***THIS POST HAS BEEN INTERRUPTED TO BRING YOU THIS NEWS: MY JOB HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2012 (or as long as I can stay) -squeal!-****
Since most the folks who I made these for have received them - and because I'm pretty sure none of them read this blog anyway - it's safe to share now!
I did the bracelets for all of my equine friends for Christmas. For the three ladies who have helped me a ton (since March mostly, though Sonya has been super-involved in my horse life since 2006 - she even gave me my first saddle/pad/bridle!) I made these:
Suzanne's is of her two most treasured horse things - her Arabian mare Reighnny and the beautiful new barn - that earth symbol is one of her favorite things, and it was a surprise from the barn builder, Charlie, to her (one of many surprise details on that barn).
Sonya's and Angie's are photos of their mares with this year's foals - both fillies. The mother with the palomino foal got EPM several years back. I helped when she was better trying to get her to ride again, but hills - even the slightest incline - really hurt her. So they decided to breed her. And WHAT a pretty little girl, Kali, came out! Bug, the sorrel mare, basically birthed her mini-me - in both appearance and temperament. Except that now the formerly sorrel filly, Ziva, is a smutty palomino. Can't wait to watch what these girls turn into!
These gifts were so fun (and easy!) to make. I've still got some other projects lined up - for myself now. I just need to get the sewing machine figured out!!
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In horse news: Planning on heading out to see Stanley today and see if he feels like tooling around on those jumps a little more. I punched some higher holes in my leathers to hopefully achieve a better position for it all. We'll see! Having fun is the goal. And I know we can achieve that!