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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1384: Getting Back on the Horse (Or Reindeer, if you will!)

08-18-2014 12:07 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

I am happy that last week is behind me. I can honestly say that it wasn't one of my 'favorite' weeks. It only confirmed my own beliefs that negativity and controversy can really take its toll on someone. For the first time since I could remember, I wasn't really excited about my work. I think when things really began to sink in, I realized the full scope of the events of the week and the implications for the future. I found it difficult to find my motivation, even though I sti...

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The Shows #24: The Fair Day 2

08-16-2014 08:25 PM by Monte Pittman | 19 comments »

Yes I am starting the blog a day late. I had a furniture delivery yesterday morning. Then rush home to load for the Central States Fair. 2 quick trips to get the basics here and setup last night. Last night was decent. My best sales are on concert and rodeo nights. Last night was motocross and tonight is the demolition derby. For whatever reason, those groups don’t spend money. First half of the booth is setup. The pictures are done by my 85 year old mother ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1383: New Project Ready to Cut (At Last!)

08-16-2014 11:56 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I can't tell you all how GOOD it feels to be back at work and productive again. With being gone for our little trip and then catching up and then all the things that were going on last week, I felt like I accomplished very little.The ideas are here, it is just a matter of  sitting down and concentrating long enough to actually DO them. I speak with many people who experience the same thing, so I don't feel like it is "only me" that this happens to. I find one of th...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1382: Looking Ahead

08-15-2014 12:04 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 18 comments »

As we find ourselves on Friday already, I  am once again in awe of how another week has passed so quickly. I can honestly say that this has not been one of my 'favorite' weeks, as there were several things that happened over the past several days that were not very positive.I missed writing for a couple of days because I found myself in somewhat of a state of 'limbo' and I didn't feel that I accomplished as much as I would have liked. Much had happened over the course...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1381: Some Final Thoughts on All American Crafts

08-13-2014 12:03 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

Good morning to you all. I didn't get as much done as I intended yesterday. I have some ideas that I am working on, but there were simply too many distractions for me to make headway.I spent most of the day reading and discussing the closing of Creative Woodworks and Crafts and all of the All American Crafts publications. (Paintworks, Paint-It, Wood Turning Designs, Carving, Create and Decorate, etc.) While I mentioned in my post yesterday that I wanted to just move forward, I realized th...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1380: Circling the Wagons

08-12-2014 11:49 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

I was glad to finally be able to go to bed last night. There are times when the best part of some days are when they are over. As difficult as it was for me though, I realize that others had it much harder. I found no comfort in that thought, but it did keep me from settling into feeling sorry for myself or worrying about what will come next. After all – how could I allow myself that indulgence while there were still so many options available? I simply didn't.They say that people sh...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1379: Thank You All American Crafts

08-11-2014 11:49 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 30 comments »

Writing today's blog post is something that I have not been looking forward to doing. I like my posts here to be positive and up beat, and it is difficult for me to feel that way after receiving the news that I heard over the weekend. However, since word got out, I have been receiving many notes and emails and I feel that the best way to answer them all is to post about things here, so I will do my best to do so and share the information that I have on the matter and also some thoughts on...

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally #6: Wrap up

08-09-2014 09:47 PM by Monte Pittman | 23 comments »

If you have been following along with this, you know that I didn’t get rich this past week. Of course going into a show you have delusions of everyone there leaving with one of your products and you go home with part of their money. Reality says that it is never that easy. I achieved covering the first cost level of the show. What it cost for the booth, expenses to put on the show, etc (this is where you include hired help). The second cost level is the cost of replacing the products t...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1378: A Perfect World - Panel 12

08-09-2014 12:03 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

I honestly don't know what is with me these days. Last week we were away for five days, and it has taken me almost a full week to catch up with things. I am finally nearing the 'bottom' of my email box and getting everything answered and caught up. Soon I will be able to move forward onto new designs. I have some ideas as to what I want to do next, but they aren't quite 'there' yet. By that, I mean that I am not quite clear in the direction that I am heading with ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1377: A Different Kind of Project

08-08-2014 11:59 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Yesterday I had mentioned that I was going to spend the day getting caught up on some paperwork. I did spend a couple of hours in the morning doing that, but as so often happens, later on in the day I got somewhat distracted and wound up spending the day doing an entirely different type of project. Such is life . . . I had mentioned a couple of weeks ago that Keith was in the process of building a new speaker/amplifier system for our home. While we already had a really awesome system tha...

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