Monday, January 25, 2010

t.g.i.m.

I really do love my family, but it is so much easier to work when everyone else has gone to school or the office. The saddle bags which were impossible yesterday became a reality today. Here's a look at how things will fit together. The tree, skirts and saddle bags aren't actually attached yet.
I still need to add the conchos, seat cover and billet straps. I'm closing in on it, though!

8 comments:

  1. [b]Wow[/b] you are going great guns!

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  2. In the charro pictures from the rodeo, the ones you can see the rigging, it looks as if the top of their ring barely touches or doesn't touch the bottom of the saddle form... yours seem higher up. I admit, though, I've never seen any other than those pics you posted.
    =)

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  3. Good eyes, Bif! I've been worrying over that piece a bit, too. I *think* it's going to pull down into the proper position as soon as there is a girth to put some downward pressure on it. Unfortunately, it's one of those things that I won't know for sure until I actually get it all set up. There's always a lot of trial and error on stuff like that (which is exactly the reason why nothing is permanently attached yet!).

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  4. I know you've been working your fingers to the bone on all that stitching, but watching it on your blog it seems like it's going so fast! It looks fantastic!

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  5. Another amazing piece! Your talent is incredible!!!

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  6. Like Bif said, need to lower those rings some. Not a lot. And you may be right that the cinch will pull them down. I did find that the cinch pulled mine down more than I wanted and had to shorten them. It is looking great! Your stitching is superb!

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