Yesterday was the EK Crown Tourney, and the day could not have been more beautiful. I wish I'd thought to take a photo of the Populace banner waving in the breeze, because it was so gorgeous, and I'm disappointed in myself. I'd spent the night before finishing up the blanket stitching on the edges of my cloak and repairing a broken festoon, both of which I'd been putting off for too long.
In the process, I found that I really, really miss making jewelry. Might need to seriously look into that again. Aeons ago, when I was in my 20s, I used to make and sell jewelry, but after a series of major life changes, I stopped, though my love of beads never went away. Who knows, maybe this is a good way to get back into it.
The day itself was good. A bit tense, since I'm no longer on anti-anxiety medication, and crowds are a bit stressful. Went to the Athena's Thimble panel, though I didn't have anything to panel, and my hands were hurting to much from the cold to try to work on anything. Came away with an idea for my next embroidery project. My dress needs decorative cuffs added to it, and I have a whole bunch of silk and silk floss. Time to put the Jellinge-style weasel I drew to good use!
One of the best parts of the day, though, was getting to watch a person that I respect a lot, and am fond of, win Crown again. Brennan's a good guy, and this is the second time I've been able to watch him win. Looking forward to having him and Caoilfhionn on the thrones again.
All in all, not a bad way to spend a weekend.