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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #956: Riding the Storm Out

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 02-09-2013 12:14 PM 1275 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So far, we are making it through the snowstorm without incident. I suppose that being prepared is one of the reasons why. It always seems that if you spend the time to get ready for things like this, more often than not you sail through the event unscathed. If you are lucky that is.

I woke up this morning to much less snow than I anticipated. While we did get our share, I am quite sure we still have more in store for the day. But it seems like the worst part of the storm is already north of us and hopefully we may be spared power outages and such.

There is quite a bit of snow to move, as the high gusts of winds and cold temperatures have caused extreme drifts. As I look outside, I see that there are piles of snow behind each car up to the license plates, while places on the front lawn only a few feet away you can actually see the dry brown grass peeking through.

All in all though, I think we did well. I spent yesterday cooking some soup and a dinner that would be able to be heated on the grill if necessary. We made sure that we had propane for the grill, as we were out of it since the warmer summer months. I also purchased a small oil lamp, as I had lost the one I had in my last move. I had found out last week when we were without power that the candles that I had didn’t adequately light the room for me to at least read in an outage, so I wanted something not only brighter, but a bit more stable than a candle. We are all set.

I didn’t get a chance to begin working until later in the afternoon. I had intended on buttoning up the pattern yesterday, but these things needed to come first. I wound up working until nearly 9pm and I reached a point where I needed to call it a day, as I still had emails to respond to and other things to do.

Today, I am going to work as much as I can. One good thing about getting everything ready is that it frees me up for the entire weekend to make progress on my work. I want to use this time to my advantage and get caught up a bit.

One other thing that I wanted to mention today is that I wanted to thank everyone who voted for my Harlequin Mask Brooches for the jewelry contest here on Lumberjocks. I am very proud to have come in third place among the wonderful entries. It was a fun contest and it was great to see how creative others could be too! Thanks to everyone who made it possible for us to participate in this event. I look forward to others in the future.

Well, that’s it for today. I hope all of you in North America who got hit with storms stay safe and warm. It appears that we still have some winter left after all, even though it got a late start.

Have a great day and have fun!

“Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau

-- 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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littlecope

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#1 posted 02-09-2013 01:26 PM

Glad to hear you made out okay in the Storm Sheila!
We’re still getting snow here in Concord, but it has slowed down a little in the last half hour…IMG_20130209_075210.jpg
That shapeless blob in the yard is our Rav4!! It, and all the ground around it, were completely clear yesterday when I came home from Work at about 1:30 PM…
I’m headed out (shovel and broom in hand) in a a few minutes to clean it and our stairs off, and to see how much we actually got… By the wiper blades, it looks like about a foot, but the roof looks like about 18”...

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 02-09-2013 02:44 PM

Hi, Mike! Glad you did OK. It seems that we are not quite out of the woods yet. My friend in Cape Cod is still getting pounded this morning, so I assume it is heading up this way. Hopefully we keep power. It settled down here and is just blowing around, but I am not sure if I we are done yet. I am going to try to get what I can done today and take what comes my way. Stay safe and enjoy the day as much as you can! :)

(PS – I love the picture! )

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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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 02-09-2013 03:59 PM

Southern Maine, my back yard! And it’s not done yet. WooHoo!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 02-09-2013 04:01 PM

That’s pretty much how it is here Craftsman. Lots of drifts and highs and lows. Still blowing and drifting, and I do believe we are getting additional snow. But we are cozy and warm! Thanks for the picture! :)

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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Rick13403

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#5 posted 02-09-2013 04:08 PM

We picked up just 6” of snow here in Central New York! It is however quite cold here as the temps were in the single digits this morning even with all of the sun we are getting. Good luck and prayers for everybody still in the path of the storm.
Rick

-- Rick - DeWalt 788 - www.thescrollerandtoler.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 02-09-2013 04:13 PM

Glad you did good Rick! No power outages are good for me here! If we have power, we are good! :) Glad you checked in.

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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littlecope

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#7 posted 02-09-2013 05:01 PM

Well that’s done… Phew!!
I had to shove the snow out of the way with the door, just to get out! And there are three stairs leading up to that!The Back Entrance to our Home...

I took along the 3’ Shop Rule to check the snow depth before I cleared the car off…The Toyota, before I dug it out...19" of Snow in Concord, NH...

That’s an honest 19” on the leeward side of our building…
The Front stairs were a different story, I was up to my waist!
But all in all, we’ve got to be thankful… Other folks got it even worse, and we never lost power (Knock on Wood!)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Bearpie

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#8 posted 02-09-2013 05:26 PM

I love to SEE the new fallen snow(that’s as far as I wanna go!) I’m down here in sunny Fla doing yard work in shorts and tees! Love it here!!!!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Celticscroller

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#9 posted 02-09-2013 05:39 PM

I remember those storms from my Ontario days and I don’t miss them at all. I’m enjoying looking out my window and seeing my Spring bulbs start to come up and my snow drops in blooms. However, I do think of you all and hope you stay safe and warm with no power outages.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Dennisgrosen

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#10 posted 02-09-2013 10:05 PM

glad I finely saw some real snowpictures from this winther
I can hardly make it to meassure a ½ inch in a corner where the wind don´t come
one funny thing is that our news stations blow your tiny blitz up to be a big disastre
like an earthquake

take care
Dennis

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Bigrock

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#11 posted 02-10-2013 02:03 AM

Hi:
I hope you are still OK. It’s about 9:00 PM Sat. now and I looked at the Weather Map and it still looks like you are still getting some snow or something.
If you are not confined in your home Sunday I would love to see some more pictures. All we got was about a inch of rain here in Virginia.
I liked the black mask.
Stay warm and a nice Sunday.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 02-10-2013 11:44 AM

We got a lot of snow, but we are all good. No power outages and the winds weren’t nearly as bad as they were a couple of weeks ago. All in all, we were very fortunate. Thank you so much for checking. :)

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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BertFlores58

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#13 posted 02-11-2013 01:33 AM

Hi Sheila,
I have seen the result of the contest, congratulations.
For the snowstorm, I am glad that most of our friends and relatives there are well and had survived the snow.
Thanks for all the information. Very interesting to us specially that we are in the tropics.
Have a nice cold day!
Bert

-- Bert

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