My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1087: Those In-Between Times

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 07-20-2013 11:44 AM 1279 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This week has seemed strange. I have been tying up a lot of loose ends, organizing and finishing up many things that have been hanging for a while. All bits and pieces.

It seems that I have been really busy, but have little to talk about or to show here.

I suppose that happens though, as every day can’t be remarkable. By definition, the term remarkable means worthy of notice, unusual or extraordinary. I can’t really say that anything here has been that. Just busy day-to-day things.

I have been writing my blog here for three years now almost on a daily basis. What started as a way to help my business has evolved into so much more than that. From it I have gained support, advice and most importantly – many wonderful friends.

There are days occasionally when I miss writing and I do miss the interaction with you all, too. I admit it is nice when you miss me when I don’t write. It makes me feel like I am contributing to your day in a good way when I post here each morning. You all add a great deal to my life.

Right now in my life there are a couple of things going on though that I need to look after and think about. Just some sorting, I suppose. Perhaps I just need to take some time to watch the trees grow and the river flow by – even if it is only for a little bit. I am not really going anywhere, but rather just taking time to ‘be’ – without expectations or commitments. Those of you who know me know that these lulls don’t happen often in my life. It just seems that all the stars have lined up that way and that instead of pushing things, I need to stop and listen and allow things to take their course.

Caring for ourselves this way is probably the most important thing we can do. Not only for ourselves, but for all of those around us. For when we find our own inner peace is when we are able to be our best to others.

I don’t think I will be gone long. I have things that I want to do and ideas that I want to share. I just need some time in between to take a breath and think. I know you will all understand. :)

I’ll still be lurking around my computer and commenting and such -but perhaps not so formally or as often as I normally do. I hope to find some time to get to the beach – as it is already the latter part of July and I have yet to go. We’ll have to just see.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend. I hope you have fun and take time to enjoy the days as they come. Yesterdays come much too quickly.

I’ll be back soon.

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 07-20-2013 02:01 PM

As some one said, stop and smell the roses, whether they be flowers, thoughts or feelings, somethings just
need to be enjoyed properly. Thank you for sharing and enjoy your journey.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 07-20-2013 03:10 PM

Girl you work so hard that I get tired! Lol! Enjoy the beach and spend time with your Partner. See you soon.

-- Nancy Antley

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#3 posted 07-20-2013 04:34 PM

Good morning Sheila. Life gives us all times to slow down and recharge the batteries. Take advantage and enjoy the summer, beach time, quality time with friends and family, painting, scrolling or whatever your heart desires. The yesterdays do come too quickly! :)

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#4 posted 07-20-2013 07:24 PM

I, too have taken a lull from wood turning not because I want to but because I found a new interest that has overtaken my hobbies. Pyrography has grabbed my interest like nothing ever has before. I’m working on it to improve my skills but alas, I cannot work on it as much as I want to. The intense concentration to take great care and the precision required for a good/wonderful results takes a toll upon my eyes, fingers and neck/back and it tires me out. Not only that but my optometrist says I am developing a cataract in my left eye but it is way too early to operate on. However , I keep trying.

You need to take some (as much as you want or need to) time for yourself to do what is needed or what you want to do regardless of what you have been doing on a daily basis! Come back feeling refreshed/recharged and full of whatever you need to do. We will understand and miss you but we will survive. Take care and don’t worry!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 07-20-2013 08:07 PM

I wish that LJ’s had a ‘Like’ button! So far, so good. It was a beautiful day and we went for a nice long walk (guess where???)


Thank you for all the support! I am going to take a couple of days to follow my whims. I am sure that will make the rest of the year much more productive and happy. I think this will be good on many levels. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 07-20-2013 09:23 PM

Good! Enjoy! Take care!

-- Bert

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#7 posted 07-22-2013 03:26 AM

Too often we start doing something because it is fun and exciting and keep doing it because (we think) it has become expected. Photography was like that for me. Toward the end I kept buying stuff that never got used to try to rekindle the fire. Take care of you Sheila. Follow your whims and not what others want from you. God bless.

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 07-23-2013 12:01 AM

I’m jus catchin up… lol. It’s already Monday. I gotta look forward to this weekend..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 07-25-2013 05:09 PM

:) like

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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