Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Parting shots

Camera issues aside, this was a great year for photos.  Here are a few of my favorites!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The year of the horse(s)

2014 was the Year of the Horse, and when the year began, I thought that horse was going to be Mystyc.
I was wrong.
Despite my best efforts...
Mystyc and I never really came together as a team.  
We had some good times...
but I wasn't heartbroken when she moved to a new home in Nebraska.
Since she left, I've come to realize that the Year of the Horse wasn't actually the year of Mystyc.  In fact, she was just one of many horses I rode this year.
These included some old friends,
some horses who belonged to old friends,
and one celebrity horse.
Matt the Cowpony
I did passage on a Lipizzan,
The Kidd
rode sidesaddle on a Fjord,
dabbled in horse yoga,
Currently, I am splitting my riding time between three good horses:  Santana,
and Bob.
It turns out that the Year of the Horse wasn't really the Year of the Horse at all.  2014 was the Year of the Horses, and it's been a wonderful ride!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Collaboration halters #2 and #3

I finished the second...
and third collaboration halters.
The black one is Erin's, the green one is mine and the pink one will be heading to Illinois.
This was really a fun little project.  Thanks for collaborating with me, Erin!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Late Christmas

The mail man delivered one last Christmas box yesterday.
These are my Secret Santa gifts from the Facebook group, MH Gift Exchange.  
I like everything, but my favorites are the "Bad to the Bone" frame...
and this custom mug. 
Thanks, Leslie!  What a great way to end the holiday gift giving season!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

2014 model year in review

I bought just one model in all of 2014.
Despite that, this was a really good year for me on the collection front.  Here's a look back at the Braymere class of 2014, starting with the resins and customs.  

The first new arrival was Donkeh Waffles, who was a gift from Erin Corbett. 
She was followed by Poker Face, who came to me via a trade.
and Spring Fever arrived together, in what was perhaps the most epic Purdy box of all time.
and Upwey Brass were part of another epic box, this time from Margaret Balch.
All the 2014 models are worthy of favorite status, but none more so than Snickers.  Thank you so much to Tiffany Purdy for bringing my old friend back to life! 
2014 was also a Breyer filled year.  In addition to working for Breyer, I also added five gift Breyers to my collection.  The first was this Clydesdale, who was part of Erin's Big Easy Bash winnings.
Bensema was a gift from Susan Bensema Young,
Hasta B Shasta was part of Snickers' entourage...
and Regifted came from Margaret by way of Tiffany.
Finally, the year ended as it began, with a gift donkey from Erin.
I may have bought just one horse, but this was an excellent year, filled with beautiful models and the most amazing model horse friendships.  Thanks everyone!