Not truly my first as I love to do circular designs but this was the first time the intention was there to call it a Mandala. Many of my needle work designs revolve around a center starting point but not to many end up with a circular border. In needle work...circular is a bear to have finished. Framers will develop that thinking crease between their eyebrows and you'll develop one when you hear how much a finisher would charge to turn it into a pillow. To avoid that...I give most of my designs square or rectangular perimeters. Avoiding botox at all cost!
So...let me know what you think. I enjoyed this exercise, thinking I would like to create more of them in the future.