Friday, April 17, 2009


It's snowing again! We are under a winter storm warning until noon tomorrow, and right now the big, sloppy springtime flakes are coming down hard and fast. My kids were very disappointed they did not get the day off school. I sympathized, but secretly I was delighted. What a wonderful excuse to spend a quiet day at home with nothing to do but work on tack!First things first, though. Before I even looked at my leather tools, I took the girls out for a short, off leash walk.Like most dogs, they enjoy the snow. I let them wander around until we were all cold and wet.
Poor Maggie. She has so many issues. I don't know if she'll ever really get over her fear of cameras. She will hardly come near me when I am holding it.
Now we're all inside again. The dogs are sleeping in their beds and I am struggling with my NAN saddle. Here's a quick look at my progress so far. Disregard the messy pommel area. That will be fixed soon enough. Of greater concern is the part that's not done. I can't seem to figure out how get the seat section mounted onto the panels and still leave enough space for all those d-rings... My attempts so far have looked pretty amateurish.
I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually, but I may have to put it aside for a few days and work on something else. I find that inspiration rarely strikes when I'm frustrated and that's exactly how I'm feeling about this saddle right now!


  1. I love the stitching work on the seat of the saddle... and the color, of course! Jennifer my love, you really do have to put aside one day and make tack with me. Kind of like a sewing bee.. but with tack! Umm... Saddle Bee? LOL

    Seriously though, you are long overdue for a visit - vice versa!

  2. Heather, you are welcome here anytime, but I just don't see myself making that drive in the near future. Too busy with the kids and tack and all that. We used to go to KC one or two times a year, but I haven't been back at all since Seth's parents moved to Texas. It would be fun to have a "Saddle Bee" though. Erin Corbett and I had one of those in February when I flew out to judge the Hearts N Horses show. I got so much out of it! It's really helpful to see how other people do things.

    And thanks for your comments on the saddle. The stitching took forever and I did not enjoy doing it, but I like the way it looks now :)