Yesterday we had a wonderfully productive day. It had been a while since we had to do a large wholesale order, and I must admit that it was actually a lot of fun to do some ‘production type’ scroll sawing again. My SLDP212 Summertime Strokework Bunnies pattern was accepted by Artist’s Club for their next catalog and we had to get the kits cut for stocking the warehouse so they would be there waiting by the time the catalog is released. We started out with an order for 1...
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As I awoke today, a faint light already began illuminating the early morning sky. At first I was somewhat aggravated at myself, for I have a great deal to accomplish today and I had planned to get an early start. It has been several months since I had daylight when I first arose, but as I looked at the clock and saw that it wasn’t as late as I expected, I relaxed. The seasons are changing and spring is definitely on its way. Now it is nearly 8 am and daylight is fully upon us. It is...
I had a very busy weekend and I took a couple of days off of blogging. It wasn’t that I was being lazy, but probably just the opposite – I had so much to do that I wanted to get going early. Most of what I kept me busy was probably nothing that I felt was interesting to you all. Keith’s auntie is still visiting so on Saturday I had both her and Keith’s mom over for a nice dinner and visit. We don’t entertain often, and it was nice for me to cook a good meal...
Once again, I need to just do a quick blog today. I have been working on my computer all morning and it is already getting late. Today’s work will include typing up and sending out a newsletter announcing our new patterns and kits that are going to be available on the site. I spent the early part of yesterday finishing up writing my pattern packets, and then I spent the afternoon and evening at our good friend’s house for a nice, relaxing dinner. I have mentioned Ellen and B...
Welcome to my blog about my life as a woodworker. I make gorgeous furniture and other useful things out of wood. Its not a lofty job, but I love merging creativity, skill and furniture. Please share this post to help spread the word about my work. I also provide many links and ideas about marketing your own work. I have been in business most of my life. I began making cabinets, then building and renovating homes and now I am happily designing and crafting furniture. Being a furniture m...
My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1251: Finishing Up the New Patterns for the Site Update
Today’s post will be quick like yesterday’s. I have been feverishly working on getting my new pattern packets ready for the site update (well – maybe not feverishly, but hard anyway!) I finished my little Easter egg tray pattern yesterday and it took most of the day to create the packet. It took longer than normal because not only did I have the painting instructions to do, but also the sewing instructions for the Roc-Lon fabric option. I couldn’t help thinking that...
It appears that we have another layer of snow this morning. Winter surely seems to be having its fun with us all, doesn’t it? I have read so many complaints about the weather these past several weeks and I can’t help to think back to a few months ago when instead of complaining about the cold and snow, people were unhappy with the heat. Go figure. I find that complaining about the weather is a waste of time and space. After all, no matter what is sent our way we really don...
I am jumping into my woodworking career with both feet. Unfortunately, this is not cheap and I do not have any tools worth anything. Also, having a handicap, I am on a very limited income. So, what is a woodworker to do? Start small, build up tools one at a time, accumulate better tools as you go. This is the plan, however, I need to start somewhere and my income only pays the bills that I have. I have found a possible source for start up expenses. I just signed up for a Crowd Funding webs...
Today I find myself looking for some interesting things to post about. Once again I find myself in the ‘writing phase’ of designing and I fear that there is not much exciting news to tell. There are many exciting thoughts floating around in my head though, so I am still enthusiastic and excited, but I don’t think there is much that I have to show you at this point. I was thrilled at the positive response that I had from yesterday’s post. So many of you liked the n...
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