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Do you ever go to the mail at Christmas and get something so unexpected, it blows your socks off and gives you a taste of Christmas spirit even when things don’t feel all that Christmasy?

Well, once again we’re on the move – boxes piled high to the sky and no effort to decorate, just to head off to the mountains to get through the festive season before we move.

And then there’s Sheila Bergner-Landry – you know her – the master wood scroller!

Today I received this lovely candle tray in the mail – so appropriately designed for where we live now in Calgary. So intricate and I can just imagine how many times she pulled that blade in and out over and over again with me in mind.

Please note that this is the backside as my flash was picking up the shine on the front. The front edges are beautifully contoured and fit a little plate in the centre.

There sure are some pretty fabulous and considerate people on LJ’s.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com



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degoose

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#1 posted 954 days ago

Wow, first off I thought you had gone over to scrolling …then I read the rest of the story
Fabulous work on Sheila’s part and very generous as well… and so appropriate…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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majeagle1

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#2 posted 954 days ago

Another fantastic example of the wonderful “family” we have here on LJ’s. So appropriate like you say for your area and so beautifully done by our own master scroller….. what a wonderful gift Sheila, I can tell it’s straight from the heart!.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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Donna Menke

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#3 posted 954 days ago

Beautiful.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 954 days ago

I second that beautiful and raise you a fantastic. What a great gift and a wonderful work of art.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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grizzman

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#5 posted 954 days ago

yes that is a beauty, and it comes from a wonderful gal, who happens to be my friend, and i know her to do a lot of wonderful things…gals like sheila make the smiles all over the world…..so i will also take this moment to just say, if it were not for the women in our lives, well none of us would be here if it wasnt for our wonderful women..isnt god great…..i know its religious, but at the moment i really dont care…:)))

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Box

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#6 posted 954 days ago

Jordan…A Really great and sincere gift to you from Sheila.

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Moron

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#7 posted 954 days ago

Lucky you. Easy to see how much your work, touches so many.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Karson

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#8 posted 953 days ago

Congratulations to you both.The giver and the receiver.

A fantastic item.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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BertFlores58

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#9 posted 953 days ago

A very lucky guy… receiving from Sheila. If Sheila and Jordan will combine the skills… what would it be? .. Carved and scrolled …. in short … CAROLL. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO BOTH OF YOU. Keep up the good tidings.

-- Bert

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 953 days ago

Nice card…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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LittlePaw

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#11 posted 953 days ago

That is really a nice gesture from Shiela, Jordan. You are both most talented and blessed . . . . I only wish I could be a third as good as you are, Jordan. May 2012 continue to bless you abundantly.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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reggiek

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#12 posted 953 days ago

Wow such a wonderful thought. The folks here are extraordinary. There is nothing so delightful as making a gift with your own hands or to be the one bestowed with such effort. Thank you for sharing this with us.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Roger

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#13 posted 953 days ago

giddy up….... that’s beautiful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#14 posted 953 days ago

Looks like Stampede time ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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gul

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#15 posted 953 days ago

Sheila ,you ROCK!!!!

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