It is funny how something that has been a habit so long can fall out of being a habit so quickly. In the past couple of weeks, so many habits that I have acquired over time have been greatly altered. I expect it will be like that for the next few weeks, as we received the KEYS to our new place and are going to finally be able to start moving things there! How exciting this is for us!
I am filled with a wide range of emotions right now. I go from being excited and happy to being completely overwhelmed. For any of you who know me at all, you know that I love keeping stuff in order. Seeing the piles grow here in our little place as we prepare to move can feel a bit overwelming. Add to that we are just beginning this journey and things will get quite a bit worse before they get better. There is just no way around it. So I am learning to not worry about what is in front of me now and not look at everything all at once and know in my heart that it will all be "OK". :)
So again – I will be on away from blogging for a while. I will pop in as much as I can to update everyone, but for now, my priorities have to be with the task at hand. After all – it is for the 'Greater Good' of us all. This is where patience comes into play. A test, if you will . . . .
With that said, we did manage to update the site this weekend.
Here is a quick rundown of what is new on the site:
Keith has three new plaques that are just wonderful. His first is SLDK677 - Love Gives us a Fairytale:
The next is a fun and whimsical plaque for the kitchen (SLDK676 - I Cook With Wine):
And finally, his SLDK675 - Our Love Story Plaque pattern – a great pattern you can personalize with the optional add-on section. (The personalization can be done by Keith for an extra cost – but the lettering is included in the pattern for you to do it yourself.)
All three of these patterns are already showing to be quite popular. :)
For myself, I finally was able to launch my SLDE Sheila Landry Designs Elements series that I had shown hints of earlier. I don't know if it was the best time to do so, when I am so pulled in so many directions, but I feel as if I haven't had anything new for quite a while and I really am excited about the possibilities of how this will work. The first three patterns are shown here:
These are the SLDEBI01 - Robins, SLDEFL01 - Crocuses and the SLDEFR01 -Basic Frames. The photo shows how well they work together. I am offering a free "Introduction Sheet" that explains them a bit more that you can download HERE.
You can read about them on their descriptions and on the introduction sheet.
Finally, I want my painting followers to know that I got my shipment of beautiful metal snowflake charms! I put a product on my site for them and plan to add in more wonderful embellishments soon that you can use with your painting or craft projects. I used my charms on my SLDPK134 Snowflake Beveled Plaque along with a wonderful Lynne Andrews pattern from her "12 Days of Christmas" book – Christmas Blessings. You can get the charms here: EMB01 - Metal Snowflake Charms.
I think they look FABULOUS! :D
Well – that is about all I have time for today. I have to get moving – literally!
I promise to be back in full swing soon. Just as soon as time will allow.
I will keep you posted on what we are up to as much as possible. Until then, have a wonderful week full of creativity!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"