I am afraid that today’s post won’t be very exciting. I worked most of the day yesterday on writing instructions and I did get the materials ready to ship the Kitty Cat Chalkboard to New Jersey for publication. I don’t know why it seemed to take so long, but there were 18 pictures that I included in the instructions and doing the editing on them took me a bit longer than I anticipated. But that is all behind me now and the pickup is scheduled and it will be on its way later on today. That is always a good feeling.
Today’s task is to work on the Bear Chalkboard and finish the instructions on it, and then continue on with the other two packets. It will be good to finally have that stuff ready and get it all up on the site. Then we can do another update.
We are coming upon our ‘slow’ season and I want to work hard during it so that there won’t be so much of a lull. Hopefully by offering new things and projects, it will keep things flowing. I have one more project that I need to do for the magazine for their August issue and then we are looking at Christmas projects again.
And the cycle continues.
I finally redecorated my little all season tree this weekend. It looked so nice with all the hearts and red beads that I left it up for the whole month of February. But it got to be that every time I was looking at it, it made me feel that I was being lazy and finally just got to it and changed the ornaments to the shamrock and clover ones. (I was told by a customer – correctly mind you – that a “shamrock” has only three leaves, not four, and that any plant with four leaves should only be referred to as a “clover”)
I would have liked to have something a little sparkly on it, but I couldn’t find any beading or appropriate garland that was suitable without looking gaudy. I also think it would be cuter if there were some characters or Leprechauns or something of that nature. It will give me something to think about to improve it for next year. I have a couple of ideas, but there are other things that I need to tend to that have to take priority. It will have to do for now.
In any case, as it is getting light out, I see that we have had a couple of inches of snow fall overnight. I suppose that winter isn’t over yet.
I hope you all have an enjoyable Monday. I know that mine will be productive. While I enjoy the everyday things that make this job exciting, once in a while I do appreciate the quiet. I am sure it won’t last for long.
Have a good 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"