It seems that we just did an update to the site a short time ago, but we have several new patterns and are adding them in today. I spent yesterday preparing them and getting my own ready for posting and Keith was doing the same.
Today I will spend the day writing the newsletter, and then I will be moving on to begin designing some new scroll sawing projects. It seems like forever since I have designed for scrolling – even though I have been working just about every day. I suppose a lot of time was spent on my different Ballerina Patterns. Making different versions of patterns takes a lot of time. But it is something that I feel is important to do when so many people have asked for them.
I could think of several versions for just about any project that I come up with. Usually when I design a scroll sawing version of something, I receive several requests for painted versions. While it does require a good deal of additional time, I really enjoy seeing my ideas presented in a variety of different ways. Besides – with over 500 patterns available on our site, I would rather concentrate on quality rather than quantity. I hope my customers agree.
Keith and I have both been very pleased with how many NEW people we have joining our Mailing List. We had a fabulous year of seeing our little company grow in 2013 and it continues to do so in 2014. We hope that we are contributing to the growth of both the scroll sawing community as well as the painting community by offering interesting lessons and designs through our patterns. Both of these areas are filled with wonderful talent and it is a pleasure to be inspired by them and also offer something back.
We also spent part of the day planning our lesson for our classes at the Northeaster Woodworkers Association 23rd Annual Showcase on March 29th and 30th, 2014 in Saratoga Springs, New York. Keith and I will be hosting four – three hour classes on scrollsawing techniques. It will be a wonderful chance for us to see old friends and meet new people and promote scroll sawing in general. I will have more about that later on in my posts here. If you have never been to a woodworking show, this is a wonderful event and well worth taking the time to attend. There are lectures, classes and many vendors that will be introducing and demonstrating products throughout the show. It is going to be a great time.
With that said, I will keep today’s post relatively short. I saw a tiny peek of the sun for a bit, but it is now back hiding behind the clouds. We are expecting a storm on Wednesday as well as over the weekend. I don’t really mind, as that is part of winter and I have plenty of things to do to keep busy no matter what. Spring will come when it is ready.
Have a wonderful day today, and try to do something wonderful.
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