Thankfully it was serendipity, and he's going to be OK, and he's going to get a whittling lesson from Dad before he tries again. And the arrows he was whittling look great.
The little guy hard at work watching Cars while waiting for 5 stitches!
And it pays to patronize small business around here, too. On one day, the gracious proprietress of "Ginny's Fine Fabrics" gave us some patterns for Civil War era dresses, and we got an invitation to the Wasioja Civil War Days ball from friends. Just might have some sewing to do, and somehow I'm reminded of Famous Dave's.