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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #494: "Oh, Dear! Oh Dear! I Shall Be Late!"

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 1011 days ago 1614 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I woke up this morning at 4:48 am. I knew I had a lot to do this morning, but opted to close my eyes for just a bit more anyway. After all, on Sunday I got up around five and didn’t go to bed until almost midnight. Surely I would get everything done.

I woke up a second time around 5:50. This time I got up and got moving. I was watching my coffee in the microwave at exactly 6 am and thinking about all that I needed to accomplish before leaving the house this morning. I would be fine.

Well, one thing led to another and there was lots of mail to go through and the usual things that I do first thing in the morning. And then I remembered that I needed to get the calendar packed up and schedule the pick up so that it will be on its way to the magazine. It should have gone out Friday, but with me breaking some of the pieces in my wild cleaning frenzy, I had just finished cutting them last evening and had to finish them and stain them and allow them to dry overnight. (Of course the pieces that broke were the ones that needed the extra step of staining!) Looking at them just about broke my heart:

But me being me, after muttering a few obscenities, I jumped back on the scroll saw horse and re cut them. It wasn’t all bad because there were some things that I learned in the process.

- First of all, I learned to s-l-o-w d-o-w-n a bit and take my time when handling delicate things (or anything for that matter.)

- Second, I learned that using a regular type of glue in the hot glue gun instead of the industrial strength one worked really, really good. So good in fact that I feel ‘enlightened’ as much as I did when I was shown the ‘blue painters’ tape method’ when applying patterns to the wood. It was so much easier than picking around with double sided tape and it held much better and was faster. I don’t know if it was cheaper or not, but since both methods are really quite cheap, I think cost is inconsequential. I think I am going to even shoot a short video on the process so I can enlighten others (after all – I can’t be the only one who didn’t know about this! Could I?)

- And Finally – I found a better color of pink to use on the hearts. I know this may sound like a small thing, but in looking at the final pieces next to each other, I feel that the second one was a great improvement in colors, albeit a small one. Sometimes it is the little details that count.

(The new pieces)

So this morning I packed up the pieces very carefully in the box and called for a pickup. I made it to the gym, bank and post office and got back here in time to hand the package to the Purolator man. And it isn’t even noon yet!

On the Purolator site I am told that the delivery time for the package will be three days. But even my cloud isn’t that pink. I told Keith that if the package is delivered by Thursday, I will stand naked on the roof and sing the “Star Spangled Banner” at the top of my lungs (in daylight!)

He laughed when I told him that and said he hopes it is on time. As for me, I feel pretty confident that I won’t have to follow through with the bet. I believe Bangor is safe. In fact, I am counting on it.

It is almost lunch time and I think I need to have some breakfast. I am cruising on coffee and a protein shake and I need some real food inside me. Then I will take a breath and plan out what is next on the list. There is plenty to choose from and I need to take a breath. Maybe even a nap.

Have a great Monday. Mine is already good and I have a feeling it will get better before the day is over. I just have a feeling! :D

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"



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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 1011 days ago

You’re OFF to a GREAT start!

Have a wonderful day!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 1011 days ago

I am back on track Joe! Took a short nap and knocked off another load of things to do. I am on a roll now . . . .

:D Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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bubbyboy

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#3 posted 1011 days ago

Make sure Keith has his batteries charged on his movie camera should be very entertaining to see. Can anyone say YOUTUBE viral LOL. Have a great week Shelia, Ron.

-- I just don't understand. I have cut it 3 times and it is still to short.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 1011 days ago

I am pretty confident that there is no way in heck that it will get there by Thursday. I sent a package to my son in Chicago last week on Tuesday and it is only as far as Buffalo, NY. I really don’t see it getting there before Friday (I hope so anyway! For the greater good of all!)

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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