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!



Liutgard said...

I'm VERY, VERY pleased with your work! Awesomeness!

Erin Winslow aka Itsbugart said...

Cool! It is always great to feel that others appreciate the hardwork and skill that goes into hantcraft/sewing products. :-)