This mandala was done a while back but needed the edges finished. I really do like using buttons to create a frame around a piece. Methodically stitching on the buttons was rather mindless but just what I needed. Plus, I wanted this piece finished for January. I have been 'ASKED' to participate in a local show! So delightful to be asked! The first half of this year I had numerous declines. I try to not let that discourage me but declines almost always cause some self-doubt. Over the summer I decided I simply need to stop trying so hard to get into shows. That I will let things come to me and only apply to be in shows that don't have a lot of hoops to jump through. This has been working well for me. This piece will be at Martin Luther College for the show entitled Joy in January.