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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1136: Attitude and Gratitude

09-25-2013 10:57 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

As I finished up the last couple of things that needed to be done yesterday, I stopped and thought about how fortunate I was to be doing the job I am doing. It is actually difficult for me to call what I do a “job” because I enjoy what I do so much that it doesn’t really feel like work. I know that I am the exception to the rule, as I see people complaining every day about their jobs, their co-workers and bosses. Many of them count down the days of the week to the days w...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1129: Site Update with New Patterns Available

09-12-2013 11:50 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

I am happy to say that we got all the new items posted on the site and everything is updated. Things have been fast and furious here and we find that we are updating a little more often. Our usual schedule was to do so about twice a month, but it seems that we have so many new things coming out that every other week is a bit better. I think it is better to have slightly more frequent updates rather than a longer time in between where we have so many new things that it may become overwhelmin...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1126: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

09-08-2013 11:34 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

I got quite a bit of work done on the new pattern packets for the Halloween ornaments and keys yesterday. However, I do see that finishing up will take another day (or two) to do and now I am looking at perhaps Monday or even Tuesday for getting things on to the site. I had ideally wanted to have them available by the weekend, but as usual I underestimated the time it would take to do so in my mind and it turns out to be a much longer process than first anticipated. So what else is new? ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1125: On to Making Pattern Packets

09-07-2013 10:35 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

I had a really productive day yesterday. Not only did I finish painting the last of the new Halloween Key Ornaments and Petite Ornaments, but I also had some time to pre-cut some of the wood kits that I am going to be offering for the two sets. There has been a lot of interest for the wood pieces as well as the patterns, and I am happy to be able to offer wood. Although the keys especially are a bit trickier to cut with all the little bumps and turns, I feel comfortable doing so and I am ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1124: Finishing Up the Halloween Keys and Ornaments

09-06-2013 11:20 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 3 comments »

Today was the first morning of the season that I had to close the windows and wrap myself in a blanket (and a cat) while writing this morning. I awoke to a definite chill in the air and even though it has been for the most part cloudy and rainy all week, today the sun arose to a beautifully clear sky and the sun is shining. It is going to be a beautiful late summer day. I had to take a drive to Yarmouth yesterday to do some errands, and I noticed a slight blush on the tops of the trees. ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1121: Painting Progress on New Ornaments

09-03-2013 11:39 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 6 comments »

There isn’t much to talk about today, except to show the painting progress that I made on my new patterns. I spent pretty much of the day working on them, and I believe that finishing them up will take at least a couple additional days. I hope to have the patterns up on my site by the end of the week. For those of you who don’t read every day, what I am in the process of doing is converting my projects SLD438 12 Spooky Scrolled Key Ornaments and SLD439 12 Spooky Halloween Orn...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1120: Variations on the New Halloween Ornaments

09-02-2013 11:28 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 2 comments »

Those of you who read daily know that I like to make different versions of projects. I talk many people who prefer different techniques and I try to accommodate as many as I can. Besides – I really like the variety and playing around with seeing the different ways to finish projects. Last week I introduced some new ornaments for Halloween. One set was of Halloween keys, with the key tops being made of cute characters. But some people didn’t care for the key theme, so I made...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1119: You Don't Have a Thing If You Ain't Got That BLING!

09-01-2013 11:32 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 8 comments »

Sometimes everything just works out how it should. I suppose that some could argue that things always work out how they are supposed to, but sometimes that isn’t how you would like. This time I was fortunate that this project was both. When I think of a project, I usually have a picture of how I want it to look in my head. Sometimes that picture is fuzzy. Sometimes it is really clear. Most of the time, during the designing process, it evolves into something else and by the time it ...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1117: Amazing Grace

08-30-2013 10:45 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Working with the scroll saw never ceases to amaze me. While many ‘hard core’ woodworkers tend to look at the scroll saw as a lowly lightweight tool of the woodworking industry, I can think of nothing that comes close to matching its ability to turn a clunky block of wood into something that is filled with such beauty and grace. In hearing the term “woodworking” the first that comes to mind usually isn’t the word “graceful”. But every time I use th...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1115: Halloween Key Ornament Variations

08-28-2013 11:08 AM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 11 comments »

Yesterday was incredibly busy! It seemed like every second of the day was filled up, and while I felt I was really running, I did accomplish a great deal so it wasn’t a bad thing at all. I started out at 6am and didn’t call it a night until after midnight, but I am so happy with all that got done that until the very end, I didn’t even feel tired. It started out with taking sweet Coco to the vet. Once again I have to give kudos to the new vet and office. Not only did the...

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