Long story short, while working at my alter (outdoors) a stray kitty decided to surprise me and jumped up on it during a ritual. I instantly reached for the kitty to keep her from getting harmed, and the sleeve of my robe brushed a candle just right without me noticing. It was a small fire, but none the less my sleeve did get burnt.
I'm looking to buy another robe, but don't don't want to waste money getting something cheaply made. (I know people who have ordered costume quality robes and payed good money for them) Does anyone know where I can order a nice robe?
On a positive note, the ritual was to help with my teenage daughters depression (a friend of hers tragically died in a car accident). I brought the cat inside, and no one ever claimed her. She instantly took to my daughter, and stays will her all the time. My daughter had allergies to cats when she was younger, but it's been over a month, and she's had no signs of allergy trouble. Is my magick that powerful? Did a God/Goddess gift it to her? Was the kitty just a hungry stray that showed up at the right time? Who knows. It's a simple reminder though that we don't always get what we want, but we do get what we need.
Please let me know if you happen to know a good source for a nice robe, or places I should avoid.