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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 125 days ago 751 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It was a very tumultuous night here in Nova Scotia. I don’t think I heard wind like that in all the years that I had been living here. At least it was warm though, as we heard that nearly everyone located west of us was once again experiencing snow. I fully expected to wake up to more snow on the ground, but it is still very warm and raining.

The wind gusts were fierce. They awoke me several times, as the house was actually shaking. At about 3:30 in the morning, we heard our recycle bin blowing from the front of the house to the rear, and Keith gallantly went outside with a flashlight to retrieve it, finding it right on the brink of the woods behind us.

Needless to say, I didn’t get much rest. I awoke while it was still dark and knew that I wouldn’t be able to fall back asleep. But with my second cup of coffee almost finished, I almost feel human now. Thank goodness for caffeine.

Today we are completing the latest site update at Sheila Landry Designs. Besides my two new patterns, Keith also has three new napkin holders for our customers to cut. I think they came out pretty nice:

SLDK369 Largemouth Bass Napkin Holder and Plaque Pattern

What is nice about his napkin holder designs is that they each include a mini-plaque pattern so you can make a matching trivet or make a nice little set. He also has a special where you can purchase any three napkin holders of your choice.

http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com/product/SLDKNHSET1

They are all pretty cool, I think.

My contribution this time around are the “Paris” plaque, as well as the Decoupage Bunny Silhouettes:

SLD455 - 12 Decoupage Bunny Silhouettes

Not only will these little bunnies be fun for Easter, but I can think of so many applications to crafts and projects all through the summer months. They are so pretty and fun!

I will be writing our newsletter today and sending it out this afternoon. If you subscribe already, be sure to watch for it. If you don’t and wish to join our mailing list, you can do so at this page on our site:

http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com/mailing-list

Our list of subscribers continues to grow (thank you!) and we truly appreciate it.

I hope we can avoid having another falling of snow. Even though I love the winter, I have had my fill of it for this year. I also enjoy the nicer weather and I hope that eventually we will have some warmer and sunny days. I can’t wait for my first trip to the beach.

Whatever the day brings, I know I will have a good one. I am anxious to finish up the newsletter and then get started on my next designs. There are so many fun things that I want to do!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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



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Handtooler

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#1 posted 125 days ago

Superb napkin holder! Keith is certainly a very crafty person. As we use cloth napkins all the time, even for every day use, three meals a day; it’s an important item on our tables. Over the passed some 30 years I’ve constructed many as gifts with only the initial of the last name of the recipient routed into them. A great use of off cuts. Thanks for the entry today, I must try some scrolling for such patterns. Did he dye the finish for the high lights?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 125 days ago

Thanks, Russell:
He used contrasting veneer for the backing. I think he used walnut veneer and 1/2” maple for the main design. He finished them with mineral oil followed by spray lacquer. Perhaps the oil makes the color difference on the edges.

I like his designs as well. He always comes up with very artistic things. It is great to have such a talented partner.

We are glad you like them as well. :)

Sheila

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

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Celticscroller

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#3 posted 125 days ago

Love Keith’s napkin holders! Three more to add to my list :) I think my favourite are the butterfly and the hummingbird.
It’s raining here today too. The plans for planting will be on hold today!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 125 days ago

Thank you as always, Anna. We had some “flurries” earlier, but that seems to have passed. The sun is trying to shine so maybe there is some hope after all.

In any case, it will be a wonderful day! I will make sure it is!

Have a great one yourself! Sheila

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

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