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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1556: New Patterns by Keith!

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 05-20-2015 11:47 AM 1553 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1555: Smaller Bites Part 1556 of My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond series Part 1557: Just about DONE! »

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"



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Roger

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#1 posted 05-21-2015 12:35 AM

LOL…. that dream… I think it’ll come back lookin gr8!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 05-21-2015 12:38 AM

I know Roger! They said it could take up to three weeks. They weren’t even going to start it until this Monday (but we had a holiday here, so I don’t know if they worked or not). I suppose I am worried about it. It is costing me quite a bit to get it done. I certainly woke up feeling “icky” after that. :/

I’ll hope for the best though. These guys seem to be on the up and up. I have to hop on my pink cloud for a bit I suppose. (I guess I have trust issues – I STILL haven’t heard back from FORD! I wonder if I ever will!)

I will certainly keep you posted.

Have a great night!

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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Bigrock

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#3 posted 05-21-2015 01:01 AM

You are as bad as my wife. She sits at the Breakfast table and just about every morning tells me about another crazy dream she had during the night.
IF you took your car to a good Shop you should have no problems. I know from my son that painting cars is getting more and more expense every day.
Have Fun

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 05-21-2015 01:23 AM

Ahh, but it is the “if” part that is the scary part! We always think the places we take our stuff to be repaired are doing so in good faith. It isn’t always the case.

I did do my homework and I “believe” that these guys are good. But being the first time I am dealing with them and after the merry-go-round that Ford has had me on for all these years, I suppose I am nervous.

I have no problem with spending good money on it, as long as I get a decent job done. I am not a wealthy woman though and I have been planning on this re-do for quite a long time. So far, so good though. The roof came out beautiful.

Thanks for your input. I always enjoy hearing from others. :)

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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BertFlores58

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#5 posted 05-21-2015 04:02 AM

Hi Sheila,
After a long absence, I took a glimpse of my lumberjock mails and you are the first one on the line of 501 emails to read. I am currently in your country with my family spending vacation for a week. We arrived last 13 May in New York City then went to my brother in Mississauga, Toronto last 15 May. It is a nice experience to see some places of interest including the boat ride in Niagara falls. The good woodworking experience I have is that my brother is giving me the offcuts of Brazilian cherry boards… that will be my next experience when I come back home. My first to have a cherry on my projects.

Just to let you know, my woodworks still ongoing and a lot of projects to be posted. I made some changes in my routine in the past because I have a lot of programming to do on my job as a simulator instructor making a realistic scenario special to the new model of our Ship Engine Room Simulator.

I am glad that all my buddies are so active that left me to read a lot during my freetime here in my brother’s house. So knowing me, I hope this will be a response for your wishful dream … qte hearing from others. unqte.

Thanks and have a nice day… at least we are on the same time.

-- Bert

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 05-21-2015 02:23 PM

My, Bert – it has been a long time!

I am glad you are doing well and I am happy to hear you are visiting your family here on our side of the world. :)

I have never been to Niagra, but it is a place that is on my bucket list. Perhaps the next time I go see the kids in Chicago, I will make it a point to go through that way.

I always enjoy hearing from you. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and see what I am up to. I can’t wait to see your projects that you are working on too.

Have a wonderful day and safe travels, my friend! We’ll talk soon!

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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