My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #354: My One Year Birthday Here on Lumberjocks!

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 05-29-2011 02:44 PM 4829 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I never was big on birthdays:

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They always made me crabby and uneasy. I didn’t like the attention that came with them and the fact that it was a kind of day where you were more or less expected to have fun.

But over the years, I have come to like birthdays. They are, in essence, celebrations of our lives and I feel I have a lot to celebrate. I find them a good excuse to have fun with your friends and enjoy the day:

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Today is my one year birthday here on Lumberjocks. I just happened to notice the other day that it was coming and I didn’t know if I was even going to mention it. But I thought about it and I thought how much being a member here has impacted my life and I couldn’t let the day go without acknowledging it.

When I first came here to Lumberjocks, I didn’t know if I would quite measure up:

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After all, here I was just a scroll sawyer and you all were so talented. Everyone here was so willing to share information and help each other:

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Even when I got myself into a mess:

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You were all there for me and helped me figure things out.

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With you all standing with me as my friends, I feel like I can do anything:

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For no man (or woman) is an island.

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We need each other to shore each other up sometimes:

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So come on and help me celebrate my one year birthday here!

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It’s more fun than celebrating by yourself:

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No one cares if you ‘pig out’

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Taking some time off everyone once in a while to indulge is good for you. Besides – it’s Sunday!

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I want to thank all of you here, my friends, who have made this year so special:

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I am really glad I met you all and look forward to being friends for many years to come!

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Have a wonderful day everyone!

-- 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 05-29-2011 03:00 PM

Happy LJ Birthday Sheila! Thank You for sharing here on Lumber Jocks.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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


just a scroll-er huh
well not bad for a kid

and your daily column
and coffee
is a smooth wake up
i learn things i never knew i needed
and get a chance to see from different points each day

so as that lady once said

let them eat
canned tuna

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 05-29-2011 04:04 PM

Happy LJ Day!!

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

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#4 posted 05-29-2011 05:13 PM

Happy LJ day

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

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#5 posted 05-29-2011 05:31 PM

Happy LJ Birthday!

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

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#6 posted 05-29-2011 06:14 PM

Happy Lumberjocks day! You have bettered the whole group here on LJ’s. Love your work, your attitude, your blog. You are one of the many reasons that Lumberjocks is such a good place to be. Thanks and hope for many more years on here.


-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#7 posted 05-29-2011 07:40 PM

hope this is the first of many, i enjoy reading this column and seeing how you work around problems, happy first anniversary.

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#8 posted 05-29-2011 10:07 PM

Happy LJDay Sheila :) > sends a friendly hug <

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#9 posted 05-29-2011 10:15 PM

sorry for the half late reply hardly me self yet after I discovered the upcoming B-day of yours three days ago
I started little early to celebrate you … note … take care of those teguila they hit too hard ….. my head hurts … but congrat´s …. where is the painkillers

cheers to next many years
take care

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#10 posted 05-29-2011 10:47 PM

Has it been a year already?!
Congratulations Sheila on what I hope is the first of Many!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#11 posted 05-29-2011 10:54 PM

Glad that you are enjoying it here, and thanks for your assistance also.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#12 posted 05-29-2011 11:36 PM

Happy birthday from Tiny, Mrs Tiny and Smokey, our black American shorthair (cat).
Many happy returns.

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

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#13 posted 05-30-2011 02:10 AM

Thank you all so much for the warm wishes! It has been a great year of sharing and FUN. I can’t tell you how much I learned from all of you guys and how nice is it to know you all. The support and friendship you have all given me has really been a positive force in my life. It is great to get up every morning and ‘visit’ and talk with you all. You have all made me feel so welcome and I hope that I have been able to help some of you too. We all learn from each other. This is a great community we have here. I am looking forward to many more years of being involved here. Thanks for the inspiration.

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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

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#14 posted 05-30-2011 02:21 AM

Happy Birthday!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#15 posted 05-30-2011 03:47 AM

Time flies when you’re having fun don’t it? Congrats on your year here, I have enjoyed your blogs and posts!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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