Tuesday, June 26, 2007

People Make Me Sad Sometimes.

A brief sad story I just have to share....
One of my renaissance faire acquaintances just got custody of her grandchildren, ages 2 and 4, after the death of their youngest sibling (10 months old). She has been understandably quiet about the whys and wherefores of the whole situation, but I'm a librarian....and court documents are public records... I feel a little guilty for even looking, but it wasn't hard for me to discover that the children's parents - who would be the son and daughter-in-law of the woman I know - seem a bit unsavory, to say the least. Now, I don't know the whole story, but the court filings online show at a dozen or so various criminal charges, including improper handling of firearms, receiving stolen property, and child endangerment -- ugh. Anyway. The 2 year-old will turn 3 during our faire's run, and I'm pretty sure there will be all kinds of fuss made over this! And it gave me an idea.

See, I've had this rolled up in a box for several years now.It was my first project on evenweave, and the first time I played with beads (in her floral necklace). I like it, but it isn't exactly something I feel the need to display. But for a 3 year-old who dreams of being a princess...what do you think?? I have this crazy idea that I could drop it off at the faire box office, and ask someone there to deliver it at an appropriate time. That way no one would know exactly who it was from, and they wouldn't feel that they couldn't accept it...plus I would get the warm fuzzy of (hopefully!) watching it arrive, since I'm guessing it might be delivered at the end-of-day pub sing.
So I'm off to the LNS again this morning, hoping my framer can do something 1) affordable and 2) QUICK.....(Faire starts next weekend!)

13 comments:

rose_michelle said...

How beautiful! I never get tired of looking at your work. I think a future princess would love the inspiration from that. I have a friend's 6 year old who plans to be a princess when she grows up and she loves my stitching stuff. She thinks those who stitch are princesses beacause she saw it in a movie one day (I think it was Rapunzel stitching as she waited to be rescued or that Rumplestitlskin movie.) If so, then I guess I must return to my chambers and lay with my jewelry because princess don't sit behind desks all day!

Chelle said...

What a sweet idea! I hope it all comes together exactly the way you want it to.

Jenn L said...

I think it's a beautiful piece and a great idea. I hope those poor children can heal from whatever happened to them in that home.

Kerry said...

What a beautiful idea. It's a lovely piece and I'm sure it will be received with delight. How thoughtful of you.

Suz said...

That is super sweet and a great idea!!!

jymisgurl said...

What a beautiful piece! And such a sweet idea. I'm sure it will be much appreciated.

Von said...

I think it's a perfectly wonderful idea, Erin. :)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh Erin! that is a wonderful idea! it will make her feel so special and cared about. Go for it!

Juls said...

That is so special and I'm sure she will treasure it! You are so very thoughtful! It's such a beautiful piece ....meant for a princess!

Heather said...

That sounds so wonderful. What an awesome thing that is sure to make a little girl in a hard situation smile. Go you!

Aussie Stitcher said...

That is such a kind idea, one that is bound to put a smile on the face of a little girl who has been through so much, yay for you.

Joanne

tkdchick said...

What a perfect idea for a little girl whose going to need a huge pick-me-up!

vee said...

What a gorgeous idea!