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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1020: A Short Break

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 04-25-2013 11:12 AM 1031 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1019: Finishing Up Some Instructions Part 1020 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 1021: Cherries Jubilee »

I am writing today just to let you know that I am going to take a couple of days off from blogging here. I am pretty much caught up with things for the moment, and I want to take a breath, regroup and map some things out for the next several months of projects. Believe it or not, we are looking at out holiday deadlines coming up and there are many new directions that I see Keith and I taking the company. After the past couple weeks of craziness, I just want to back away for a couple of days and sort through things and plan ahead a bit.

I don’t want anyone to worry about me, as everything is good and we are happy. Our little business is growing every single day and we are thrilled with seeing it do so. I will still be here to answer questions and talk and I will be continuing to post some projects on Lumberjocks.com, but I just want a couple of days off so I can take a step back and evaluate things a bit and make the best decisions that I can for our company. I know when I miss even a day that people get concerned and I don’t want that to be the case.

Everything is good. :)

Have a great week everyone. (I hope you miss me just a little!)

“The day is done, and the darkness
Falls from the wings of Night,
As a feather is wafted downward
From an eagle in his flight.

I see the lights of the village
Gleam through the rain and the mist,
And a feeling of sadness comes o’er me
That my soul cannot resist:

A feeling of sadness and longing,
That is not akin to pain,
And resembles sorrow only
As the mist resembles the rain.

Come, read to me some poem,
Some simple and heartfelt lay,
That shall soothe this restless feeling,
And banish the thoughts of day.

Not from the grand old masters,
Not from the bards sublime,
Whose distant footsteps echo
Through the corridors of Time.

For, like strains of martial music,
Their mighty thoughts suggest
Life’s endless toil and endeavor;
And to-night I long for rest.

Read from some humbler poet,
Whose songs gushed from his heart,
As showers from the clouds of summer,
Or tears from the eyelids start;

Who, through long days of labor,
And nights devoid of ease,
Still heard in his soul the music
Of wonderful melodies.

Such songs have power to quiet
The restless pulse of care,
And come like the benediction
That follows after prayer.

Then read from the treasured volume
The poem of thy choice,
And lend to the rhyme of the poet
The beauty of thy voice.

And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs,
And as silently steal away.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

-- 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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Jay Wells

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#1 posted 04-25-2013 12:02 PM

Miss you already:)

Take some well deserved time off and smell the roses.

“Wish I was a grain of sand,
Sifting thru a babies hands,
Falling like a string of Diamonds into the ocean.”
. -Mickey Newbury

-- Find your limitations, and ignore them!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7886 posts in 1665 days


#2 posted 04-25-2013 12:35 PM

Thanks Jay! I’ll be “lurking” around here. ;)

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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Roger

15261 posts in 1549 days


#3 posted 04-25-2013 12:53 PM

Be sure to have a glass, or a pint er 2 o some good stuff

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

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BertFlores58

1646 posts in 1667 days


#4 posted 04-25-2013 02:23 PM

How much more we could ask? You have given us 1020 blogs to recall. For just couple of days, I will miss 4 blogs, that will be okay. On the other hand you will also miss us. Just hope you can finish your backlog and refresh thereafter. Good luck. Just be extra carefull.
Enjoy and have a fruitful days to come in your endeavor.

-- Bert

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7886 posts in 1665 days


#5 posted 04-25-2013 03:32 PM

Thanks Roger! The “good stuff” to me is my coffee! ;)

Thank you Bert for your kindness. You made me smile because you are such a great friend. :) I am still smiling.

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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Celticscroller

863 posts in 818 days


#6 posted 04-25-2013 05:01 PM

Good morning Sheila. It takes a strong person to do what they need to do and not follow the needs and dictates of others. Enjoy your strength Sheila and have fun with your time off. Maybe even a trip to the beach!
Another sunny and warm day here. Spring is well established!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 04-25-2013 05:39 PM

What are people supposed to do with the void in their schedule?

Have fun.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7886 posts in 1665 days


#8 posted 04-25-2013 06:13 PM

Now you are just teasin’ me Lee! :)

Sheila

(ps – still waiting here Anna!)

-- 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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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 04-25-2013 08:23 PM

Do what you need to do, Sheila. I, for one, will be happy to see you on your return.

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

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