When I finally got back to riding in September, there was a new horse at the barn--Pompera. When I went into her stall the first time, I was so surprised--she's a Morgan! Eighteen years old--and I'm smitten.
I've been riding her pretty steadily since that first encounter. And I make sure to groom her whenever I'm there, even if I'm not riding.
And guess what!?!? I am cantering! Just in the last couple weeks. It's amazing and scary all rolled into one! Remember I didn't say I was good at it yet--just that I am doing it!
So that's the horsey news update. On the quilting front, I pieced a small top, didn't like how it turned out, ripped off a row and still didn't like it and then took it back to the original squares. I've documented the progression/regression and when I finally decide what to do (it's up on the design wall now, in pieces), I'll share.
P.S. I am listening to Trouble in Mind by Jeffery Deaver and just finished The 7th Month by Lisa Gardner.