Look who's almost done! A friend for Jordy the Moose as I test my own pattern. This is the smaller version of my larger moose already available here.
I had announced this smaller moose as my next pattern release and the very next day I ended up with a head injury.
On June 28th I was sitting on my kitchen floor taking photos of miniatures for my dollhouse page and when I stood up my head had an unfortunate collision with a cupboard door. I hit it so hard that I required stitches to put my scalp back together. I'll spare you the gory details but I got a concussion and also damaged a nerve. For the next 2 weeks I couldn't sit at my computer for too long without getting a nasty headache. I couldn't shop at all. I couldn't go outside and enjoy the sun. I was nauseous and oh so tired! And then on top of that the nerve damage caused severe bolts of pain at random times throughout the day and also in my sleep as it would wake me up. About 3 weeks in the symptoms thankfully began to ease up enough to where I could function for the entire day and not just part of it.
I never thought to announce it here or on my facebook page as each day I'd wake up symptom free and think, OH! I'm all better! I'd even tell others that I was all better. But it wouldn't be too long and I'd realize that I wasn't. And each day I'd think tomorrow I'll be better! And then tomorrow would come and I'd say for sure tomorrow I'll be better and the next day the same, haha I was so sure of it.
Well, here we are and finally I can say for real that I am so much better. I still have some lingering symptoms but nothing compared to what it was. I'm so thankful!
And can I ask you before you stand up off a floor to look up first! One of my friends who had a head injury caused by a car accident told me she has been more mindful of the cupboard doors since I did this to myself. That made me so happy! One good knock on the head might have saved another one from happening. There's always a bright side, right? So remember dear ones to look up before standing up!
I'm really hoping to get this pattern posted for you super soon. I'm so close. It's now all written up and tested. All that's left is to finish sewing it together and take photos. I'll get back to working on it tonight. But first I think I'll have a coffee and enjoy a little ice cream :) UPDATE: Pattern is here