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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1046: On to the Next Project

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 427 days ago 1043 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1045: Nativity Key Ornaments Finished Part 1046 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 1047: Ready for the Scrollsaw »

Today’s post will be short, as I am in the drawing stage of things and I must admit that I didn’t get a lot done in that department yesterday.

My car has just turned ten years old, and as it gets older, I realize that it will require more maintenance. It is part of having an older car, I realize and I just have to allow for some extra time to take care of things.

But the day was somewhat shot, so I really don’t have a lot to report.

I can say though that last week I did hear back from Artist’s Club and they want to carry the “12 Days of Christmas” key designs. Although, they decided that they didn’t want them in key shapes, but asked if I would like to do them on their own ornament surfaces.

I didn’t mind that, as it meant that I would only be providing the pattern packets to them, and not cutting the wood. While Keith and I enjoy cutting the production pieces, I was a bit worried because cutting the keys for that pattern was a bit more involved than the previous pieces that we had submitted. I was a bit worried because when I timed myself cutting them, it took over double the time to cut a set of keys as it did to cut the other sets of 12 ornaments. Actually almost three times.

I will still be offering the pattern in “key form” on my website, as the pieces for that are already finished, but I will also offer them on the shapes that are at this time being sent to me that Artist’s Club provides. Either way it will work out.

That will mean that we will have more time over the summer to create new patterns for the holidays, which are when we sell the most patterns. So it isn’t a bad thing.

I will still be represented in Artist’s Club by the Haunted Masquerade pattern, and then the 12 Days of Christmas pattern will take me thorough Christmas. So I am happy.

Today I need to really focus and draw. I have a pretty good idea of what I am going to do, but I need to put it into motion. Sometimes that is the most difficult part.

Thanks once again for your nice comments yesterday on the projects. It really makes me feel good when my work is so well-received.

Have a great Wednesday!

-- 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 427 days ago

Sheila they are beautiful
I think that they would look good on their own or
even on a tree or other Christmas ornament.

Have a wonderful day, Wednesday is my Chill day

Jamie
Not doing a lot by choice:)

-- 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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#2 posted 427 days ago

I hope you have a wonderful day of relaxation today Jamie. You certainly earn it! :)

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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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 427 days ago

Sheila;

Your work always amazes me.

Lee

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

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Celticscroller

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#4 posted 427 days ago

Your painting techniques are beautiful. You bring any piece you do alive and you give me the inspiration to get back to some painting again. I did sort out my paint tote last week and made a list of the colours I want so that’s a step in the right direction!
Enjoy your day.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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scrollsaw

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#5 posted 427 days ago

Great job

-- Todd

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 426 days ago

Thank you all. Anna – I am glad to hear that you are thinking of doing some painting. I am certain that with your artistic talent we are all in for a treat. :) I find it fun and a nice change of pace from woodworking. There are always so many ways to be creative. I will watch with anticipation to see what you come up with.

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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Roger

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#7 posted 423 days ago

Yup, what Anna said.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 423 days ago

Roger – you are making the rounds this morning! Thanks as always for your friendship and inspiration!

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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