Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Think pink

My husband started his new job today. It's a good job but it's a long way from home, so he was up and away long before I got out of bed this morning. The kids left for school at 7:45, and then, for the first time in a long time, the house was truly my own.

I haven't made a lot of tack in the last two months. I've been distracted and worried, and the thought of making anything complicated has been absolutely overwhelming. Now, however, all that has changed. Seth is re-employed. The kids are in school. We survived the rough patch and life should be getting back to normal. I feel both ready and eager to tackle the remaining backlog.

But you know that saying about the best laid plans?

I didn't get to work on the Portuguese saddle pattern today. Or the Mexican saddle pattern, or any of the other complicated things I thought would keep me busy. Instead, I spent most of the day with my older son and his newly diagnosed case of Pink Eye.
Oh well, at least we have health insurance again!

Despite the bored and unhappy kid, I did manage to squeeze in a little tackmaking time.
This is the beginnings of a saddle blanket. I chose the colors to match the gaming saddle's seat, but I teased Ryan that the various shades of pink were a tribute to the current color of his eyes. He didn't think that was funny. I did. Life is getting back to normal. Everything is funny to me today.


  1. I'm so glad :-) That's a great pattern for the saddle pad; what size cloth are you using?

    My thought for more blogs: How to take care of tack. Storage ideas, cleaning and moisturizing leather etc.

  2. I"m glad you're getting back to normal and feeling better about things!

  3. So happy that things are turning around!Love the colors in the saddle blanket.
    Poor kid tho - pink eye HURTS!

  4. I really admire anyone who can cross-stitch, crochet too! :-) Pink eye bites, hope kiddo is better soon. We're all worried about swine flu here. Lorrie

  5. I use 18 count Aida cloth for saddle blankets. I've thought about doing a tutorial on them, but I suspect that my instructions would make a real cross stitcher wince. Probably I am doing everything wrong, but I am capable of producing a passable saddle blanket!

  6. The back to normal chaos - always lovely :)