My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1341: Lots of Updates to the Site

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 06-24-2014 12:02 PM 1153 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1340: Back to Having FUN! Part 1341 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 1342: Site Update Completed and New Catalog Available! »

Lately it seems like we are updating things quite a bit. In reality, we are still keeping to our "about twice a month" schedule of sending out our newsletter and updating the website. In between we must be working more than we realize. 

Not only are we updating the website today, but Keith is also working on adding all of our new products to our catalog. The last time we updated that was in autumn, and we like to do that at least twice a year. While neither Keith nor myself thought we had a lot to add, in reality we each had over 30 new items. That's a pretty big update for us! Apparently we are doing more than we think about. 

It's a pretty big job for Keith to add on to the catalog. He really does a fabulous job of keeping everything in order and categorized nicely. He is also a stickler for consistency and makes sure that everything flows nicely. Once again I commend his work and thank him very much for all he does. Even though I am the one that is 'out here' most of the time, I wouldn't be able to do what I do if I didn't have a great partner like Keith holding things together on the other side. Not only that, but his contributions to the site with his wonderful projects really makes us look good. I am very happy to have such a talented partner. 

Another thing that he did was change our header on our site. We had the old one up there for a couple of years now and we felt that a change would make the site look fresh and nice. He did a wood background since much of our business involves wood:

I think it looks pretty cool and I like it a lot. I hope you all do as well.

Today will be a really busy day for me as well. I am going to be writing the newsletter and then I am going to be working on the "Beach" ornaments that were in the picture that I showed yesterday. I was trying some different things last night and I think I settled on one or two ways to finish them. I think they will be a wonderful new project and I can't wait to get them done. 

I finished my new pattern packets yesterday and the two new plaques will be up on the site later today. I know I only showed a hint of them, but I will have them up on the site later on today. They are similar in theme, but I did all the fonts differently to make them look a bit more interesting. 

I really like them both and as usual, I have offered different ways to finish them and make them personal. These are only the first of several summer-themed signs that I am working on, so there will be more to come. 

So that is about it for today. I hope that later on you come over to the site to see the other new things that we have available. Better yet – you can join our Mailing List and receive our bi-monthly newsletters which highlight all of our new items in one place and also occasionally offer special sales for our subscribers only.  We never share your information with anyone and we only send out about two issues per month. 

Thank you all (as always) for your continued friendships and support and for making our little business so successful. We wouldn't be able to do what we love if it wasn't for you! 

It started out cloudy today, but it has cleared up now and is beautifully sunny. It looks to be yet another beautiful day here, and I hope it is in your area as well.  Have a great one! :)

-- 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 06-24-2014 12:36 PM

tenacious and tactful
always persevering

you are both so inspiring
thank you for that

reading you daily blogs over coffee
is a good way to ‘get going’
fresh and motivated

have a good one

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 06-24-2014 12:54 PM

Thank you, David! I feel as if I haven’t been blogging as regularly lately. Although I have new readers all the time, I sometimes feel as if I am being redundant and I don’t want to bore people with the ‘same old old’. :)

I am glad you still enjoy the posts, as you have been reading for several years now. I hope that I can continue to inspire and excite people about all types of woodworking and creativity. It is a great place to be in this world!

Have a wonderful day! :D


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

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#3 posted 06-24-2014 09:53 PM

I agree with David, you are a constant inspiration to all creative folks. I love the plaques! I know who would love the lake one as a Christmas present.
Muggy and cloudy here today – just home it stays dry for a BBQ with family.

-- Anna

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#4 posted 06-25-2014 12:05 AM

I do like your sign and of course your scrolling experteeese. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 06-25-2014 11:35 AM

Hi, Anna and Roger.I am glad you like the new designs. They are somewhat simple, but I tried to make them fun by using a variety of fonts in each and (of course!) offering some different finishing options. I have more sayings on the drawing board so you can expect to see more coming.

Thanks for stopping by! :)


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

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