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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #298: Better Early than Late

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 03-29-2011 03:20 AM 2926 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 297: End of a Great Show Part 298 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 299: We have arrived in Chicago! »

Thank you all so much for the well wishes. It certainly has been an adventure!

I am writing this on Monday night because we are off early tomorrow and have 13 hours of driving to get to Chicago. Right now I am in Milford, PA staying at Keith’s auntie’s house (she is a lovely woman named Sheila!)

Today I finally got to see New York City. Google directions screwed up and took us through the city and we got to go through the Bronx and on the George Washington Bridge. I had always wanted to go to NYC and it was fun and exciting. Good thing I was the one driving, because Keith was a bit overwhelmed in Saratoga Springs. I could only imagine he would be crazy where we were. Right before being on the bridge , they had bottle necked five lanes of traffic into one because of construction. Gotta love city driving! My Chicago roots kicked in though and it was like riding a bike – not bad at all. I wasn’t even flustered. I suppose I can take on anything these days!

We also got to visit the offices of the magazine. Keith got to meet all the people there and the two sons that owned the company took us out to eat with Robert our editor, and Debbie his assistant. It was nice and fun and everyone had a great time. Then Keith got a tour of all the offices and was able to meet everyone else involved in the magazine. What a great day!

Tomorrow it is Chicago and my son. I truly can’t wait! I will have better computer access there so I should be able to post some pictures.

Windy city, here we come! :)

Have a great day!
I am going to turn in for now, but wanted to check in and let you all know where we are.

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



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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 03:50 AM

Sounds like fun Sheila. (Except the New York city part). Five lanes into one? That must be that new math.

Better you than me. I would have had either a nervous breakdwn, or a heart attack. Or maybe a serious case of road rage.

Enjoy your visit with your son.

Lee

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#2 posted 03-29-2011 04:09 AM

Glad it is going so good. All the lanes down to one is like Seattle all the time. The lanes on I-5 go down to 2 permanently with the State Convention Center built over the freeway. What idiots!! ;-(( Guess they thought Seattle was the world’s destination. Too bad it is just an obstruction ;-))

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

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#3 posted 03-29-2011 05:13 AM

How exciting. You visited my home turf NYC and are taking a serious road trip!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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lew

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#4 posted 03-29-2011 07:00 AM

Welcome to Pennsylvania! Too bad you aren’t heading a couple hours south- you could stop for coffee and see the shop. We live very near to Gettysburg.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 03-29-2011 01:05 PM

Sorry I missed you- but glad you are having a good a productive trip! :)

-- 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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#6 posted 03-29-2011 03:39 PM

It was a wonderful show! Posted a couple of your pics and comments on my blog. Nice meeting you and Keith. Don’t know how to link to my blog on LJ but it’s listed under my name KenFitz

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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rivergirl

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#7 posted 03-29-2011 04:56 PM

Here you go Ken!
http://lumberjocks.com/KenFitz/blog/22261

-- 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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#8 posted 03-29-2011 05:24 PM

the weather here is not all that great…. but hope you have a wonderful trip.

-- eat crap

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#9 posted 03-29-2011 06:18 PM

Shelia it was great to meet you and Keith. at the show and was a pleasure talking with you .Tell Keith he did really well at the show .Even though Keith seem like the shy one. He took care of the booth while Shelia was doing the seminars and talking with other people . Shelia you will have to bring him next year we’ll get that shyness out of him yet . LOL
Have a safe trip .

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#10 posted 03-29-2011 07:33 PM

Thanks rivergirl have to figure that out if I’m going to post more

I’ll try one here. This is the link to the show:

http://www.nwawoodworkingshow.org/

Ken

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#11 posted 03-29-2011 08:44 PM

I’ve only been to the windy city once, and that was back in the early 70’s when the wife and I were there as guests of Irish folk singing friends of ours who were appearing at Dirty Dick’s Pub. We had a really nice time once we got there, but the trip was terrible. We took the Greyhound bus, and it was in the middle of winter, and just outside Detroit the heater went out. By the time we got into Chicago there was ice on the inside of the windows. Definitely not one of our favorite memories.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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