Good day to you all! I am happy to say that I awoke today to NO snow! (There IS hope!) I state that half-jokingly because even though I love living in an area with four seasons – and I love them ALL – I have just about had my fill of the white stuff for a while. Each morning it seems we were waking up to another 2-3 inches of snow, and while it usually disappeared by the afternoon, it was a little disheartening all the same. The forecast ahead shows temperatures above freezing for the next several days, with the promise of "+10" by the middle of next week. I can't help but be a little excited.
Yesterday I planed some cat grass for my dear cat Pancakes. Oh how he LOVES to sit on our little deck and eat grass! (Actually, he likes to run down off the porch to nibble on grass there, but I found that by getting him his own planter, he is happy to snack on it and stay on the porch.) Here is a photo from last July when he was in his glory:
I look at how green everything is and I can't wait for it to be like that again! Every day for lunch when the weather is nice Pancakes accomplanies me on the deck. He even sits in his little planter while snacking:
He is quite the character. I certainly look forward to spending time with him in the warm sunshine though.
We finished our site update and sent out a newsletter yesterday. We had a special offer for our newsletter customers, so if you are interested, you can go to our Mailing List page and sign up if you have not already done so. We never share your information with anyone, and we send out about two newsletters per month. It keeps you up to date on all the new patterns we are working on and offers we have.
I am going to be drawing over the weekend. I have some ideas for both painting patterns as well as scroll saw patterns. I am not sure which to do first, but I will try to get some new things in both areas finished before the next update. I am always torn between which projects to do, as I want to do everything at once, it seems.
I also wanted to mention that Lee Valley Tools is having a 'Free Shipping' special:
They do this a couple of times a year and this is when I usually do my shopping from them. I realize that their products are sometimes a little more expensive than 'bargain' or 'big box' stores, but I have always found them to have excellent quality and their customer service is top notch. I like to support companies that offer quality products and services. Not having to pay shipping helps a lot.
That should be all for today. Thank you for the great response on the update we did yesterday. We are very pleased that you all like our patterns and kits so much. It really feels great to be appreciated.
I wish you a wonderful, warm and happy weekend!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"