My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1162: Honoring all Veterans

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 11-11-2013 11:30 AM 1077 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am still working on the next project for the magazine. It is one of those that I have had to do some trial and error with to make things work and find the best way to do things. Sometimes experimenting takes a bit of time.

With that said, I don’t have much of a progress report today. But that is OK. It is a holiday here in Canada anyway, as it is in the United States.

Yesterday one of my friends here on Lumberjocks posted a wonderful story honoring a group of veterans called “Dolittle’s Raiders.” The story really moved me and reminded me of the sacrifices that many have made so that we all can live the way we do today. I think that sometimes when people get used to things such as freedom, they being to take it for granted, as if it just “happened” and was always the way. It certainly was not and the cost for all of our rights and freedoms that we enjoy today was very high.

I hope you follow the link and read this story and take a moment from your busy day to think about all the things that you enjoy because of the brave men and women such as these. Without them, our lives would be very different.

The link to the story is here:

Thank you to all of the veterans.

We appreciate you not only today, but every day.

-- 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 11-11-2013 01:12 PM

I too am so grateful for our Veterans. Thnx for that link. It’s a gr8 story.

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

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#2 posted 11-11-2013 02:12 PM

Thanks for the link Sheila. My husband is a Vietnam vet. It’s been less than ten years ago that someone first told him “Welcome Home, Brother”. It brought tears to both our eyes.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 11-12-2013 12:29 AM

Hi Sheila, just catching up on all your blogs for the weekend. We were away at a wood carving show in Puyallup – very enjoyable. I was looking at your spring project teaser and I’m thinking Robin – I know it’s Spring when I hear the Robins! Or in the case of your neck of the woods maybe it’s a Cardinal! Whatever it is I’m looking forward to seeing it. It’s hard to think of spring when it is dull and misty here and we saw snow on the mountain tops as we drove through Washington.
Enjoy your evening.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#4 posted 11-12-2013 12:34 AM

Hi, Anna:
I finished the project up today and it is really a fun surprise! I will post a quick blog on it tomorrow, as we are heading out to Halifax for the day and one evening to do our end of the year shopping trip. We try to go before the Christmas rush and before the weather turns ugly. There are some things that we can only get there. Then we should be good until the thaw next March or so.

I promise some pictures tomorrow. I am really pleased with the outcome and I hope you will be as well.

I can’t wait to hear about the show when you get the chance. I hope you have a great evening! :)


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

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