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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1081: Writing

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 07-13-2013 10:25 AM 737 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1080: Skeleton Finishing Technique Video is Posted Part 1081 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 1082: A Day Off »

It’s Saturday and another week is under our belts. As always, the time is just going by much too quickly, as we are halfway through the year already.

I am going to keep today’s post short, because I am in the midst of writing instructions. Sometimes that is the hardest part of my job – as I tend to get easily distracted with questions and talking to others. But I am determined today to pretty much button up the instructions on the the skeleton project that I have worked on this week. The pieces are on their way to New Jersey (the magazine offices) to be photographed for publication and I would love to be able to have the instructions sitting on my editor’s computer Monday morning.

I also need to finish writing and refine the instructions for the country crow pulling the cart of pumpkins project. While I created it and sent it to the offices a couple of months ago, it was bumped to the November issue (which we are working on now with these skeletons) and the materials are due on that also. Upon learning that it would be in a future issue, I immediately went on to other things and there it sat on back burner. But it is getting to be time to have things ready, so I really need to spend the day focusing on getting the work finished on both of these projects. No distractions allowed. ;)

With that said, I am happy to announce that summertime has finally arrived here in Nova Scotia. Yesterday was a beautiful warm and sunny day and the weekend looks as if it will be the same. Even though I don’t have time to go out and enjoy it today (although I may sneak in a walk!) I am planning on spending some time tomorrow doing some clean up on my car. It sorely needs a good detailing and I do enjoy doing that so I will accomplish two things in the process. Who knows – there may be a ride to the beach involved later on.

But that is only as a reward if I can focus and work hard at getting these instructions done. It will be something nice to work toward.

I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday. I may skip writing tomorrow. I’ll see how it goes. Either way I will be back on Monday to give a report on my progress and the weekend’s activities.

Have a wonderful weekend yourselves. Hopefully you will have some nice weather. Either way, take the time to do something enjoyable and find a little bit of sunshine to call your own.

Photo courtesy of Unique Nature Wallpapers

Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined. -Johnny Carson

Happy Saturday!

-- 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

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#1 posted 07-13-2013 10:48 AM

Ahh, gr8 quote by Johnny. Have a good and safe weekend

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

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#2 posted 07-13-2013 10:51 AM

You too, Roger! I hope you have a fun time! :)

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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#3 posted 07-13-2013 12:21 PM

Looking forward to November issue!

-- Nancy Antley

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#4 posted 07-13-2013 12:47 PM

Have a great weekend Sheila. I am on my way to my brother-in-law’s camp for the weekend of peace and food and fishing.
Rick

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 07-13-2013 12:52 PM

Thank you Nancy! :)
Rick – Have fun and be safe! It is beautiful on this side of the bay and I hope it is nice there as well!

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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#6 posted 07-13-2013 04:49 PM

Good morning Sheila! Johnny Carson said it well! How true. Have a great weekend and enjoy the sun. It’s another beautiful day here and we are getting another week of sunshine and heat. Love it.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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