It’s nearly time for Breyerfest! I seriously considered going this year and had most of it all planned out. Then time got away from me, prices went up and other things got in the way. Now I am kicking myself.

In the end it’s probably a good thing I’m not going, because work has been, well, bad this summer, and taking a few weekdays off would be out of the question.

But then I had an opportunity to go see The Phantom of the Opera in Spokane (it was amazing and beautiful and the cast was perfect) which may not have happened if I had BF coming up… so yeah. I’m not going to feel too bad because seeing the opera ghost live was literally a dream come true. (now the ultimate would be to see the original on Broadway, but who knows if I can make a NYC trip happen!)

Anyway, even though I have to put Breyerfest off for another year, I’m still looking forward to hearing all about it. I can’t wait to read through blogs and see everyone’s pictures, as well as find out what the surprise model is.

I also want to draw attention to this excellent post by Knight’s Tale Studio – it’s definitely worth a read!

If you’re heading to Kentucky this week, whether it’s to meet friends, watch the performances, show or brave the NPOD…

She takes her NPOD shopping very seriously.

… remember to have FUN, and be respectful and kind and not like my obnoxious rider dolls.

Having fun is what it’s about right? I’ll look forward to reading all about it! 🙂

Happy 4th of July!

Wishing my fellow Americans a safe and happy 4th of July!

It’s nice to be starting sewing projects again. Aside from work, I haven’t been doing much sewing. I’m still having foot problems and operating a foot pedal can be really painful. Luckily things have gotten a bit better, so I’ve been working on my English saddle pads.

I’m always looking for ways to improve, so for these I went with smaller quilting, smaller binding and a small/pony sized pattern.

What I’m most pleased about is the underside.

My old pads aren’t awful but the bottom/exposed thread has always bothered me. I’m glad I was able to come up with a solution.

The only downside is that these aren’t as soft and flexible as my older ones, but they do keep their shape well.

On Gem Twist:

Copperfox Connemara:

It feels good to be sewing model horse stuff again though. I have plenty of ideas for more… I just need to find the time! 🙂