I woke up this morning after dreaming of my car. Last week I had taken it to Halifax to drop it off for a complete paint job and restoration. The process would take a few weeks to complete. In my dream, I had picked the car up and there was visible bondo and putty all over it. What paint there was cracked and there were many areas (like the hood) that had those tiny circles ground into it from using an orbital sander. I was sad.
I stuck my finger into the putty along the door frame and it was still pliable. You could see my fingerprint and I could actually push the material and move it. The top 'paint' cracked as I did this and more or less rubbed off. I looked at Keith and he said to me "No one will notice. Don't start trouble with them." I think I wanted to slug him.
Thank goodness I woke up right after that. I was relieved to find out it was only a dream, but I still have the urge to call the place that is painting the car and ask how it was going. I won't though, and I just need to trust that they will do a good job. I guess it just shows my level of concern in getting it done. It is a pretty big investment.
By now I have shaken off the feeling of dread and I have moved on to other things. There is too much good to focus on instead of worrying. Busy is good and busy I have been, finishing up the written pattern for my large carousel project. I am almost finished.
I should finish today and then I will begin making the kits. I hope to start shipping the kits early next week. I am keeping the sale price on the pre-orders until probably next Monday, so if you were considering ordering one, now is the time to jump in. I really think that you will be pleased at what you receive for your money. As I have collected all the supplies, I am really proud that everything is so nice and such great quality. I think those who receive their kits will agree.
Keith has been working hard as well. Even though he has a "Man Sickness" (A "cold". Those are HIS words – not mine – and I think we ALL know what that means!) He just finished up a new set of 100 patterns for word art signs for each state of the union:
He made 100 different plaques in all, and they can be purchased individually (SNKSINGLE), or in sets of five (SNKSET1), ten (SNKSET2) or all 100 (SNKSET3). I think they are awesome and going to be very popular. They are great for everyone – especially with the upcoming summer and tourist season. Those of you who sell in seasonal shops will hopefully do well with them.
Everything is up on the site right now, although we are planning an official update tomorrow. We will be sending out our newsletter tomorrow as well, and I plan to have my patterns for both the full carousel as well as the carousel ornaments only pattern and kits up there as well. It is going to be a busy day for me finishing up my writing, proofreading and preparing things. I love days like this!
With that said, I will keep today's post short. It is raining here today and nice and warm. I already was out for a bit to take the trash to the road for pickup and it definitely felt like spring.
I wish you all a wonderful Wednesday! Have a great 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"