My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1454: Welcome December!

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 12-01-2014 12:49 PM 1903 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It is hard to believe it is December already! The autumn months are always my favorite, but it always seems that they pass by so quickly. Here in Nova Scotia we have had several days of dusting snow and lately it has been cool and grey. Winter is definitely coming.

The beginning of the new month is also a significant day for me. My oldest child (Phil) has turned 31 today. It is hard to believe that it was that long ago when he was just a little guy. It seemed like in a blick of an eye he grew from a child into a young man.  I am so very proud of him and it gives me much joy to see the father and man he has become.

(This is him with his daughter, Willow) – Happy Birthday, Phil!

Yes – time sometimes doesn't seem to be my friends. I just need to take time to enjoy each day and appreciate even the small things that come my way. 

My weekend was really busy. It is hard to say that I 'worked' because I rarely look at what I do as being a job. I enjoy it so much. My biggest complaint -and one you may hear a bit too often from me – is that there just aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish all that I want to. I know however that it is a good problem to have, and even when I was very young I could never understand the concept of being "bored". It just won't happen in my lifetime. 

I worked on cutting wood orders, designing some new patterns (more than one) finishing up some things for my Etsy shop (still have to finish that!) as well as doing some things around the house. I put away all of my autumn decorations and brought up the boxes with the Christmas stuff, but I didn't get very far with that because I realize that I need some more lights to add to my tree before adding the ornaments. I have some boxes still at Keith's mom's and I plan to head over there today to bring them here. I think that having everything in one place will really help me stay more organized. At least I hope so. 

Besides working on the word art that I showed the other day, I also began drawing up a new ornament set that I hope to have finished by the update to our site on Thursday or so. I will give you a peek at that later on though, as it isn't really at a place where I can show it. 

Keith has a new set of plaques that he put on the site as well. This is set SLDK509 Set of Family Home Blessings, and it is another beautiful word art set that we hope you will like:

We both realize that time is getting short for those who make or mail their gifts for the holidays and are trying our best to complete all of our new designs and get them up on the site as quickly as possible so you still have time to make them if you choose. 

With that in mind, I am going to keep things short this morning and get busy finishing up some things. I did want to thank you all who commented and sent me the beautiful messages regarding Terrye. It really is touching how many lives she touched and I feel very fortunate that I knew her. I am comforted knowing that her legacy will live on through her art and those who loved her and also that she is now in peace. 

It is cool and calm out this beautiful Monday morning. While there is a cover of clouds, they look soft and the sun peeks through every once in a while to brighten things up. It is a new week and a new month and there is much to look forward to in the days to come. I plan to embrace them with enthusiasm.

Have a beautiful Monday!

-- 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 12-02-2014 12:14 AM

Great plaques Keith. I’d love to see a video of Keith making his plaques to see how he handles the length of the plaques when he is cutting.
Beautiful crisp sunny day here.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#2 posted 12-02-2014 01:39 PM

What size blades does keith use when cutting plaques? I bought some patterns on sunday. ThankYou


-- Doyle, OHIO

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#3 posted 12-02-2014 02:33 PM

Thank you Anna – I mentioned that to him.

And Doyle – Since many different types of plaques require different blades, we recommend blade sizes and types in each of the patterns. There should be blades listed in your instructions.

:) Sheila

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

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#4 posted 12-06-2014 12:15 PM

Kenny Chesney said/sang it best: “Don’t Blink”:

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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