I never mind the snow very much. Being from Chicago, I am used to polar temperatures as well as blistering heat and humidity. Anyone who grew up in Chicago knows that it is just part of life, and the old saying "if you don't like the weather – just wait – it will be different in a couple of hours" is one that really put things in perspective living in The Windy City. I suppose that is why I take things like the weather in stride. When I moved here to Nova Scoti...
This was my first craft show ever….. I know I am slow and was concerned that nothing would sell. Plus the fact that this was a community garage sale with the typical garage sale stuff and I was the only craft person there. I had a vast array of projects on the table from small bowls to candle holders….from large bowls to jewelry boxes. However to my surprise many people liked what I had and told me I was under priced for the quality. What an encouragement for me, I now want...
Today's post will be a quick one. I just wanted you to all know that the patterns for the new projects are completed and listed on the site. We had quite a few new items this time and I am just going to post them quickly here for you all.Keith had several new word art patterns and a new cross pattern. The word art patterns are as follows: SLDK539 - Proud Woodworker, Scroller, Artist and Teacher Plaque Patterns. (ALL included in one set!) SLDK545 - Courage, Strength and Faith Pattern...
I spent the day yesterday finishing up my three new patterns as well as taking the photos for the pattern. It filled up most of my day (along with my usual errands and post office trip) and by the time I was finished, it was nearly bed time. I am going to be working on the pattern packets today, and hopefully by later on in the day we will send a newsletter out letting everyone know that the site is fully updated. As usual, it took a bit longer than I expected, but the results I feel wer...
Everybody likes a challenge now and then. I know that when I challenge myself, I not only usually learn something new, but I grow as an artist and designer. If I don't push myself into doing something that is a bit out of my comfort zone, then things start to lose their excitement. Sometimes it is hard to take the time to challenge yourself when you are self-employed. It seems that we are working from deadline to deadline, and it is easy to slip into the habit of taking the path of l...
It is snowing out.Again.I must say that this has been one of the snowiest winters we have had here in Nova Scotia since I came here to live eleven years ago. We already have an average of 2-3 feet on the ground and they are predicting more snow by the weekend. I laugh at the predictions because I think that they are merely guessing. As I checked today's forecast before I began writing this post, it said "Precipitation not expected in the next three hours." Yet as I look out my w...
I didn't post this weekend because I was in the middle of several different projects. We are hoping to do our site update this week and I had some ideas for new scroll sawing patterns that I wanted to work on. I did that along with working on painting the first piece of furniture that Keith built for our reorganizing project. If you remember, the first piece was a printer stand that would also hold the bodies of our two computers and also the modem and router: Since this is ...
Been taking down Christmas Lights a little behind on my schedule. Setting up a workshop on a budget.Page 2Welcome back to those who followed my first blog on this topic and welcome to the new ones just ones just now following. Has it been a whole week already? Well, let me start where I left off. (takes a sip of that wonderful bean coffee), Oh yes now I remember, we were talking about lighting. I guess the next topic is how do we get rid of all that saw dust we are about to create. ...
Organization is an ongoing process. You don't just organize things once it seems. I have come to that realization as I think back on how many times I have blogged about making our small place here more efficient and organized. I have been writing for nearly five years now (I think!) and it seems that every year around this time we always come up with new and improved ways to make working from our home here not only more efficient, but more aesthetically pleasing as well. After all ...
I went to polish out the slab table top today and something was missing from my gazebo. My makita orbital sander and my milwaukee 4” belt sander are gone from my back yard. Normally I put them away at night but I was sick the other day and forgot to do it. This isn’t the first time I have had items stolen from me but this is so much worse since they stole my livelihood. Does anyone have a suggestion for a new 4×24 belt sander? It appears that milwaukee no longer makes ...
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