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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #856: A Bit Under the Weather

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 640 days ago 592 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s already a beautiful day today. The sun has fully risen and there isn’t a cloud in the sky. It is cool out and calm, and the leaves are turning their final shades of amber before falling. How nice.

I am running behind a bit today, so I will keep this brief. (I know – I always say that!) I have been fighting a bit of a cold and I am hoping that it won’t get hold of me. I haven’t been sick in quite a while and I am hoping that I can battle this without it getting too bad.

Yesterday I did finish my project to send for the magazine. That was a good accomplishment. I want to show it here, but I think I will wait for the magazine to present it first this time. While I know they don’t mind me showing previews here, I think they would like to have the first presentation sometimes. And that is fine.

Today I need to button up the instructions for this project and send it on its way tomorrow. Then I need to head in a couple of directions. So much to do!

I hope it doesn’t seem like I am complaining about having lots to do. I really don’t intend it to be that way. I suppose if I had a complaint, it would only be that I wish there were more ways to squeeze more hours out of a day than I do. There are so many wonderful avenues of creativity to explore, there are times when I just don’t know what to do first. I think that is a good problem to have. The word ‘bored’ never enters my mind.

Feeling this cold coming on is tough on me. I want to ignore it and keep going full steam, but as I do so, I feel it creeping up on me. Yesterday I took a nap for an hour in the afternoon. I was afraid that I wouldn’t sleep in the evening, but it seemed that I had no problem at all. I actually awoke a bit later than usual this morning (almost 7) and the sun was already peeking over the horizon.

Normally I would be a bit angry at myself for sleeping in. But I found that sometimes we just have to take some extra care and be sensible about things if we at all can. So I will slow down the pace for a day or two and drink lots of tea and see if that helps. Maybe another nap, too. Perhaps I can dodge a major hit after all.

I wish you all a wonderful day today. It’s Thursday already and the weekend is right around the corner. Enjoy the day! :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"



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patron

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#1 posted 640 days ago

get better

chicken soup

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 640 days ago

Thanks David! :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Roger

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#3 posted 640 days ago

Yep, what Patron said.

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

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#4 posted 640 days ago

Hope it goes away quickly.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 640 days ago

From a fellow sufferer, hope it is a minor one or just a chill.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 640 days ago

Thanks, guys! Yes, I am hoping my ‘positive thinking’ powers can take over and I can avoid the worst of it. My head wants to work and my body wants to sleep. Maybe a little of both. ;)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 640 days ago

that nurse is just what I need …. the last four days my head had sit in a 30 degree angle :-(
canĀ“t strech the left side out without a major pain ticking in
on the possitive list I did manage to get in the shop today after a half year away
from it and started up again on the restoringof one of the framesaws …...
uuuh that was a fun afternoon with a singing plane in the hand :-)
I start to believe the old word ….. working is the cure for everything ….. just work it away
well atleast it have halfed the painkiller doze for me so I pretty sure I can get a sleep tonight :-)
another possitive thing was to hear from Neil … glad he updated us :-)

take care
Dennis

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#8 posted 640 days ago

Hi Sheila, I hope you got lots of rest today and are feeling better.
I’m just catching up on three days of your blogs. My husband and I and a couple of friends headed for Harrison Hot Springs for a fews days R&R. A great time was had by all and now I’m revitalized and ready to get back into the workshop tomorrow.
Looking forward to seeing your Spring project. The Irish in me is curious!
The gift exchange on Steve Good’s site and the Tole painting site is a great idea! You are introducing me to some wonderful websites! Love to see the work of other creative folks.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 639 days ago

Glad to hear you made it to the shop Dennis. That is how I feel when I finally get to the scroll saw. You would think that I am scrolling all the time, but there is so much computer time that is required of me it seems that I spend most of my days here. It sure makes me appreciate the time at the saw though.

I am still working. Thing about colds is they seem to be more of an annoyance than anything. The meds slow me down a bit and I am more tired, but at least I still progress. Things will be better soon, I am sure.

Hi, Anna – I do like to share the good sites I visit. There are lots of people with diverse interests and it is fun to get together with people from so many different types of crafts. When I think about it, I have so many friends who are involved in many different types of creating. So much of it bleeds onto other areas. It is fun to have a whole world of being creative to explore. I truly love it and love sharing. I am glad you like it too. :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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