Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Year Of The Horse - Part Two

Remember this project?  They're finally finished!  Tim had Claire at Clever with Leather make me a pair of custom chaps :-).


While I picked my colors mostly as a tribute to Handy, the big red horse of my heart, there's a bit more to it.


The main color matches Handy.  The fringe has white mixed in just like his gorgeous tail.


The tail hair weaving worked perfectly!



The silver western style buckle is in memory of Aria.


The brown piping is for Hickory.





I love them!

And the chaps, too ;-).


26 comments:

small farm girl said...

Nice!!!!!

Gloria19 said...

they are beautiful as well as
meaning a lot to you. such lovely
craftsmanship and happy memories

LannieK said...

Ver, very nice :-)

Michelle said...

Yay – a horse post! And yet more proof that Tim is Saint. Plus, I can't believe that a fellow camera-shy photog let someone photograph her, um, RUMP!

Keechy said...

Lovely, and lovely how each part of them means something to you

Jo said...

Beautiful craftsmanship and beautiful memories. That is the LONGEST horse tail I have ever seen ! (Last photo) Greetings, Jo

Buttons said...

Wow they are beautiful what incredibly talented skilled work. Your photos show them well. Beautiful. Hug B

MarmePurl said...

Chills. What a tribute to those you have loved. Even better, what a tribute from The Saint who loves you.

Sheepmom said...

Ditto MarmePurl. You'll use them forever and be riding with all your horses each time.

Lori Skoog said...

Morning Sara! The chaps were well worth the wait. They look so soft and every detail is just what you were looking forward to. Of course your photos show the them off beautifully. Thank you Saint Tim...you know Sara very well. Are you out fishing today?

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Marcy Doane said...

What a thoughtful and special gifl. And your butt looks great n them.

Tombstone Livestock said...

They are beautiful, love the horsehair braid inset, now you need a western saddle to go with them. Saint Tim is well named.

Miha Giustina said...

Wow, Sara, this is simply gorgeous. The tail-hair weaving is something really special. It looks so very nice.

Abby Frances said...

Beautiful! I love how each part represents a horse special to you. Could you tell me what color you would say Aria was? Sorry, I'm not an experienced horse person but she was so beautiful. Handy is super handsome!

I need orange said...

Thanks for taking us through all the details, so we "got" all the important details.

I love the way you not only cream the best off the top of every day, but remember the cream of your yesterdays in such a thoughtful and detailed fashion.

You set a good example. :-)

Shirley said...

Gorgeous chaps! Beautiful leather, and wonderful attention to detail. I especially like the horsehair weaving and that each part is a tribute to one of your horses.

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

Oh Bad Michelle :)
The horsehair weaving and the placement is spectacular. You did such a good job and the chaps will be the envy of everyone who sees them!! Will foreward this on to my sister (of 13 horses......) who does weave on occasion when not haying/planting/horse camping etc

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Sara what lovely chaps. They are a work of art. Your horse is a beauty. Wonderful photos. I just posted to my blog class project from the Kentucky Fiber Festival. Smile. Hugs Judy

Terry said...

Love the chaps! What a nice tribute they are to your horses.

thecrazysheeplady said...

I do have a western saddle :-). Those are "English" chaps though, not that it really matters.

Aria was a bay, a little darker than a blood bay, but not a black bay like you frequently see with thoroughbreds...

Thanks for all the lovely comments :-). They are a once in a lifetime gift and I love how everyone appreciates the sentiment behind them.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Wow...they are a work of art! You look fantastic in them! What a treasure:)

Kim said...

Those chaps are just amazing! The mounting block made of rocks is too.

gowestferalwoman said...

OMG OMG OMG!!! IM SO JEALOUS!!!! right down to even having sheep in your arena to cut the grass...

girl, you got it going on!!!!

xoxox

Alice said...

Incredible piece of artwork in your chaps! What a loving tribute to your horse family. Definitely a gift stitched with heartstrings!

The Dancing Donkey said...

Those are amazing!

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