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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1742: The Move is ON!

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 06-20-2016 01:57 PM 1607 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1741: Organization Part 1742 of My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond series Part 1743: I'm BACK!! »

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"



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RandyinFlorida

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#1 posted 06-20-2016 03:55 PM

Is your “place” a new shop or a new home (or both).

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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littlecope

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#2 posted 06-20-2016 07:43 PM

Moving is a royal pain Sheila, there is no question…
But it’s also an opportunity for New Beginnings,
a time for New Traditions and Habits!
Know this, that in a few months (or maybe in a Year or so)
You’ll look back at your old place fondly,
but you’ll scratch your head
wondering how you ever managed in such a small place!
All the Best, to You and Keith, in your “New Home”!
Enjoy! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Celticscroller

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#3 posted 06-20-2016 08:15 PM

Great new projects from both you and Keith, Sheila. Your elements projects are a wonderful idea. Best wishes for the move – it will be organized chaos for a while but all worth it!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 06-21-2016 10:31 AM

Hi, everyone – This is a new home to rent, and we will also have a beautiful new shop. For the past 7 years, we have lived in a small, one bedroom apartment and I scroll saw in the kitchen. Work has grown and just been too busy to keep that up. I am happy to say that we will have a full house to work out of! It has a basement for Keith to set up a place to work on his RC’s and keep his tools, and a large room upstairs that will be our ‘workshop’ where we can saw and do our usual project work. I will also have a beautiful, large ‘studio’ (la-de-da!! LOL!) for my designing and drawing and artwork. It will be a wonderful change for us, but lots of work! I promise many, many photos to come!

Thank you all for stopping by!

-- 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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RandyinFlorida

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#5 posted 06-21-2016 10:36 AM

Wish the site had a “like” button. Best of everything Sheila

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 06-21-2016 11:02 AM

Thank you so much, Randy! :) I feel as if I have been neglecting my Lumberjocks, but it has just been crazy. I know I will be back when I settle. ;)

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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grizzman

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#7 posted 06-22-2016 01:06 AM

so glad for you both, you will love your new home and the ability it gives you to make it yours. Enjoy

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 06-22-2016 01:39 AM

Thank you, Bob. :)

-- 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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