Yesterday I really remained focused and accomplished even more than I thought I would. After all was said and done, I am finished cutting six of the nine plaques for the next set of patterns.
It just goes to show how much work I can accomplish when I set my mind to it!
Keith was called by his former job and asked if he would help out and do some part time work for a couple of days. Since he was pretty much caught up with the magazine and even has some new patterns ready for the next site update, he thought it would be a good opportunity to earn a little extra. When he left his job nearly two years ago, he had worked there for over 12 years. He left on good terms and the company was supportive of his decision to come work from home with me and asked if it would be possible to call him back on occasion when they needed extra help.
It is nice to see how respected he is and how much they value his work. They call from time to time when they have a big shipment to get out and usually Keith is happy to help out for a couple of days. It is good for everyone involved and it just shows that you don’t have to burn bridges when you leave a place.
So being here on my own for the day (which is unusual) give me no excuse but to accomplish. I have been trying to keep from being distracted and focus on the task(s) at hand.
Even though I only finished six of the nine plaques, I have the other three all prepared and ready to drill and cut. I figure it will take me about half the day today and then I can go on to finishing them and writing the pattern packets and (hopefully) they will be ready for the site tomorrow. That’s an ambitious undertaking on my part, but you all know I am the “Queen of the Pink Cloud” and it is my nature to push things that I do to the limit.
Here is a (crummy) picture of what I have so far:
Sorry for the bad lighting, but it is dreary and raining out this morning and it is the best I can do without pulling out the light box. That will come later.
I wish you all a wonderful day. I hope you have a happy and productive time and have some fun in the process. After all – it is Friday! :)
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"