Close-up video best shows the colors.… Continue reading Finished Spice Market Mandala

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Crochet update and thoughts on summer travel

Summer travel is usually big for me, and I typically try to get out of Korea during the hottest part of the year - my recent favorite August destinations have been home to California; Australia (it's winter Down Under in August); and Japan. This year is different, of course. Travel is made difficult because of… Continue reading Crochet update and thoughts on summer travel

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Spice Market mandala progress on a rainy day

We had some rain today, so that meant less time outside with my pup, but more time inside cooking, answering student messages, and edging ahead on my various projects. Here's what the Spice Market mandala looks like, as of today: PHOTOS: some views of the Spice Market mandala I'm into Part 7 now, so 3… Continue reading Spice Market mandala progress on a rainy day

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Mandala progress, and my basic applesauce recipe

PHOTOS: I'm about half-way done with the Spice Market mandala. All the colors are in play at this point. The avocado stitch marker comes from IKnit2Purl2, on Etsy. I'm still plugging away at the wonderful Spice Market mandala, which will turn out to be a special table or wall decoration. There are such a variety… Continue reading Mandala progress, and my basic applesauce recipe