4 years .. and

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 01-06-2011 03:58 AM 1197 reads 0 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Well, I guess I’ve hit 4 years at It all began with a curiosity about woodworking and just wanting to make a box – any box.

The curiosity connected me with I immediately saw something different and felt very comfortable at the site, being able to find my way around easily. I also found a great group of people who encouraged me and tutored me and the journey began.

It wasn’t long before I started envisioning the possibilities for and I shared an idea or two with Martin. Through the messaging I discovered that our founder was a brilliant young man of integrity and I kind of took it upon myself to help him achieve the greatness that I saw in his future.

The rest is history and I think, with the CreativeHands sites joining Escalate Media, the possibilities are reaching even greater heights than I had envisioned. And now, I look forward to what the future holds for the sites.

As to my woodworking, I recently completed the “shoe carving challenge” and that was really exciting. I’m sure we will have more classes in the future and I look forward to participating.

And then there is the other part of my life, my home and family life. At the same time that LumberJocks joined Escalate Media I also found out that I am going to be a grandmother again. My daughter (who lives just 10 minutes away) is expecting her first child in June. In a few years I’ll be searching our site to find ideas of woodworking ideas for toddlers :)

Hello 2011 – what a great year it is so far!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#1 posted 01-06-2011 04:03 AM

congrat´s Deppie :-)
with the L J B-day
an may the future be better for you

take care

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#2 posted 01-06-2011 04:08 AM

wow debbie

a 4 year old grandmother !


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 01-06-2011 04:08 AM

Go Debbie and thanks for all your support.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 01-06-2011 04:09 AM

congrats you old timer….so much has happened to this site and ive only been here going on 2 years…time sure fly’s when your having a wonderful time of it…cant wait to see what happens now in this coming year…...there have been some wonderful projects posted and some wonderful teaching blogs have occurred…its all been great…thanks so much miss debbie for your help and in helping all of us…its like your the mother of the site…here is to your new and upcoming year….grizzman..oh…ps…miss debbie. i just saw my first grand daughter last week….5 weeks old…it was the best time ever…i cant wait to spoil her…maybe i will get you to carve me a pair of shoes for her…now would that be grand….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 01-06-2011 04:13 AM

Don’t worry grizz all is going to be fine good luck good buddy and you have a great New Year.

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#6 posted 01-06-2011 04:18 AM

MsDebbieP, Thank you and Happy LJ Birthday!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#7 posted 01-06-2011 04:21 AM

Congrats Ms Deb, it has been great having you around. You are one that defines the “heart” of LJ and that is what makes being here so great.

Congrats on the grandchild to come.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 01-06-2011 04:22 AM

Hi Debbie

Congratulation on being here four year. You have been a great asset to this site. Looking forward to the new begining chapter in the growth of lumberjocks. Thank you for all your hard work here at lumberjocks.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 01-06-2011 04:31 AM

Congrats MsDebbie, Thanks for all you’ve done for us here at LJ’s . Looking forward to a great new year!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#10 posted 01-06-2011 04:34 AM

thanks everyone.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 01-06-2011 05:28 AM

Congratulations! Keep up the good work.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#12 posted 01-06-2011 05:28 AM

Happy 4th Bday Ms Debbie and congrats!
Thank you for all you do at LJ’s, your dedication and input along with the fantastic EMag that you put out just makes LJ’s a much better place !!!!


-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#13 posted 01-06-2011 05:32 AM

Congrats Ms. Debbie!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 01-06-2011 11:21 AM

Nice one Debbie.
Congratulations on both counts.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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