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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1005: Time to Finish Some Things Up

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 471 days ago 1042 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My goals for today are to really make a lot of progress on the new designs.

It is funny how I can work so much in between designing, and still feel sometimes that I am slacking or not doing enough. As I look at my pile of eight projects that I was going full steam on last week, even though Keith and I produced 160 kits in a couple of days, I feel like I have been neglecting things. Now that those kits are out the door, all that remains is the box of partially finished projects that I need to focus on and I want them to be finished. There is so much that I need to do!

Between sending out the kits and going to pick up our taxes, yesterday was pretty much shot. We got a late start, as we had to wait here until the parcels were picked up, and then we didn’t return home until supper time. By the time we ate and I answered all the emails that were waiting for me in my inbox, it was nearly time for bed. I had thoughts of taking some photos of projects that I need to do at this point, but I was really too tired to drag everything out and start at nearly nine at night. So we called it an early night and went to bed.

Today I am determined to make some significant progress on things. Most of the work at the saw is done and what remains is just a small amount of cutting as well as finishing things in various ways.

This will really be the fun part though, as I will be able to see everything come together and be completed. I just need to tune out the world and get to it and focus.

It does feel good to have the tax thing done. Since I am a landed immigrant here in Canada, I do wind up paying two sets of income tax. That always seems to bring some anxiety in me, even though I know I have things under control. My estimations were pretty much spot on though, and I feel good seeing that it wasn’t more than I expected. With that behind me, I feel good about things and can move ahead with things without worrying.

So today I will spend the day focusing on accomplishing as much as I can, and getting back on the track of the new designs. It will feel pretty good to finally see some of the new pieces finished. While I only drew them up a short time ago, it seems like quite a bit longer.

It is warm out today and they are calling for rain the rest of the week. It is only a little overcast today, and calm out now. There are new birds in the tree outside and they sound like cardinals. We don’t see many of them here, but they are around. Overall, it is a nice morning and looks to be a good day. I hope I can accomplish a lot.

Have a good one!

-- 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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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 471 days ago

Sheila have a wonderful day
The tasks are done, have a nice cuppa as a famous “rotund person”
would say “coz my friend you have deserved it.” (apologies for any similarities
to Stumpy)
I know how you chill best ”Work” enjoy.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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scrollsaw

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#2 posted 471 days ago

Have a great day.

-- Todd

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Celticscroller

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#3 posted 471 days ago

Having to do two taxes must be a royal pain! One is enough for me! It’s a good feeling though when you get that kind of thing out of the way.
Dull and misty here today but mild. My neighbour and I did a marathon 10km walk today. Now it’s back to the workshop!
Enjoy your day Sheila – that cuppa Jamie suggested sounds good!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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BertFlores58

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#4 posted 471 days ago

I like the triple log where the cat stands. It is so stable when there is a split like this. Maybe a good way to design a thing like that… An actual 3D.

I can see the momentum for your new design. Customers wants always new in the market but it is difficult to set the new trend..

Have a nice day.

-- Bert

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 471 days ago

Thank you all for stopping by and commenting. I am sorry that I have been lazy at the computer these days, as I have been full of sawdust and don’t get here as much when I am working on finishing up stuff.

I felt like your girl helper today Jamie, as I was sanding much of the day. So many pieces! It is certainly more of a joy to cut them on the saw, although sanding them does have its merit too.

Anna – twice the taxes is a pain. Everyone gets their hand in it seems. But I have my place here that I love, as well as medical care if I need it and I never want to give up my US Citizenship so having two countries to call “home” does come with a price tag. I am glad it is over though. I do most of the work and all the accountant does is plug in the figures. She is good though as she knows both systems and makes sure that I get all the proper deductions that I am entitled to receive. Now comes the hard part – writing the checks! :)

I don’t mind paying my fair share really. It is all part of being part of a civilized society.

Yes, it is busy times Bert. What to do first and what to finish next. At least I am moving in a good direction.

You all take care!

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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Jamie Speirs

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#6 posted 471 days ago

Sheila, as yet Ros has not done any sanding
She brings cake and gets to oil the wood.
She has us round her little finger.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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