Sketching

This is what I do sometimes when I’m supposed to be working. This pair will be for me… someday.

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I got some satisfaction

Building a cowboy boot that sits straight front-to-back and side-to-side requires precise patterning and careful lasting. If you’re off even a little bit it shows up on a tall boot like this one.
That sounds like bragging, but really it’s an explanation for why I’m feeling satisfied and grateful right now.
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Sideseams

One of the beasts that lives in my studio decided to play nicely today. #sideseams #americanstraightneedle

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Counter cover

Close-up of the stitching on the counter cover

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One piece boot tops

The one piece boot tops are ready to be put on the last. The process of putting these together will be the topic of my YouTube video this month.

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Up close

Close-ups from today’s work

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Following the rules

I had planned to stitch all four top panels today but it didn’t happen. Now I will go home and follow the Lisa Sorrell Small Business Rule: “When I’m at the shop I don’t worry about what’s not done at home, when I’m at home I don’t worry about what’s not done at the shop.”

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