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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 07-04-2012 11:39 AM 1078 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 751: Still Learning/Still Creating Part 752 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 753: For the Birds »

I got distracted this morning and I am afraid I don’t have a good blog. I did finish cutting the ornaments yesterday, but with the 4th of July holiday and all, I got thinking this morning about my kids and the many Independence Days of the past when they were growing up.

I started looking through some pictures that I wanted to share of them, and I took a long trip down memory lane. That stuff happens. While I am organized to a point now, one thing that isn’t very organized is that I have a small box loaded with pictures of the kids when they were young. I started sifting through that box and before I knew it, the morning has passed and I hadn’t yet begun to write.

So today, I will pass on the blog. I will however share some pictures of my kids on a past 4th of July holiday. Here is Phil in his desert storm outfit:

And Danielle in her patriotic outfit:

They will probably kill me if they see these. But that is OK. It is a moms’ prerogative to do things like this. I used to make all their clothes when they were young – even Phils.

They grow up so fast and I truly enjoyed reliving those memories while sifting through the photos. I am so happy that I decided to do so.

I wish you all a happy day today. if you are in the USA and celebrating the 4th – stay safe!

I promise to have some pictures of the project tomorrow.

-- 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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jerrells

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#1 posted 07-04-2012 12:03 PM

Great pic’s and Happy 4th of July although you are in Canada

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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Bluepine38

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#2 posted 07-04-2012 02:20 PM

You posted two of your best projects today and you know it, quit bragging, no do not quit, that is every
mother’s prerogative. Hope you have a wonderful day.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 07-04-2012 02:27 PM

In that case I will brag further! :) Here they are today. Phil and his wife Briana:

And Danielle and her boyfriend John:

Time flies, doesn’t it? And you are right – they are both my finest creations! :) 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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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 07-04-2012 02:47 PM

Yes, time sure seems to move along rather slowly while your waiting for an event, but in hind site, you can almost hear it swishing by.

Doing parental “duties” can seem like a chore when your children are young, but after they’re grown, you kind of wish they could be small again.

My youngest son is close to 20 now, but when he leaves the house to go to school, or work, or just to go out with his friends, I’ll tell him to be careful and have a good time. I also still stand at the front window and wave goodbye and blow him a kiss. Just the same as I did when he was 6 and I watched him get on the bus to go to school.

I imagine it won’t be long before he’s moved out. Then I’ll probably stand at the front window and hope he stops by.

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 07-04-2012 02:54 PM

I got lost in those pictures this morning. I only went through part of the box and had to stop because I was late. All the birthdays, holidays, and just every day days sitting there in front of me. It’s hard being far away from them. There are times when I wish I could go back. They are both in their own directions now and have happy and healthy lives. For that I am happy too.

You are right that time goes quickly. Those days were so busy and full. It is good to have those memories to look back to though. I am very lucky that I have them.

Have a great day today, Lee.

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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Bob Kollman

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#6 posted 07-04-2012 03:25 PM

The kids look great. The 1980’s and 90’s were a great time to raise kids. My wife use to make some of our clothes too. I like the desert storm look on Phil.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Roger

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#7 posted 07-05-2012 12:30 PM

You are so right about time flyin by so fast. Kenny Chesney is right: “Don’t Blink”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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