What a busy day yesterday was again! Once again, the week just flew by and here we are looking at Friday again already. I try to take time to enjoy these autumn days, but with so much to do, I seem to get wrapped up in things and before I know it, the day is over.
As I look back though, I did get a lot of things done. I finished putting together my last packet for the new site update and also was able to write the newsletter and get it out by late afternoon. Writing the newsletter is coming easier to me now (after a year or so!) because it seems that we update things ever other week or so on the site. Like anything – the more we do it, the more familiar we are with the process, and it isn’t as painful anymore.
I had planned to spend a quiet evening painting – and I did get some painting completed – but as soon as I sent out the newsletter, I was pretty busy filling new orders and answering questions. Believe me – I am not complaining! It is fun and exciting to get such a wonderful response to our new items. I love having a real, working business! Unlike selling wholesale, I love the direct contact that I get with my customers and seeing how much they appreciate our designs. That is more valuable to me than anything.
My three new designs all were very well-received, but so were Keith’s new items that he added to the site. He has a new set of filigree ornaments depicting the 12 Days of Christmas that are just stunning!
He also created a beautiful set of three “Olde Christmas Fretwork Plaques” :
And finally a set of “Olde Christmas Fretwork Ornaments“
All three of his designs are beautiful and classic.
We decided to have a couple of “Secret Specials” on our new items for our mailing list subscribers. We have a growing list of subscribers and we want to let our regular customers know how much we appreciate their support. I think that is one of the best parts of owning my own business and being “the boss” – I can do pretty much what I want without having to go through red tape. I like giving discounts and letting people know we appreciate them. Without our customers, we wouldn’t be able to do what we love so much!
All in all, it was a really great day!
Today the sun is shining brightly and it looks to be beautiful and cool out. My plans for the day are to work on the pattern packet for the first painting pattern that I am creating for the “Painting With Friends” group. I have had the piece painted (twice actually!) and only need to write the instruction packet. Then I will be able to move on to making more designs. :)
Everything is flowing very nicely right now. It feels good to be productive and happy. I think that lends to further success.
I hope you all are happy it is Friday! I know that so many of you look forward to the weekend and time you can spend with friends and family. I look forward to working on my new designs and having a good weekend myself.
Have a great day!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"