My mom, who is an avid knitter and crocheter, was visiting for a week.  Recently she started knitting and crocheting again and made me two new hats while she was here.  She had already started one when I told her I wanted the hat a little loose on my head.  But I didn’t want her to unravel the other one, hence the two hats look almost identical :)

Crochet Winter Hats

Of course, while she was here I didn’t get any sewing done, but I did get a sketch finished that I started working on earlier in the year.  I am a decent watercolor painter, but when it comes to pencils and markers, my skills don’t reach very far.

This one I started in the Yosemite Valley in January.  I have never done sketch at location before.  We were at the valley for my birthday and I got sick.  So instead of our usual hiking around, we took it easy and drove into the valley during one afternoon with tea and some snacks.  While Kaushik read, I decided to do a sketch from the parked car at Cook’s Meadow.  I finally got around to finishing it, now that I have the right shade of gray that I didn’t have then.

Cook's Meadow at Yosemite Valley