Yesterday I got an e-mail that informed me that somebody nominated me to judge at the show as well! This is neat, even though I won't be able to judge more than half of the show since I am showing in most of it. I can judge on Sunday, for the china classes and the OF collectibility. It'll be fun if I get picked! I sent back my little judging resume this morning.
I'm still going in circles in my head about my NAN donation saddle set. I know that I want to make something super flashy, but I'm stuck on the tooling pattern. I have made a lot of progress in the last year on leatherworking, but I'm still not at the level I would like to be at. I think I just need to sit down and get some practice done, so I can figure out what's realistic to try and do, and what will just look cramped and busy.
Either that, or I need to perfect the technology on my shrink-ray as well as my burglar skills, so I can sneak into tack shops, shrink their real saddles, and get out in under sixty seconds!
It's also ten days from Hearts N Horses, the show I am putting on! I'm very excited about this. Two of the judges are flying in from out of state, one is Jennifer Buxton - she does incredible tack, and we're going to have "tack time" on Sunday! Two tack-makers picking eachother's brains - it's going to be so fun. I'm already generating a list of questions, I hope you know what you have gotten yourself into, Jennifer! :-p
I have another blog entry that has been floating around in my head to do for a while, but it requires some time with MS Paint first. So that'll be coming after my show is over, and I feel OK about setting aside time to play with MS Paint again.
Lastly - one small rant - I'm getting kind of sick of all the lols on PunditKitchen being about how awesome/smexy/cute/magical Barack is. Yes, he's awesome, and yes, our country is better now that he's going to be running it. But you can only lol about it so many times, people.