My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #354: My One Year Birthday Here on Lumberjocks!

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 1179 days ago 3311 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 1179 days ago

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 1179 days ago


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 1179 days ago

Happy LJ Day!!

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

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#4 posted 1179 days ago

Happy LJ day

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

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#5 posted 1179 days ago

Happy LJ Birthday!

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

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#6 posted 1179 days ago

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 1179 days ago

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 1178 days ago

Happy LJDay Sheila :) > sends a friendly hug <

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#9 posted 1178 days ago

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 1178 days ago

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 1178 days ago

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

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#12 posted 1178 days ago

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 1178 days ago

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 1178 days ago

Happy Birthday!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#15 posted 1178 days ago

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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