Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Horsing Around

Noey has recently started taking horseback riding lessons. (just another drain on my fabric and yarn funds!) It was supposed to be a one time deal. She went
with her best friend Sophie a couple weeks ago, just for fun, but when she came home and told me all about it, and I saw how excited she was, I just couldn't say no to more lessons. What 8 year old girl doesn't love horses?!

It was my turn to carpool last week, so I got to watch the lesson. I was so impressed! Noey, Sophie, and another friend, Jacqueline, are so full of confidence with their horses. They are responsible for their horse from start to finish. They get their horse out of the stable, groom him, clean out his hooves, put on the bridle, and even carry out the saddle and put it on. Then they lead their horse to the corral, and work on riding skills. When they're done in the corral they lead their horse back to the stable, take off and put away the saddle, take off and put away the bridle, and put their horse back in his stall. It is just so cool to watch these little 8 year old girls so in control of a huge animal.

Yesterday, while Noey was at her lesson I was able to sew up this skirt. From start to finish it took me two and a half hours. That's the beauty of TNT patterns. Alterations have already been made, I knew it would fit, and I knew I would like it. I've had the fabric in my stash for some time. I originally bought it to go with the old yellow Cotton Ease, (I think the color was "Pineapple") which I still have quite a lot of. I'm thinking of making the February Lady Sweater, and now I have a skirt to wear with it!

The blouse is another one I made before our trip. It is plain white broadcloth that I got at Joann's for $1.49 a yard! Gotta love those sales!

This past year my good friend's 3 year old son was diagnosed with Diabetes. It's been a rough couple of months. Another good friend, Karen, has battled Diabetes all her life. Karen will participating in the American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes. Please stop by her blog and donate if you can.


At 8:31 AM, Blogger Karen said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out for the Walk-A-Thon!!! ;)

I really loved hearing all about Noey's riding lessons. It sounds like such a great experience for her. Sounds like she's a natural with the horses. And hurray for time to sew up wonderful skirts!!

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