Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy Accidents and Life changes

I know that lapses in posting around here are pretty regular, so thanks for still reading. It has been an interesting few months. I have, after nearly 20 years, returned to school to obtain an Arts degree, and 4 weeks into the first term I can say that I should have done this much sooner. For the first time in memory I am maintaining an A in math. This makes me stupidly giddy.

I have been keeping busy with projects between homework assignments, and I have recently had a very happy accident. My patron has an adorable little girl, and as typical with toddlers she grew larger between the time I measured her and when I made her new tunic. She got to wear it once. Her father in his wisdom suggested that I enter it into the Children's Garb Exchange clothing competition to be held at Bar Gamel's. I made her a new set of tunics, bigger this time so she should be able to wear it for two or three months.

Too Small Tunic
New Tunics that will hopefully fit for a few months

Since we planned on day tripping the event and I wasn't sure that we would be there early enough to make the entry deadline, I sent the Too Small Tunic ahead of me with a friend that would be getting there Friday night. This ended up being a really good thing.

Friday evening I left the Husband to give the kiddos a bath and put them to bed while I went to the grocery store. I wasn't gone long when I got a text from him telling me that I needed to get home right away. Our youngest had had a pimple on his tush that we were keeping an eye on, and overnight it got much worse.

Tl:dr I spent 6 hours in the ER with a squirmy three year old, and we were not going to make it to the event.

My little man. Nothing keeps him down for long.

Cut to last night when I started getting messages telling me that I had won several of the categories for the contest. I think they were people's choice, Queen's choice, and most likely to be worn in a mud puddle. My friend brought home my prizes, and I was gobsmacked. Seriously they were not kidding around with the prizes!

Loot! The folks making prizes went above and beyond.

I plan on making something nice for my patron's daughter as a thank you for his great suggestion, and I think the pashmina would look lovely on his wife.

MY VERY OWN NEMO BUCKET!!! You have no idea how badly I have wanted one of these!