My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #759: The Ten Minute Blog

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 07-11-2012 11:11 AM 1521 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yes – I am timing it. It was either that or nothing and I know if I opted for ‘nothing’ that I would hear from some of you. It is nice to be loved! :)

Today is going to be a busy one. But busy in a good way. We are taking a short road trip to Bear River (after the gym) because Keith talked to Rob from the shop Flight of Fancy and Rob had sold all of Keith’s fountain pens and needed more. That is a great problem to have, especially in this economy.

It seems that Keith is getting a taste of what being successful can mean, and although I know that he is thrilled, I think that part of him is a bit overwhelmed.

I know just what he is talking about. (5 minutes left!)

In the process of trying to survive, we put out feelers in many directions, hoping that one of them will pay off. While it is great that more than one seems to be working, it does give you a feeling of apprehension as to which direction to go first. It sometimes turns you into one of ‘those’ people who work all the time. I suppose we have to be careful what we ask for.

But this is ALL good! We are thrilled and will be taking the short trip to beautiful Bear River today. I think I will take the camera. While it isn’t Cape Breton (yet!) it is still a road trip on a beautiful day. If that is part of the job description, than I’ll take it. I can think of worse!

Have a great day everyone. I promise to catch up tomorrow and let you know how it went.

(Here’s a random cat picture to make you smile! I know how you like pictures!)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 07-11-2012 11:57 AM

... and she’s off!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 07-11-2012 12:17 PM

Choosing business directions, in this economy, can be difficult. You will continue to be glad you chose multiple directions. This is good. The old economic saying is, “guns and butter”. That means make sure you are making something everyone will need in any economy.

Have a great trip.

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

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#3 posted 07-11-2012 12:34 PM

Congratulations and well deserved to Keith. Have a good trip.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#4 posted 07-11-2012 12:44 PM

Have a good trip, great to hear that the supplier has more demand than he can keep up with. Jugs means that Keihh will be out of your wag for awhile now, making a new stockpile for his customers! Good work and perseverance are two things that most of need !

-- John in GP

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#5 posted 07-11-2012 12:49 PM

Travel safe. Congrats to Keith. I’m thinkin stuffed cabbage fer some reason now

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 07-12-2012 11:40 AM

Thanks, everyone! I talked about how our trip went in the next post. Things went well, but it seemed the shop owner was a little off with his stock numbers. It was a little disappointing, but in the end he took five more pens and with the tourist season in full swing, that isn’t really a bad thing. We will just have to see how it goes!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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