I can honestly say that things have been going fairly smoothly around here. It makes for a good life, but also a quiet blog.
I finished compiling my submission list to the wholesaler yesterday and sent it on its way. We have almost 20 new designs to offer between us, which isn’t too bad considering that the last deadline was only about two months ago. If you also consider that the holidays were thrown in there and I spent a bit of time on gifts, we didn’t do too badly.
I have several more things I want to complete before the month’s end, which is only a week away, so I am trying my best to draw them up and get them ready. There is also the chance that some of these will still be able to make it into the next catalog, depending on how flexible the dates are. It doesn’t hurt to offer in any case.
Could it be that all this organization is paying off? Hummm . . . . ? I can’t help but think of the movies when the main character announces “From now on, its going to be smooth sailing!” and soon after disaster befalls. But I prefer to think that some of the planning and hard work we have been doing is responsible.
It is an odd feeling for me to be caught up. Although I have to catch up on several emails, most of my deadlines are met or close to being met. I am enjoying the job I am doing every day and it is fun to see the new ideas coming to life. My partner has come up with some wonderful winners lately and it is also a great feeling to have such a talented partner to share things with. Life is good.
So with that said, I will keep things short today. I almost completed drawing up another design for a tray yesterday. It only needs to be tweaked and it will be ready to cut. I have three more designs that I want to do right away before I forget them, so I may just continue drawing until they are done and then do the cutting all at once. We will have to see.
I hope you all have a wonderful and productive Tuesday. Be creative and have fun today. :)
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"