Thursday, 20 October 2011

Trying to catch my breath

I've been so busy lately, time with my DD and grandies, an unexpected sleepover by my DS and 6 of his friends. Lots of sheets needed changing first and now they need to be changed again AND I missed their visit 'cos I was off at a quilt retreat for the weekend.
I also whipped up a crocodile costume for Milly's Pony Club Gymkhana. It was fun to sew the outfit but I wished I had the pony to try it on. Guesswork is tricky but when they got home a dress rehearsal was held to make sure the costume fitted and to make sure the pony didn't panic with the long croc tail bumping his legs.
All went well, it fitted, the pony was calm and they took out a first place ribbon.
Look at Milly's smile.

8 comments:

Maria said...

Custume looks great, congratulations to Milly and Nan. It was a lovely weekend too.

beebee said...

cute costume! she looks so happy on the pony

Fiona said...

Oh well done on the crocodile costume for a horse... what a thing to do.... and well done to all of you for first place.... all that washing and missing the visit!!! oh dear....
Hugz

webbsway said...

Well, I'll be - you just never know where your sewing path will lead you! LOL That is so cute and such a good pony.

Life sure can be wild , can't it. I made my youngest son a goat costume when he was in grade school and he had the greatest time wearing it to school . I had put a bell on it -like my own goats wore and he would wiggle all over to make the bell ring. What fun we had. : )

Jodie said...

That is an awesome costume !!! of course it got first place and your new header pic is beautiful.

Allie said...

Gads you are busy - love the costume, hooray for first place!!!

Bev C said...

Hello Sue you wonder woman. That costume is fabulous. Hope you have a washing free weekend.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

rooee said...

gosh Sue you are amazing....look at that costume. Milly must have been so proud!!!
I can't imagine putting that on our horses. They even hate blankets on the snowiest of days. Wish the photo was larger :(.