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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1391: Progress

08-29-2014 11:26 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

I thought I did pretty well yesterday. Besides getting a lot of little things done, I made pretty good progress on my new sleigh. I found a really nice piece of cherry to cut the main part of the sleigh, and I am going to use walnut for the runners. I think that the contrast will look good. By the time I finished all the drawing up and got everything prepped for cutting and did all my errands, it was later in the afternoon. Sometimes just 'every day stuff' takes a little time to ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1390: Ready to Cut my New SLEIGH!

08-28-2014 11:50 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

I have to admit that the past couple of weeks have not been easy. Please understand that I am NOT whining about things, but I haven't been feeling my usual self and as a designer, that affects just about everything that I do. The closing of the magazines has really taken a toll on me. It is getting better each day, but I feel as if I would be lying to you all if I put on a front when I wrote here each day and acted as if I wasn't affected. After all, for nearly seventeen years I ...

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The Perfect Day

08-27-2014 11:32 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 0 comments »

We all get them every once in a while. A day we consider to be 'perfect'.I am sure that description can very greatly from individual to individual, depending on peoples' goals, likes and taste. I think it even varies from day to day for everyone, as our lives and seasons are ever-changing as well.As I mentioned yesterday, I had an early eye doctor appointment that I had completely forgotten about. I had thought I posted the date in my Google Calendar, but apparently I did not, as ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1389: The "Two-Minute" Blog

08-26-2014 09:35 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Yesterday afternoon I received a phone call to remind me that I had an eye doctors' appointment in Digby this morning.  I must be getting old because I completely forgot about it. I also thought I set my Google reminders to remind me, but I guess I forgot that as well, or I did it wrong. In any case, I have to skeedaddle out of here today and it is supposed to be a beautiful and sunny day here in Nova Scotia. My sweetie thought it would be a great day to play "hookie" ...

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The Shows #26: Central States Fair wrap up

08-26-2014 01:01 AM by Monte Pittman | 23 comments »

Although it started with a bang, I only really had one more big day. However, I still had the 2nd biggest week ever and I am having my biggest month ever. So would I have wanted to sell more? Of course, that’s the idea. But I can’t be disappointed with the results. I also have several of what I consider “very possible” custom orders. If most of them come through it will be a huge show for me. Another thing, is pricing. I have always been criticized for under pricing...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1388: 'Lazy' Weekend

08-25-2014 12:05 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

It is hard to believe that another Monday is upon us. What I find even more difficult to digest is that it is the final week of August. It seems as if summer has just began and at least here in Nova Scotia, there were only a few days that I would consider to be 'hot'. But as I awake in the morning, I notice that it is darker each day. This morning when I got up the sun was barely peeking over the horizon. I know that soon it will be completely dark, and I will once again need a l...

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Wow! Has it really been that long??? Kind of off topic well maybe...

08-23-2014 01:20 AM by Huckleberry | 2 comments »

I was perusing Lumberjocks when I logged in and noticed it had been over 400 days since I posted anything. So what have I been up to you ask? Work, school, work, family, homework and tests… I graduated high school in 1995 (some will laugh others will be like hey youngster!) and one thing I have determined is I hated algebra then and I sure in the hell hate it now… Outside of that I have muddled in woodworking here and there and nothing real serious. That was until Festool had...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1387: This and That

08-22-2014 11:47 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I had kind of a 'catch up' day yesterday. With all that had been going on lately and with getting the new patterns up on the site, I was beginning to feel a bit frazzled. So many things to do and so many directions to head. I didn't know what to do first. I find that if I don't give myself a little break from things, I really start to feel it. Then I wind up running in circles and becoming overwhelmed. After doing my usual chores, I decided to pick up a paint brush a...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1386: Finding Success

08-21-2014 11:48 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

I felt really good about things yesterday. After spending the day putting together the SLD475 Nevermore pattern packet and completing the newsletter and latest site update, I felt I finally could take a breath. It was around dinnertime by then, and after the roller coaster that we had been on for the past couple of weeks, it felt good to be (at least for the moment) caught up and allow myself to just 'be'. I had entertained the idea of working on some ornaments that I h...

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The Shows #25: Central States Fair start of day 5

08-20-2014 02:20 PM by Monte Pittman | 14 comments »

Of course with sales you go into every show hoping that you sell everything you have. Then the show and reality bothstart. This year, the rreality started late. The weekend was huge. I was able to sell enough Saturday and Sunday to easily pass the break even point. Sunday alone I sold more than the entire week of the rally. I was figuring on being sold out quickly this week. Then came Monday. Oh the people are there, they simply aren’t looking for anything. Still having a good week, bu...

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