I had a rough night last night. For some reason I couldn’t really sleep. I think it was because I was thinking about packaging things up and calling for the parcel to be picked up by Purolator to go on its way.
For those of you who haven’t been following along, the last week was a bit of a struggle for me. I am not sure why, but finishing up this project took more effort than it should have. Perhaps I am a just a bit tired or out of sorts.
I was up several times during the night and finally around 4am came out to the couch for a change of scenery, thinking that I would be able to perhaps sleep some more. But it is raining out and you can hear the wind gusting. I dozed a bit, but finally gave in and decided to get up and get moving. Perhaps there will room for a nap a bit later.
I took some quick pictures for the blog here just to show the finished product. I need to take better ones in a bit when the sun is up before I pack everything up and send it on its way. While I made myself a set that stained with color, I don’t have my own set of natural pieces for the patterns, so I need to take them if I want to have them on hand.
Without further delay, here are the pictures of the finished pieces:
As I said, they aren’t the best of pictures. But at least you can get an idea of what each of the months look like. I will probably be spending the morning wrapping this project up – both figuratively and literally and finish writing up the instructions for it. I am sure that with the impending nap will fill up my day today.
All in all, I am happy with the result and I think that it came out cute. The second installment will be coming out in the magazine soon and I am anxious to see how it will be presented. By the time the third part is published and I am able to offer it on my site, I will once again look at it with excitement and I should also have some additional patterns available for special occasions like birthdays, hunting, etc. It will be good.
I hope you enjoyed seeing this project come to life. I appreciate all the encouraging words from you along the way.
Have a great Tuesday.
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"