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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #592: Done. (complete. through. ended. ready. finished)

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 01-24-2012 01:40 PM 870 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 591: One More Day Part 592 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 593: A Much Needed Break »

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"



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ellen35

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#1 posted 01-24-2012 01:44 PM

Great job, Sheila.
These are one of a kind and should be a big hit.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 01-24-2012 01:46 PM

Thanks, Ellen! It is fun to change the pieces. I know it is only January, but I have mine up and look forward to changing it each month (along with my little “all season tree”!) I think I have to make a “cat themed” set of overlays. Don’t you think?? :)

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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#3 posted 01-24-2012 04:16 PM

Sorry to hear about your sleepless night, rain just makes me want to sleep all day, not much chance of rain
here today, the temperature is 6 degrees above 0 F. Glad that you have another project finished and ready
to go, and that as usual, you have another one or twenty getting planned. Hope you get a good nap and
have a wonderful day.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 01-24-2012 04:27 PM

As always, very nice!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 01-24-2012 04:32 PM

The wind was more trouble than the rain I think. The gusts were making the cats goofy. Then, in my dozing, I dreamed that I had EIGHT more cats!!! A friend brought me eight unfortunates that needed homes! That made a total of 11!!!! What the heck was that all about!!! LOL I was glad to wake up and see only three here.

The box is waiting at the door now to be picked up. For the moment “pressure is off”. YAY!

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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#6 posted 01-24-2012 07:05 PM

Those are Super COOL!

Are the ovals replaceable month to month?
Slick idea…
... you can have Cats, Birds, whatever you want!

-- 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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#7 posted 01-24-2012 07:13 PM

Yes, Joe:
The ovals go in magnetically. Below is a picture of the base piece.

There are four “rare earth” magnets embedded into it. Each of the overlay pieces (including the ovals with the name of the month glued to it) has a small washer glued on the back with epoxy. It is very easy to change the ‘characters’ for each month or season.

The bird theme would be fabulous, I think! The little theme packs will be a lot of fun to add. (And no more pressure!)

Thanks for your encouragement and ideas! :)

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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#8 posted 01-24-2012 07:55 PM

Very GOOD idea!

That could turn into a Major line for your business… looks to me…

Develop a few Bases… and then come the panels!
... ALL panels would fit Any base… all kinds of possibilities…

Cheer up… Maybe you just need to Sleep-in and not get up until you really FEEL like it?

Have a good 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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LittlePaw

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#9 posted 01-25-2012 12:39 AM

Imbedding magnets is a great idea, Sheila! I use them a lot also. What do you mean, finished, through? You’re not quitting something you’re really wonderful at, are you Sheila?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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