Karen, this is your saddle.
I was really inspired by those lovely Jennifer Kistler saddles I saw in Portland earlier this month. One of the things I was particularly taken with was the contrasting piping between the seat and skirts. I decided to see if I could duplicate that look, and this is what I came up with.
Not too bad for a first attempt! Jennifer does it better, of course, but I'm still pretty pleased with my efforts.
The rest of the saddle is very much a work in progress. I haven't made the panels, and there's still a lot of shaping and cleanup work to do. Unfortunately, that will have to wait until tomorrow as the other people in this house seem to think dinner is more important than saddlemaking!