I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. As I watch the pieces pile up, even I can’t believe that I got that much cutting done in such relatively short amount of time. And I was there.
Here’s what we have so far:
You would think that this much cutting would be painful and boring, but it was much more the opposite. Considering that I have only about three full days of work invested, in the actual cutting, plus a couple of hours here and there, I think I am doing pretty good.
I estimate that there are about 2800 pieces in the picture that are done, with only about 600 left to do. (Can you understand why I am excited??) The remaining pieces are the pumpkins, which are quite easy and require little maneuvering. I should be finished with them by supper tonight.
I do have to drill a small hole in each piece, so that they could be used as ornaments, but I don’t think that will take more than a few hours to do tomorrow. Then the kits will be ready to be packed up and shipped out by Monday or Tuesday. It will be a great milestone.
I like doing this type of work on occasion. While I don’t think I would enjoy doing it all the time, it is a nice break from what I normally do and gives my brain a rest and a chance to think of other things. Next week I will be starting to work on my stuff for the holiday issue and while I was cutting away here, I was coming up with all kinds of cool ideas that would be fun and interesting. So not only was I doing the production work, but I was planning ahead on the new projects, too.
I am going to keep things short today, as I have to go to the gym and do some errands before I can get cutting. Time to pay my taxes, which will hurt a bit, but is not unexpected.
Today is Friday the 13th, I see. Not being superstitious myself, I still believe that having a good attitude will make for a positive day. Let’s see what good things can come my way today. I already feel like it will be a great one!
Friday the 13th would be a lot more frightening if Jason chased you down in a big SUV and made you pay to fill it up with gas. – Unknown Quote (but funny!)
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"