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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1661: Preparing for "Hibernation"

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 12-01-2015 12:35 PM 677 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It seems like it has been weeks since I have written, even though it has only been a couple of days. These past few days I have been in "elf mode" and even though I have been terribly busy, I can't show much of what I am doing here yet. There are many surprises in the works.



Over the weekend, I worked in many directions. I had wanted to make a pot of soup, but I haven't managed to do that yet.  Hopefully later on today.  



I spent Saturday cutting orders and Sunday Keith took me to Yarmouth to do some shopping and we went to dinner and a movie. We like having a 'date night' every once in a while just to get us out of here and have a little change of pace. The dinner was absolutely lovely, served at a wonderful local restaurant. They had a huge Christmas tree up in the center of the room and there were beautiful decorations all around. It really put us in the Christmas spirit. :)



The movie we saw was wonderful as well. We watched the next generation of Rocky movies (Creed) and we both enjoyed it very much. There is nothing like sitting in a theater with a huge screen to really 'experience' a movie! Even though it is a bit expensive (it was $1 when I was a kid!) it is a wonderful treat and we try to go every so often when there is something we think we will like seeing.  I must say I thought that Creed would be a bit of a stretch, trying to extend the Rocky legacy, but it was a good story and well done. We both give it a 'thumbs up!'



Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go with my Canadian sister and mom to the city for a day of shopping. We left the house just after seven in the morning and I didn't get home until after ten. I was truly exhausted, but I can happily say that I think I finished getting just about all I will need not only for the holidays, but for the winter season as well. I keep mentioning that I am working on some new ventures, and with my car now in storage I try to stock up when I can get to the city on the supplies I will be needing in the months to come. It is no small task, but I think I am good to go now and can 'hibernate' until the spring and accomplish a great deal. It is now I can relax and really accomplish some nice work. I am very pleased with that. 



So today it is back to the drawing board/paint brush/scroll saw and computer!



Here is a sneak peek to what I am working on today . . . 



It is a "Quick Paint" project for Toletown for December.  I should have it completed today and the pattern to Lorrie by tomorrow. It is fun and something new that I think everyone will love. :) 



I also have some packaging up to do. I have an exchange gift going out that I need to pack up today. I had wanted to get some 'extras' to add into it yesterday and I found some wonderful little things! 



With that said, I will be back tomorrow. Hopefully I will have finished photos of my project and be working on some new things. I have TONS of new ideas and I think that you will like them! I am really excited!



As we enter into our last month of the year, I hope you all remember to take time to enjoy things. Rushing through everything is so stressful and kind of defeats the purpose of celebrating at all! 



Take care and have a wonderful day today! Happy December to you all! :D




-- 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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Handtooler

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#1 posted 12-01-2015 02:07 PM

Sheila & Keith, So very glad to hear y’all enjoyed a great night out. The fact that the restaurant had a large CHRISTMAS tree in the dinning area is absolutely fantastic So many efforts are now being made in the USA to subdue Christmas in favor of seasonal comments that I fear remembrance of Christ’s birth will someday be a thing of the past. The scroll work, or it could well be crochet; as a sneak preview, is beautiful Russell

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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#2 posted 12-01-2015 02:13 PM

Thank you, Russell.

I don’t think that it needs to be ‘one or the other’ as far as Christmas is concerned. Just because people say “Happy Holidays” it doesn’t mean they don’t honor Christmas. It only means that they respect other’s beliefs and wish them well. The USA was founded on religious freedom. As the country grew and diversified, so did the number of religious beliefs. Since you are Christian, I will wish you a very Merry Christmas! :)

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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#3 posted 12-01-2015 05:28 PM

That looks like a great quick Christmas project. I’m really interested in how you cut the shapes out. My guess is that it is Roc-Lon fabric? Looking forward to seeing the finished project. I might even get one of those done for Christmas! :)
Now you have my head working on using scrap booking punches to make a border on a Roc-Lon project since it’s way too cold to get out to the workshop. Hmmmmmm…........how many days left :)

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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#4 posted 12-04-2015 11:03 AM

I used the Silhouette cutter, Anna. (I had thought I answered you – I am sorry – I must have been distracted!) :)

I am experimenting with it on all different materials. It is a lot of trial and error, but I am learning. I find though that the results here were fabulous. So much detail cut so beautifully! I think I may be on to something! :D

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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