One of the newest rages is Le Fash show shirts. While I have to admit that I don't love the name, I do adore the shirts... Reminds me a bit of riding store meets trendy NY designer. It works, really well.
Thanks to "The Donald" as in "Trump" in late September those who live and work in the Big Apple are in for quite a treat. Basking in the success of his entry into the world of show jumping last winter in Palm Beach (the inaugural $100,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix this past January), Trump is putting on an another event, "The $100,000 Trump Invitational," in Central Park on September 26th.
The Grand Prix will be held in the Wollman ice rink, now the Trump Rink and 1000+ general admission seats will be available and 70 VIP tables. The event will be held on a Thursday night. There is one small glitch; some of the country's top riders won't be in attendance as the New York event is being held the same week as the first Furusiyya Nations Cup final in Spain.
Olympic veteran Steve Stephens will be designing the course in the small space, which should make for a great spectator event. Mark your calendar!
Wanted to give you an update on Baby April. As you likely know, we have been trying to get her pregnant. Round two started about 10 days ago so we should know soon if she is in foal. For no obvious reason, she did not take first time around. Keeping our fingers crossed though as we won't make a third attempt this year.
A reader recently inquired about the status of my needlepoint handbag. I just tucked it away as I have been working on two belts - a gift for my trainer and a graduation present for my nephew. So it has been dormant for a long time. The ends of the bag are complete but I have a ways to go with the sides.
The horses are all done, just filling in all that background now with wool. This would be a good project for a long plane ride. But now that I cannot stitch for a while, I am not sure when this will get finished. My goal - January 1st.
Here is a photo of a completed bag....
Mine will be done with tan/brown leather, no patent leather. When I finally get it done it will outlive me!
Frequently, emails appear in my inbox asking HCC to promote this or that and from day one we have chosen not to do that, so if you see something HCC has highlighted, like these shirts from Le Cheval, it's only because we really like them.
Po's Point has graciously given us this adorable needlepoint Christmas ornament which will be won by one lucky person this weekend. This will be stitched and then must be sent to the finisher to be made into an ornament. Threads are included but the winner will have to pay for finishing. These are so lovely when finished and these ornaments can be handed down, they are that special.
Go to my Pinterest page and look under Needlepoint to see photos of other finished ornaments.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must include a viable contact phone or email. Once the winner is drawn, if I cannot get in touch within 24 hours, another winner will be drawn. Entries must include two things: 1) what you plan to stitch once you win and complete the ornament, 2) the content you would like to see on HCC.
Winner's name and location (city, state) will be published, hopefully with a photo of this cute ornament!
Sometimes life throws us a curveball and I got one major league on the night of July 4th. This lovely mare kicked me literally to the ground and broke my left arm. It was not intentional, in the field at night right before a large summer storm. But nonetheless, the damage was done. Let's say that I seen this mare up close and personal.
Surgery is this week as they can't set the arm, so we will be offline a bit. Thank goodness for drugs! But before I succumb to the doctors a great surprise is in store so stay tuned.......