My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #205: Wrapping it Up

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 12-25-2010 02:34 PM 4142 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 204: Finished Sewing Box Part 205 of My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond series Part 206: The Holiday Continues »

I have only three small presents to wrap before noon. My cooking and baking is done. The house is a mess and I don’t really care. It didn’t quite snow, but it is spitting a few flurries so there is some hope.

I listened to Beethoven’s ninth symphony yesterday while wrapping and finishing up gifts and I can still hear it in my head as I am writing now. It is quiet here now because I don’t want to disturb the memory of it. I hadn’t heard it in years and had forgotten how magnificent it is. It never ceases to amaze me the power that music has over me. I also listened to “The Wall” – an album that was popular during my university days and felt the same exhilaration. It has also been one of my all time favorites and never fails to make me feel good.

I want to take this opportunity to wish my Christian friends a Merry Christmas, those of other beliefs Happy Holidays, and to everyone else I hope you have an incredible day too!

Thank you all once again for your friendships and sharing. And thank you for allowing me to express myself here daily and share my thoughts and ideas with you. You have inspired me so very much and have enriched my life greatly.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day filled with love, happiness, friendship, family and peace. Remember to take time to enjoy the simple things in your life.

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ‘till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. ~Dr Seuss

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 12-25-2010 03:08 PM

All in all it’s just another… brick in the wall…............... STOP! AND SMELL THE COFFEE! You have done enough my friend. :) Enjoy the day… sit a spell… ignore the sawdust.. :) Have a WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SHEILA!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#2 posted 12-25-2010 03:20 PM

Merry Christmas Sheila.

Beethoven’s ninth was a good choice for this morning, with part of his “Ode to Joy” singing:

“Whoever has had the great fortune
To be a friend’s friend,
Whoever has won a devoted wife,
Join in our jubilation!”

-- John from Hampstead

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#3 posted 12-25-2010 03:47 PM

Oh, I am DONE, Kelly! I just had to wait for the varnish to dry on some things! LOL I am really going to enjoy the day! :D

I hope you do too!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 12-25-2010 08:58 PM

Yes, What if it does? Merry Christmas !!

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

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#5 posted 12-25-2010 10:30 PM

Merry Chrismas to you and yours Sheila


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#6 posted 12-26-2010 02:30 AM

I send you blessings too Shiela for this special day & the coming year
Happy Christmas

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#7 posted 12-26-2010 02:37 AM

Merry Christmas Sheila,


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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