I had a good day yesterday and I feel that I accomplished a great deal. My goal is to have all of the new patterns ready for the site update that we will do by the weekend. That gives me two more days of writing and editing photographs. I finished up my photos though yesterday, and that takes a bit of time to do. We had a beautiful spring-like day and the afternoon lighting is optimal for getting nice, clear pictures that have the truest color. For smaller items, I usually use the photo ...
I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. As I watch the pieces pile up, even I can’t believe that I got that much cutting done in such relatively short amount of time. And I was there. Here’s what we have so far: You would think that this much cutting would be painful and boring, but it was much more the opposite. Considering that I have only about three full days of work invested, in the actual cutting, plus a couple of hours here and there, I think I am doing...
I want to begin by thanking everyone for their advice and good wishes. I really appreciate it a great deal and take everything you suggest to heart. I realized as I awoke this morning and felt slightly better than what had occurred in an instant would take a while to heal. While I am not thrilled at this prospect, it does not upset me. For as long as I see improvement, no matter how small, I will be happy. And I definitely see improvement. My range of motion is much better than it was...
Yesterday didn’t quite go as I planned it. Sometimes that happens, and I have learned that we just have to roll with things sometimes. I had planned to spend the day painting, and in reality, I only had an hour or so before I was tired out and decided to call it a day. But sometimes that is just the way it is. In the morning, I needed to make a call to the vet. About a month ago, I had discovered a small lump on the chest of my kitty Richard. While I was concerned, I didn’...
I am still kind of slow today. It is funny how you go away for only a day and it takes you several to catch up again. I am not complaining though. It is good to be missed. Not only by the cats, but also by friends and others. It was funny but when I left on Friday morning, there was one email in my mail box. I was totally caught up on correspondence and getting back to people that I needed to talk to and all. When I got home, there were over 40 things there for me. About half of it was...
I am happy to report that I was able to pretty much button up the design that I have been working on. For some reason, it took me a great deal of drawing to reach a design that I finally liked. I can’t for the life of me figure out why this happened. A couple of weeks ago, I drew several new designs in a row. It was as if they were just flowing from my pen with little effort. This design was so different. It took many tires of different things before I was able to finally settle on ...
Just when I thought I had enough to do . . . I was cutting out my recent project the other day and I was thinking (THAT is always dangerous!) I have been getting a lot of questions lately and I have talked to many newcomers to scroll sawing and for some odd reason I had the urge to teach again, so I thought I would do some more videos. There are so many times when I wish that I could just be with someone to show them how to do things. It would be far easier than trying to explain thing...
I am quite proud of how things worked out yesterday. It feels wonderful when things actually work out how they are supposed to. I spent the day cutting for the most part and by 4pm I had not one but two new trays cut out. When I was writing about it yesterday morning, I was wondering if I would be able to accomplish it. After the Wright tray taking so long, my confidence in myself was a bit shaken. Not in the sense if I was able to do it or not but in the time line. Both patterns went...
When I lived in the Chicago area, I grew up with the notion that the weather could change at any time. One minute it would be 70 degrees and sunny and half an hour later you would need your heavy coat and rain gear. It was one of the residual effect of living lakeside and many errant weather forecasts were attributed to ‘lake effect.’ I find that living here in Nova Scotia is no different. Whether it is the ocean or the changing climate that the entire planet is going through,...
I had a very productive day yesterday. I was able to get the next candle tray cut out entirely, as well as sand and finish the butterfly tray and the new one. The more I work with my new saw the more I like it. I have never had a lamp that was attached to the saw like that before and it is a vast improvement over having my little task lamp and having to move it around so that I can turn my pieces when cutting. It is great that it is out of the way. There are however a couple of things ...
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