Monday, November 30, 2009

Exhausted

So here is where the pack sets are now: Tiffany's needs a lash cinch and a halter and it's done. That's a good thing seeing how it needs to be on its way to Illinois tomorrow. Laura's is a small step behind. I ran out of round buckles and will need to replenish my supply before I can finish it up.

This is all I've done today. People often tell me that they can't believe how fast I work, but the fact of the matter is, it doesn't usually feel fast to me. I worked eight straight hours today. I did take a short break for lunch and later, to pick up my kids from school. Other than that, though, it's been all tack, all the time. Now my shoulders are sore and I am exhausted. Don't get me wrong. I do love making tack, just not eight hours at a stretch!

8 comments:

  1. I'm in no rush. I have no shows till the spring.

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  2. Those sets are really cool! I love the edging on the pack boxes.

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  3. But eight hours well-spent, maybe? The pack sets look fantastic! :)

    -Nichelle J

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  4. Eights hours is pretty hard work. I once spent 4 hours making a SM western saddle. Never again!

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  5. Oh my gosh Jennifer. I am so tack starved, eight hours making tack with all my tools around me sounds pretty close to heaven right now!

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  6. They look great. Who is the bay horse in the back? Is he some resin I am unfamilar with? Anyway he's really pretty. And good luck finishing the pack sets, they are really nice.
    Lindsay M

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  7. On reflection, this was really a whiney post! Eight hours isn't all that bad, it's just eight straight hours of mostly skiving lace and making keepers that was making me crazy. Plus, there was that whole deadline-stress thing going on!

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  8. Oh, Lindsay, I just saw your comment! The bay horse is an Eberl resin. I bought him a few months ago and promptly knocked him over and damaged the paintwork. Sigh. He's been hanging out on my desk ever since. I can't decide if I should try to restore him or make him an Appaloosa or...?

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