I will be judging the English and Harness divisions at the Hearts and Horses live show in Portland, Oregon this weekend. I am absolutely delighted about the opportunity to have a rare weekend away from home. I'm looking forward to meeting several hobby friends in person, and am expecting to be wowed by the level of competition in that region. I will be staying with my sister Erin and that is another reason for happy anticipation. We haven't lived in the same state for more than twenty years, so our visits are limited to once or twice a year at most. As far as I'm concerned, the weekend can't get here quickly enough. But, alas! it's only Monday and I still have a lot of work to do between now and then. Here are a few pictures of a Pebbles scale saddle that I just finished up this morning. This saddle is much smaller than my usual 1:9 traditional scales saddles. As you can see, its seat section is smaller than a quarter! I like this Mutt-and-Jeff picture. Both these saddles were made from the same piece of leather.
Unfortunately, I do not get many orders for little saddles like these. They really are fun to make and are a nice change from the big guys.