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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1323: Finishing Up New Patterns

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 05-15-2014 11:10 AM 977 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately, as it just seems that there is always so much to do and the time just passes too quickly. Even though I get up early in the morning, I find that before I know it, it is mid-afternoon and then dinner time and then darkness. I always enjoy being busy, as it means that our little business is thriving.  I never seem to run out of ideas and my 'to do' list keeps growing longer with each passing day. There are days when I feel on top of things, and there are some days when I do not. I haven't quite figured out how to keep things on an even keel.  But somehow, I think that it doesn't even really matter. I need to let things 'be' and enjoy what is in front of me. 



Today I will be finishing up creating the new pattern packets for my two new projects and writing and sending out the next newsletter announcing the site update.  I finished the pattern for the Springtime Iris Banner (SLDP220) yesterday.







I am working on the Vintage Bunny Pull Toy pattern today and doing the final touches on it. These are the little  pastel bunny toys:







It seemed like so long ago that I made them! :) 



Keith has some new plaques as well that are really nice. 







His word art  plaques are really great sellers and people keep asking for him to make more.  We really like it when our patterns have such an overwhelming response. 



So I will keep it at that today. Hopefully we will be able to get everything up on the site by this evening, as well as send out a newsletter. Then I need to move on to doing my Christmas projects for the holiday issue of the magazine. Even though it is just getting warm here, I need to start thinking of winter and snow again. But I am used to that. 



It is cool and overcast here today.  Yesterday was downright dreary. I am still waiting to be able to comfortably wear my summer clothes, and make a trip to the beach. I know I just need to be patient and it will come in good time. Until then, I certainly will keep busy,



Have a wonderful Thursday.

 

-- 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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Roger

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#1 posted 05-15-2014 12:13 PM

Luv the plaques, and those bunnies look like their running their own Kentucky Derby. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 05-15-2014 12:41 PM

Thanks, Roger!

Yes! They do look like they are racing, don’t they?? ;)

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 05-16-2014 02:54 AM

I really like the new patterns that you have highlighted in your newsletter. I really must do one of Keith plaques over the summer. I work with a foot pedal on my scroll saw and I sit at it so I’m not sure how cutting out such a long item would work. I guess I’ll have to unplug the foot pedal and stand at the scroll saw. :)

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 05-16-2014 09:13 AM

Morning, Anna:
I never got comfortable with a foot switch. I imagine it is much like my sewing machine though. But yesterday I was making some curtains for my bedroom and it was the first time I needed to use it since we got the taller table. It was weird and hard to get used to it being so ‘far’ down.

Yes – maybe you need to try it without. I am sure it is a matter of a small learning curve, but sometimes when doing a new type of work, it adds to the discomfort.

Thanks, always for your friendship and encouragement. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

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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