Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Whew...

Well, my work area looks like a battlefield...
but I did manage to finish Anne's saddle.
I don't know.  I think I should start allowing myself three days per saddle.  I can make them in two, but it's a long, hard haul.  I think my family likes me better when I'm not pushing myself this hard...

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  1. OMg you made a saddle in TWO days!?! Color me totally impressed. (Says in a serious deep voice) "Yes, please allow yourself THREE days to make a saddle".
    Lorrie

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  2. Yeah, I know... Two days isn't a lot but they're too looong days! I used to be able to make a saddle in one day, but I think those days are done. I've added so many small but time consuming details in the last year or two plus I just keep getting older and tireder. I can't work as fast as I used to!

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  3. OMG, that is freakin' beautiful!! Wonderful job - wish that was coming my way!!

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  4. Be nice to yourself - give it three days for a saddle :)

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  5. Beautiful saddle! And your table looks pretty much like mine ;-))
    What's the remote control for? Don't you keep yourself concentrated strictly to your work? *LOL* ;-)

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  6. If I allow myself three days for a saddle, how long do I get for the girth, pad, and bridle? I can get those done in a day but usually it's more like a day and a half... I don't really expect to get much today since I promised the girls I'd take them to the dog park plus I am camera shopping!

    Shanti--The remote control is for the little flat screen tv mounted on the wall to the right of my work area. It's much easier for me to spend long hours at tackmaking when I have something to watch/listen to.

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  7. Two days is incredible. There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking three days ;)

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  8. I like having a TV or at least a radio running too while I'm doing my tack jobs or working at a repaint. It easily get's boring in pure silence....

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  9. I really don't see how you do it in 2 days! I allow myself 2 weeks to make one western set! I just can't do it faster than that!

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  10. Even if you even it out to two and a half days for the saddle and one and a half for the accessories, that's one complete set every four days--and you deserve to schedule at least one day a week for wrap up and doing things for you outside of the studio!

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  11. Two days? you'r crazy!
    I spend at least a weak on a complete set, so four days is really really fast!
    I love the saddle, it looks very nice.

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