Timeline of creating a boot top:

I hate this design! It’s going to be hard! Much whining!!!
I might as well get started and get it over with.
Hmmm, this isn’t so bad. Skiving is actually quite relaxing and quiet.
NOOOOOOOOO, now they need to be stitched!
Continued whining all throughout the stitching process…
Wow! These look great!
Much compliments… maybe I’m pretty good?!
Hey, I should make another pair of boots, and let’s see if I can do something even more difficult!

I love making boots, really I do!

There was much weeping and wailing in my shop this morning, because I dreaded the thought of punching all the little holes that will enable me to transfer this design to leather. And yes, I do it on the sewing machine, but much of this design required me to turn the wheel by hand, resulting in a blister on my finger. However, it is done, and now I get to cut it out of leather four times, skive it all, and then stitch it!
AAAAAAAAAUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuggggg…… muted screaming in background….