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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1342: Site Update Completed and New Catalog Available!

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 06-25-2014 12:38 PM 1160 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1341: Lots of Updates to the Site Part 1342 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 1343: I LOVE the Sea! »

I am really running late this morning because my internet was down until just now. I didn't think that I would be able to write a blog at all. But obviously, it is back up (at least for now!) so I will try to do a quick blog to let you all know about the updates on the site. 



In addition to the new "Life is Better at the Beach" and "Life is Better at the Lake" plaques that I mentioned in yesterday's post, we have some other new things for you all to enjoy.  



Keith created some wonderful Garden Filigree Fairies that we think will be very popular (SLDK378).  







People just seem to love his filigree patterns and he really enjoys creating them as well!



He also created this beautiful overlay plaque that states "Good Friends, Good Wine, Good Times."  (SLDK379)







I think it is a beautiful project that would certainly be a lovely gift as well.  Keith added a touch of color using DecoArt's Staining and Antiquing Medium and regular acrylic paint. I really think it makes things pop!



I also created a new Painting and Wood Surface Combo Pack that I think will appeal to painters of all levels. My SLDPS221 kit of 10 Beginner Level Seashells is a great way to learn some basic painting techniques and add to your summer decorating.





By ordering this combo pack, you save nearly 40% off of the individual pattern and surface price.  You can purchase additional wood kits as well (SLDPK221) so you can make several sets to use on wreaths, frames, as a garland or even on an all season tree. 



And finally, Keith finished updating and creating our new Summer 2014 Catalog



Even though it didn't feel like we had a lot of new things, we found we added over 70 new products since our last edition. You can visit the site and download the new version for free HERE.



We also have all of our box patterns discounted on our Pattern Specials page. So there is a lot of new things to choose from.



As for today – I am working on some new adorable Sun, Surf and Sand ornaments that I will be showing you soon. So far they are coming out nice and I hope to finish them up by the end of the week. 



It is cloudy here today and looks like it will be a rainy day. But I suppose that is necessary to keep everything vivid and green.  



I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday.  



Have a fun and creative day! 




-- 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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grizzman

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#1 posted 06-25-2014 01:17 PM

hi there , its been awhile since i have popped in, ive been sick and also just had a low spot with my wood work, just needed time away and to do some thinking…i hope you guys are well and it looks like your new catalog is out and i have read that your feeling good about your business growth…i think that is all just great….how are the kitties doing, i think it was richard who got sick on you, is he better….have a great day

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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grizzman

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#2 posted 06-25-2014 01:19 PM

oh i forgot to tell you that susan is working on a huge cross stitch project for our oldest son, its an ALASKA SCENE…with northern lights and a cabin, it really is huge , i will take a few pictures of the project and send it to you…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 06-25-2014 01:26 PM

Hi, Bob:
I was thinking about you the other day! I am sorry that you are feeling bad and I have been meaning to drop you a note. It is such a double-edged sword having a growing business. I love that we are busy but it also means I don’t have all the time I want to keep up with everyone. I apologize for that.

I hope you are feeling better soon. Perhaps the warm weather will help you out. You have such a beautiful place there and I hope that even on the days when you don’t feel like doing much, you find a nice, sunny spot to sit out and read and enjoy the beauty around you. I love just listening to the birds and enjoying the sunshine. The other day I sat on our little deck with Richard and Pancakes and sanded for probably two hours. It was nice and peaceful and warm but not hot and just about perfect! It really does wonders to lift your spirits!

Richard is doing OK but still has flair ups. His “lazy bowels” can really be difficult to deal with. Of course he doesn’t really like any of the food that is GOOD for his digestion and we have a heck of a time getting him to eat well. We segregate his food, but Pancakes gets at it and ‘pillages’ it and Rich on the other hand loves eating the ‘junk food’ that we give the other two. The food that we are giving Rich is over $50 for a 4kg bag. We try to mix it in for the other two with their Meow Mix but they pick out the “good stuff”. Boy – they are smart! :)

Anyway, it was good to hear from you. I can’t wait to see Sue’s embroidery. I haven’t worked on mine since the weekend but I think I will try tonight. I am getting closer to the finish and I am excited about it. :)

Have a great day! (((HUGS)) 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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#4 posted 06-25-2014 01:52 PM

I checked out the website – it looks great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 06-25-2014 01:59 PM

Thank you so much, Steve. Even for the two of us, it is so much work! Keeping up on the site could easily be a full time job! We do our best though to keep everything current! :)

We sure appreciate the nice comments!

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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#6 posted 06-25-2014 04:57 PM

Good morning Sheila. The new patterns and designs are wonderful. I’d better get myself back into production if I am to make half of the things I want to for Christmas! Love Keith’s Filigree Garden Fairies. I can think of lots of uses.
Another sunny summer’s day here.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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#7 posted 06-25-2014 07:02 PM

Sheila, that is some beautiful work.

I’ve been working with the scroll saw for some time, but I have a hard time imagining doing the work you do.

A couple of questions:

1. Do you need to remove the blade each time you cut a different “hole” (for lack of a better word). If I were cutting that first fairy, I would need to remove the blade 15 times.

2. Do you use spiral blades?

Thanks.

Spanky.

-- SpankyD, Orlando

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 06-25-2014 07:08 PM

Thank you Anna! Yes – this is our slower time of the year as everyone is getting out after the long and cold winter. We hope to have LOTS of choices for people in Autumn for their craft shows and gifts.

Spanky – yes – you do have to remove the blade each time you change holes. I made this lazy susan several years ago and it has over 500 holes. You wouldn’t think by just looking at it – I didn’t even realize it when I was drawing. When I cut it my arm felt like it was going to fall off from lifting the saw up and down over and over! But most projects aren’t that tedious. :)

I am not a fan of spiral blades. Because of their nature, they really leave the edges of the wood quite ragged. While they are necessary if the piece you are cutting is larger than the depth of the throat of the saw, I try to stick with smaller pieces that don’t require their use. However – some people love them and use them all the time. Like anything, it is a personal preference. :)

I hope this helps. Thanks for the comment.

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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cdaniels

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#9 posted 06-26-2014 08:07 AM

hey Sheila,
I ordered the 20 tealight holder package. Hope I can make them up to your standards! looking forward to receiving the email.

Iron Sides

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 06-26-2014 02:25 PM

Thank you so much, IronSides! I sent them out this morning. I am glad you like them and hope you have fun making them! :)

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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