Saturday, March 15, 2014


Even though I know better, I somehow managed to convince myself that the only thing standing between me and a pair of pebbles scale panniers was a couple hours in the studio.  

I sat down to work at noon.  The first couple hours passed quickly, but progress was slow.  Another hour came and went, and then another and another.  It was six o'clock before I could finally call them done.
Two hours, six hours.  It's all the same, right?


  1. When the result is that stunning? Yes!

  2. Prototypes always take forever. Congratulations... I envy you the six hours!

  3. To be completely accurate, it was six hours today plus another couple hours on Thursday. Eight hours isn't a showstopper, but it's a lot more than a "couple hours."

    I don't know why I persist in thinking of these as a one sitting project. Perhaps because the construction seems so obvious? In any event, now that I've written about it, I hope that I will never make this mistake again! I don't mind long projects, but I like to know they're going to be long when I start out.

    And thanks for the compliments, Jane. I wish I had taken a little more time with the picture so that the panniers were sitting more level. I promise it looks better in person!

  4. Methinks panier has only 1 n.

  5. I had to double check, but the double "n" is correct.


  6. Dobert makes the Stallmeister bridle with a buckle crown. If you require reference material at all. :)