What a great weekend it was for me creatively! Yesterday I made huge headway on my holiday project that I am going to submit to the magazine and today I will be doing the finishing touches of the drawings and ready to cut. I also lined up probably five or six assorted projects and can’t wait to get to them. I am excited about many things and I don’t know what to start with first.
Getting things organized and mapped out is usually more than half the battle. I don’t like when I sit here and wonder which direction to go in, and I was smart and made a list as I had ideas and can just look in my little spiral bound book and start checking them off.
It seems that there is no way to get away from doing holiday projects though, as the time for submitting them is quickly approaching. It seems that this year I will be a bit ahead of the game and will be able to get a jump start on things.
Today is going to be a busy day. I have an early appointment and need to get out of here soon, so I am keeping things short. We are also expecting our monitor arms to be delivered today, so that will be exciting and we will have fun seeing how they are going to work out for us. Keith did a rearrange of our room yesterday and built some sliding sleds to go under the two new dressers that will hold some of the thin wood we are storing in there and get it out of site. The dressers have about 6” of clearance and using that space for the long thin pieces made it look much less cluttered there. He is also in the process of building a shelf for the one closet where we keep the lathe and shop vac. He wants to keep his pen blanks there at hand and it will also eliminate three boxes that are up to now taking up shelf space. The tools and finishes were also reorganized yesterday and things were trimmed down quite a bit (more of the ‘butterfly effect’)
So with that said, I am keeping this short. I need to get out of here and get a move on. I wish you all a happy Monday and hope you have a great start to your week.
-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"