Sunday, March 2, 2014
Chris Armstrong's Camel
The local hobbyists couldn't manage a weekend off. Our only time to get together was the very day I flew in. I am thankful that it all worked out. Chris Armstrong, Pat McDonald, Debi Roff, and Lauren from Phoenix all showed up (plus Allen) and we had a fine time. In addition to the camel, there were three model horses and a pile of tack.
Mini Time Machine on Camp Lowell road -- a museum of miniatures!! (Squeal!!) Along with a Stone ISH and one of my own cross stitch blankets -- none other than Mint O'odham, which has its own blog post. mint o'odham
(I know, I'm one of those crazy people who actually name their saddle blankets... ) The blanket and horse donation happened later, after I got home.
Meanwhile, there was this camel...
It's not like we don't have any reference for those.
Chris hasn't cast him yet -- he's not finished. But plans are afoot. I all but promised I wanted one. I did that silly thing, that one thing that indicates falling-in-love, and that nearly always results in a sale, sometime in future: I named him.
Other TSII news:
As of March 2, the Clyde Goehring Saddle is not finished yet. I have 4 days to work on it before I vanish yet again for twelve days. There just seem to be a lot of trips in my life! I anticipate completion, and starting on the next customer (Anja Schmidt) "in the fulness of time." Which is to say, much slower than I'd prefer!! but at least it's not years. At this point we're looking at the last two weeks of March. If apologies for inconvenience can be accepted after more than 5 years of delays, they are offered. On the good side, when I showed the Goehring on Carrick to the museum staff, they were suitably impressed.
I think it put in a good word.