Well, after some work on the "poncho gloves" I'm throwing in the towel. The leather is very nice looking, but as it turns out, it is not very durable. I started stitching the thumb and 1 1/2 fingers and then found a weekness in the suede. The linen thread holds nicely, but the suede pulls apart too easily. I think that some of the sections of the suede have weakend with age. I am going to make a trip to Tandy later today and see if I can find a more approprate solution. So much for Salvaton Army leather.
Glove in progress. Pattern works, leather doesn't
The suede is dry and pulls apart easily when worn.