Journey to the top of my table

When I been my efforts to clear my the table in my office, I didn’t really know what I would find as I made my way through the piles that had accumulated, but two of the items I came across were these spools of grosgrain ribbon:

red grosgrain ribbon
Two spools of grosgrain ribbon

I had purchased them with the idea that they would form part of the armature that would support my not-quite-completed boho heart mandala.

With the spools of ribbon unearthed, I could either:

a) put them away in a drawer where I store ribbon
b) assemble all the parts of the mandala and make the armature

Once I tracked down the boho heart mandala-to-be with other pieces I had purchased for the armature:

crochet heart mandala
The as yet to be finished boho heart mandala

I decided to go with option “b” as once the mandala is finished, it will be easier to put away, and I will not have to keep track of all of the parts that will form the armature.

With that decided, I spent a good part of my crochet time with a 5.0 mm hook and Red Heart Super Save cherry red crocheting around the second hoop that I had purchased for the armature, and before the sun had set, I was able to get a photo of all of the pieces of the future mandala:

crochet heart mandala
The pieces of a mandala to be

But the two spools of grosgrain ribbon were not the only thing I found.

I also found some of the five-round squares that are part of this practically perfect bag project that I began some time in June or July and then set aside when state fair fever hit:

flamingo fabric lining granny square crochet bag
The first flamingo square with the fabrics that will line it

In addition to the square shown above, I had also started crocheting the five-round granny squares, and there were eight in desperate need of having the ends woven in, which I did:

crochet squares granny squares
Eight five-round granny squares with the ends woven in

For the time being, I am going to focus my efforts on finishing the myriad partially completed projects that are lurking in my office, so that the next time I hear the siren call of a new project that absolutely, positively, must be started today, there will be space at the table for me to begin.

3 thoughts on “Journey to the top of my table

  1. I knew you would find something to keep busy. These new projects will be great! I really need to get inspired & finish some of my own WIPs. Posts like this one are a good nudge. I really need to get out of my rut. Thanks, Leslie.

  2. Good for you for going to the wip pile! Perhaps I can find some inspiration in that as well…

  3. I love the colors you choose for the practically perfect bag. I’m thinking I may have to “borrow” that color palette from you. Don’t know what for yet, but I’m sure something will come to me – probably sooner than later! Thanks for the inspiration!

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