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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #613: Getting Reorganized

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 02-14-2012 11:56 AM 5691 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 612: I Could Never Do This Alone Part 613 of My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond series Part 614: Exploring New Horizons »

While it didn’t seem as if I got as much done that I wanted to yesterday, I did accomplish a few things. I notice that these type of days seem to pop up right after a big push. I just needed a day to catch up on the house stuff and do things like clean my desk, organize my supplies and sort through my files. I still didn’t get the newsletter out, but I will be doing that today. I found that every time I began writing I got distracted so I thought it would be best to wait one more day and start fresh. Some days are like that.

I did get the final version of the painted boot pattern submitted to the Artist’s Club for their consideration. They already have the hat one and I still have time for one more project to make before their meeting in a couple of weeks which will introduce their fall items. I have a new idea and I want to see how to make it possible to work. I have some thinking to do on it so I don’t want to say too much just yet. I think it could work though and be something that will have expand my business a little bit more. It is just a matter of figuring some things out.

Today’s goal will be to get the newsletter done for the website and emailed out. Now that it is updated, I want to let people know about it. I also want to include a special discount for the mailing list people and I haven’t decided what to do on that front yet. I like to offer discounts to our regular customers as a show of our appreciation. I think it is a good incentive for them to get their patterns with us.

Keith started working on his taxes yesterday, which reminded me that it is time that I do the same. I have all my paperwork and receipts, but it is just a matter of organizing and categorizing them for the accountant. I had made an appointment to see her in about two weeks so we can go over everything and things will hopefully be easy. Since I need to file and pay both in Canada and in the United States, I try to be accurate and get all the deductions that I can so that I receive the proper credits in both countries. The tax laws are ever changing and are getting so much more complicated. Even if you have lived here in Canada for years and work here, the US wants you to file there too. Since my business is based in the United States, I have always done so, so that isn’t a big deal for me, but I know people who have lived here in Canada over 20 years who are from the States and now they are required to file there too even though they have been living and working here for many years. I suppose everyone wants to get their hands into it.

I don’t feel much anxiety about it because I have always done what I have been required to do with my business. Hopefully things won’t change much for me and it should all go smoothly and not cost me an arm and a leg. I always feel a bit of relief though when all is said and done and I have those figures looking at me in the face. It will feel good once it is done.

So today’s post is rather short. Just a run of the mill day for me and not a lot of excitement. That is good though, and I think I’ll take it.

I did receive a link to a cool video story about some scroll sawyers that I wanted to share with you. It was posted yesterday by Gary Lucas, who is a Lumberjock here in his blog. I think it would be of interest not only to scroll sawyers, but woodworkers in general and others who create. I liked it in any case.

Gary's Blog

I hope you all like it too. Have a wonderful day today!

Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day, too! :)

-- 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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grizzman

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#1 posted 02-14-2012 12:37 PM

good morning…sounds like your busy and yet getting things under control, getting the taxes done and over is a yearly task that just has to be dealt with huh, but onto the bigger , better things huh…sounds like you have something in the works…possible..good luck with it, i really enjoyed the video, amazing what those brothers did…out there on the farm…have a great day you two..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 02-14-2012 01:48 PM

Good morning to you too, Bob! Yep – I am just getting started on the taxes. I am going to ease myself into doing them. LOL. I still have plenty of time but want to get it behind me. Making that appointment kind of forces me to get it done early, so it is a good thing. :)

I loved the video, too. Amazing what can be accomplished without modern tools. Truly artwork! I liked their convictions about not selling them, too. They had all they needed. How many people do we know that are that happy in what they have? It was great to see.

Take care and have a great day! 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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#3 posted 02-14-2012 08:58 PM

Happy Valentine’s 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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#4 posted 02-14-2012 09:19 PM

enjoy the evening :-)

best thoughts
Dennis

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 02-14-2012 09:20 PM

You too, Dennis! In case you didn’t see, thanks so much for the link to the video. I thought is was fascinating and shared it here today as you see. :) Have a great evening and give dear Silke an extra (((HUG)))!

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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#6 posted 02-14-2012 09:27 PM

-- 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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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 02-14-2012 09:29 PM

the hug is already delivered a few hours ago
now she sleep with a smile on the face …......amazing how different and cute they looks
when they sleep compared to daytime sometimes being lovely little teasing gnomes … LOL

about that vidio I still wonder what the mother said when they stole the sewing maschine
and started to transforme it …... the sewing maschine most have been alot more expencive
than to buy the scrollsaw

Dennis

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Roger

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#8 posted 02-14-2012 09:44 PM

awww. the puddy-tats are very cute. hope you have a nice day as well

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 02-14-2012 10:03 PM

Awww! Thank you so much David! :D What a nice Valentine! I showed all the kitties and they liked it too. They were more interested in the mouse though . . . Go figure!

Dennis – yes, they are all darling when they are asleep! And I had a sewing machine just like that one that I got from my grandmother. A Singer brand with the foot power. I had to leave it when I moved, though. :(

Happy Valentine’s Day to you too Roger! I got your note and thank you very much! I hope you all have a great evening!

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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#10 posted 02-15-2012 12:43 AM

Happy Valentine’s Day!

-- Bert

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