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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #552: Holiday Spirit

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 12-14-2011 02:10 PM 1025 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I must say that I am a little slow out of the gate this morning. I have been up for a couple of hours already, but I have spent the morning picking around Facebook and looking at all the great holiday pictures that my friends have posted.

Everyone is certainly busy with holiday activities and I am so happy that they like to share them with everyone. My good friend and fellow designer Diana Thompson and another friend of mine from Canada Diane Benoit have been posting some great pictures of their visit together. Diane is visiting Diana for a few days, and it is wonderful to see what they are up to. I met Diane in person when I was in Saratoga Springs this past March and she is as lovely in person as she is online. I love seeing far away friends finally get to meet face to face. It is nice to think how many friendships the common interest in woodworking has forged. I know for myself there are many.

This morning Diane posted pictures of a place in Theodore Alabama (where Diana lives) called Bellengrath Gardens. In seeing the pictures, I couldn’t believe the wonderful beauty of their ‘Magic Christmas in Lights’ display. I couldn’t figure out how to post her album here, so I found a video of it instead on YouTube. Although the video is from 2008, it does show the essence of the pictures I saw.

I thought you would all enjoy seeing it too.

As for me today, I have a few things to catch up on. It was a busy day yesterday and I had a wonderful time seeing my friends and hearing what they have been up to. I am thinking of some new ideas for the upcoming year and with everything that I need to be mailed out the door, I feel like I can have a good time finishing up my own stuff here and planning for the next season.

It’s all good.

I hope you enjoy the little movie. I think it will be just the thing to get you into the holiday spirit.

Have a great day!

-- 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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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 12-15-2011 01:28 AM

I have found the Video to be VERY SLOW loading… ends up playing a few seconds (less than 10), loads for less than 10 seconds, etc, etc. Will try it later when maybe not so busy…

From what I saw & heard, it looks very nice…

edit:
I tried it again… went better… stopped for a long time at 4:01… then at 8:34… a few minor stops to end.

That was quite a display of Lights, etc.

Merry Christmas!

-- 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 12-15-2011 01:44 AM

That is weird, Joe. I am sorry if that is the case. :( It loaded “normally” for me but I understand not wanting to watch it if it was that slow. I wish I could have figured how to link to the album, but since it was in someone else’s facebook, I didn’t think it would work. Thanks for letting me know. In any case it was pretty.

I hope you are having a good day. Take care, Sheila

-- 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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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 12-15-2011 02:11 AM

Sheila,

Here is a link direct to YouTube... It's still hurky - jurky...

I right clicked the video then clicked “Copy Video URL”.

-- 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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#4 posted 12-15-2011 02:19 AM

I don’t know, Joe. I looked at about half of it and it looked OK. YouTube is funny that way. Sometimes it acts up. Maybe by tomorrow it will be OK. Again, I am sorry. :(

Sheila

-- 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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Bluepine38

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#5 posted 12-15-2011 05:20 AM

Frequently the videos on this site perform as Joe stated on my computer, but his one is showing with no
problem. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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