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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1019: Finishing Up Some Instructions

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 04-24-2013 10:39 AM 907 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1018: Always Thinking Ahead Part 1019 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 1020: A Short Break »

I had a quiet day yesterday. By that, I probably mean that I didn’t get a great deal accomplished. We all have days like that I suppose, and it was just my turn. I was able to work on the instructions for the last project that is going to the magazine.

In the morning I did bake some blueberry/lemon bread, as I have been meaning to do that but I always seemed to get distracted. It came out pretty good and I really enjoyed it. I haven’t really done much baking lately and I just had a craving.

After lunch I did work on the photographs for the Crow and Pumpkin Pull Toy. There were quite a few photos for that project, as it was a little more involved than my regular scroll saw work with building the cart and all. I didn’t finish writing the instructions though, and I need to do so today. It just seemed that I ran out of steam at the end of the afternoon and I didn’t accomplish much beyond the photos.

Today I will finish the writing and then I need to begin planning what I will do next.

So I suppose that things will be kept short here today, as things are rather quiet. I hope to have more to write about when I am finished with this and starting on something new.

In the mean time, I hope you all have a good and productive day.

Have fun and do something creative.

Below is a picture to make you smile.

Isn’t that the truth?!

-- 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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ronbuhg

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#1 posted 04-24-2013 10:58 AM

I too have those quiet days, sometimes you need to re~charge the batteries and BTW ??? the pic is cute too !!!! have a great day !!!!!

-- the dumbest question is the one you dont ask !!

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 04-24-2013 10:58 AM

Hi Sheila, well further to the blue one I showed you in yesterdays
blog I found one from the 1920’s on eBay for £20 $30
I think it would be a great decoration in any craft shop or fair

Have a great Day
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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 04-24-2013 11:17 AM

Hi, Ron and Jamie!

That is also really cool Jamie! I think that it would be great for the corner of a shop or to take along to a show. I think it would really get people’s attention and be something that others would enjoy seeing being used, too. :) Very nice! :)

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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jjw5858

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#4 posted 04-24-2013 11:46 AM

Sometimes creativity and productivity take a step back. Although it can be a little frustrating when that arrives I will say that sometimes taking a day of the week and doing something else refuels the enthusiasm again.

It is weird for me, that sometimes if I let a project go for a few days even while working on other projects I will go back and do things better than before. I suppose that sometimes the mind needs a break from the repetition of the task.

So I am sure this will only bring better results!

Wow, l can see Roy Underhill using that classic machine on the Woodwrights shop….that is awesome Jamie.
I have watched few episodes of Roy seeing that in action and that is some serious delicate work by foot!

Be well friends and take care!

Joe

http://www.spoonscarver.com/

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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Roger

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#5 posted 04-24-2013 01:16 PM

If there is a box (or a rifle case….lol), around, my boys will find em:

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

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Celticscroller

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#6 posted 04-24-2013 04:50 PM

What a nice quiet relaxing day it would be to take those scroll saws Jamie showed out to the garden in the sun and scroll away! They remind me of the old treadle sewing machines I learnt on.
Enjoy your day

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 04-24-2013 06:23 PM

Thanks, Joe! You are absolutely right. I think a couple of days “off” are really what I need. It has been a long time! Even Keith has been telling me to take a break. (I must need one!)

Roger – those cats are adorable! Thanks for the many smiles and sharing them! What handsome boys you have! And yes! They love those boxes, don’t they? You should have seen the day I sorted paints. I should have taken pictures because Pancakes was testing every box I had. It was really comical!

Anna – that sounds wonderful! You could even take one of those on the BEACH and scroll saw there! Wouldn’t that be fun??? I had a treadle sewing machine, too. A beautiful Singer with oak cabinet. I had to sell it when I left Chicago. What a beauty though. It was my grams.

Have a great day everyone. Thanks to all of you for brightening up mine. :)

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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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 04-24-2013 06:35 PM

Sheila I have a Singer treadle sewing machine I use it for upholstery
It has a bobbin shuttle not a round one. They are wonderful, now you
know why we need such a big house. :)
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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