My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1420: A Breather

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 10-10-2014 12:05 PM 1273 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For the last couple of days I have been fighting a cold, so I think it is time for me to take a little 'breather'. I was happy to get the site update done the other day and yesterday we had a really pronominal response from everyone. I can honestly say that nothing feels as good as working hard to make our projects and seeing how much others enjoy them. The excited responses we received from everyone meant more to both Keith and I than anything. It was – as they say – PRICELESS! 

I actually slept in this morning until 7:30. That may not seem 'late' to most of you, but for me it was like missing half my day. Usually I am up around 5:30 or so and when I awoke and it was already light out, I knew I slept later than usual. I think I have to blame it on the cold medicine that I am taking. But at least I was able to sleep. The few nights prior to last night I couldn't really settle. I think it was catching up with me. 

It is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and Keith and I are invited to two dinners. The first one will be Saturday at our dear friend's Bernie and Ellen's place on the lake and it should be a wonderful time. The leaves are nearly at peak now and the lake is always beautiful. It should be a wonderfully relaxing time and a great visit.  

On Sunday we are going to Keith's mom's for dinner #2. I also look forward to that because she makes the best stuffing in Canada (as well as other good treats!)  

On Monday, which is the 'official' celebration of the holiday, we will have a quiet day here. In all probability I will be cutting wood and back to work, as I have some orders to fill and will want them posted by Tuesday when the post office is open again. 

It sounds like a good plan. 

In between I want to bake and do some small organizational things around here. I have some ideas for projects and before I jump in I want to dabble with a couple of things I was thinking about. It isn't often I get time to do that. It seems like a good time for a breather. 

I did want to let you all know though that my favorite rhinestone supplier, Rhinestone Canada has added some really cool things to their store. I really love this company because their service is great and the products are fantastic and very reasonably priced.  

Linda, the owner is very good about getting things shipped fast (usually the same day!) and is very helpful with questions, etc. when ordering.  

Anyway, she told me that they added these adorable neon skulls for Halloween (or steampunk art, or whatever) to their supplies:

They are 10mm x 12mm (you can see them next to a dime in the picture) and are only $2.00 per gross. Aren't they cute??  You affix them with the heat wand as you do the other rhinestones and rhinestuds. 

They even have a starter package which includes some black and orange rhinestones, skulls, heat wand, and other things to get you started for only $37.00.  

It is really a nice package.  You can see their new things on their Halloween Page of their site. 

I also asked Linda if she could get some hot-fix STARS in for projects and she is going to try to do that!  I can see so many uses for  sparkly stars in projects and ornaments  not only for Christmas, but also for patriotic or even prim types of things. I will certainly keep you all posted when she finds them. I hope you give her company a try. I am sure you won't be disappointed. 

That will be about all for today. I wish I didn't feel as 'fuzzy' as I do. I honestly feel as if I can sleep all day long, like my cats. 

It is bright and sunny here and another cool and breezy autumn day here in Nova Scotia. I couldn't ask for better.  I wish you all a Happy Friday and hope you enjoy your day! 

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

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