Good Sunday morning! It’s the last day of what’s been a happy, busy, January. I thought I’d get in here and make some changes to the website.
If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that I changed domains and internet service providers last year after many years with my previous provider. The learning curve’s been pretty steep.
When I started “making things” way back in 1986, it was bullropes for bullriders, and other assorted cowboy gear. My primary focus was rodeo, and the bullriding event. That transitioned into leather, and gunleather. Orders were taken by phone, and payments were made by check or money order via the US Postal Service.
My, how things have changed. Today, it’s PayPal via the website or electronic mail. Questions and answers are electronically volleyed back and forth with photos and measurements. Friendships develop without ever meeting.
What hasn’t changed is the handcrafting. The hours in the shop with the coffee pot constantly burping and recharging. Sides of leather, spools of thread, finicky machinery, and watching the sunrise through the shop windows.
What’s not to love?