Yesterday, I sliced my thumb open on a glass. Silly thing broke in my hand under normal pressure, and viola! I have a lovely cut on my thumb.  I'll spare you all a shot of the actual cut, but suffice it to say that stitches were not off the table for most of yesterday.  The cut is long, jagged, deep, and in an awkward spot between my knuckles. It made work difficult yesterday, since it was press day and we were trying to get the paper out.  I felt so bad that I couldn't do my normal workload and help.  Not much I could do about it, though, and everyone is really understanding.

It's sore, itchy, and really, really ugly today.  Good thing I wasn't planning on getting any tack done this week, huh?

In more pleasant news, one of the english saddle tutorial testers sent me a photo of her saddle made from the tutorial and a bridle she did herself!

Tack & photo by Shanti

She did a fantastic job on the saddle, of course, and look at that girth!  The bridle is a really nice effort, too, much tidier than what you typically see in this scale.

I'm still plugging away at the tutorial, but I'm barely balancing school and work right now, so progress is slow.


  1. Oh no! I cursed you with my glass cut! But yours is much worse :( May the healing be quick.

  2. Oh no, this must hurt really bad!! Hope your thump will get better soon!

  3. Thanks ladies. It's already healing up and, surprisingly, isn't painful at all unless I do something stupid.

  4. Ouchie! :o That must have HURT!
    Speaking of saddles, I took one of the tack sets I made with your tutorial to the MHL live and managed to get a third place in the OF Performance section! :D :D


  5. well done Last Alliance Studios!!!

    i can't wait to try out the tutorial...if you want another guinea pig ;).....

  6. Great job, Christine! Thanks for posting that link, it's been fun to look through. I actually see some of my OTHER tack in there, too! Do you know who owns the spotty little mule? I made his saddle, and I can't for the life of me remember who it belongs to.

    You take SUCH lovely, clear pictures. I'm jealous!