My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #811: One More Day

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 09-08-2012 10:03 AM 4843 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I know I said that I was going to have more pictures of the finished ghosts, but I kind of changed my mind on things and it is going to take me another day.

Yesterday was a really good and productive day. I certainly can’t blame idleness for not having furthered my work on the pieces. I was just working in another direction and was on such a roll that I didn’t want to stop. Both Keith and I put in a full day of preparing our wood for our latest order and we spent pretty much the entire day cutting.

While we had planned two full days of cutting on this job for both of us, things were going so well that we decided to keep going for a while longer and by the time dinner came along were were over 2/3 finished.

It was one of those days when things were going so well, I didn’t want to stop and after I reached the half way point of my work, each piece I cut yesterday meant one less I needed to cut today. So I kept going.

By the time we were done, we had a nice sized pile of pieces in front of us and it should only take us a couple of additional hours today to finish. (Realistically, about half a day) While we still have to drill each piece and package up the kits, the noisy/messy part for the most part will be done and behind us. That is always a great feeling.

By the time we cleaned everything up and ate dinner, it was pretty late and not a good time for me to start something else. I will admit that I was really tired, although not in a bad way. I spent a bit of time on the computer catching up and then I treated myself to a couple of new computer games to help me unwind at night.

I suppose that is my one addiction here on the computer. I like to play some type of computer games. I don’t really like the hard core type games that many get involved in, but I do like stuff like seek and find and puzzles and things like that. This past spring, Keith’s mom introduced me to some fun games by a company called Playrix. They have lots of cool games of all kind and I find that they are a great way to relax at the end of the day. I don’t get to play every night, but a couple of times a week or even for just a couple of minutes really helps me relax at the end of the day. I got this Platinum Pack which has a huge variety of types of games to choose from. They even had a special offer for an additional 50% off that price here. so I took the plunge and bought it.

I am not trying to sell games here, but I just wanted to share some fun ways to unwind if you are into that stuff. I figure that purchasing the games cost about what it would for two people to go out to dinner or to a movie and I haven’t even gone through 1/4 of the games here once in the several months I have had them. They are nice because you can stop after five minutes or five hours – whatever your schedule permits – and everything is stored and picks up right where you left off. I certainly have gotten my money’s worth out of them and I actually just purchased a couple of additional ones that weren’t in the pack that they have on sale now.

It was about 8:30 or so when I finally settled down last night and it was my ‘reward’ to myself for a good productive day. One thing good about working like that all at once is that when we are done, we do a deep cleaning of the place and everything is really nice by the time we are finished.

So today I will finish up the cutting part of the job. I want to spend the later part of the day working on my ghosts and also the other project that I cut out on Thursday. I am excited to see how they will come out and from the responses I received yesterday, I think they will be nice projects.

I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday today. This is such a great time of year to start thinking of projects for the autumn season and hopefully it has cooled down a bit in your area to make your shop time pleasant. Have some fun!

Time for me to start my day! :)

-- 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 09-08-2012 01:03 PM

Sheila , both me and Silke say thank you for the laugh
we got from the picture :-)

we take the bycicle downtown for foodsurplies for the weekend
and a bag of Candy to share while we see a movie tonight

have a great weekend
Silke and Dennis

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 09-08-2012 02:19 PM

Hi Sheila,

I’m glad to hear another order has come your way. Being prepared sure as it’s benefits, doesn’t it.

I’m off to do the prep work of my own. While that used to mean working with wood, the ezee-feed business is all steel and aluminum. Not much fun. It’s heavy and dirty, and it’s real hard to glue together too. Beats starving though.

Have a great day.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 09-08-2012 02:28 PM

Dennis and Silke – I am glad I made you both smile today! :D I thought it was cute, too! I hope you both enjoy your movie! It is great to spend some time together like that.

Lee – the prep work can be a pain but you are right – it is better than starving. Keith did the sanding on this batch, and now we have enough pieces for about 300-400 kits all sanded and ready to go next time. We are done cutting now and are in the home stretch. All the noisy/dirty stuff is done. So I will be able to work on my ghosts after all. :)

I hope you have a great day!


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

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