My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1153: Getting Ready for the Road - New Box Finished!

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 10-14-2013 10:56 AM 6933 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yesterday seemed to go by in a blink of an eye. Both Keith and myself are working at top speed not only to finish our newest patterns for the projects and are heading to the magazine, as well as squeezing in a quick website update at Sheila Landry Designs and preparing everything we need for our trip.

So far, so good – with one more day to go!

We were able to put four new projects up on the site yesterday. So far, they have been pretty well received as they were some that were in the magazine and many of our customers were anxiously awaiting their release. The first one were Keith’s SLDK339 - 10 Gothic Holiday Bat Ornaments.

These are a fun project that can be done up quickly in time for Halloween.

The next project was my SLD433 Dancing Skeletons Pattern.

I have had many questions about these since I blogged about them a couple of months ago.

I also was able to add my SLD428 Crow and Pumpkins Primitive Pull Toy:

That’s a fun project that can be left out throughout the autumn season or even all year!

And finally, Keith had another addition to his Self-Framing Leaf Bordered series - SLD235 - Osprey:

So you see, we have been really busy.

I was also able to finish up my new Romantic box that will be in the March Issue of Creative Woodworks and Crafts magazine. I am really pleased with how it turned out.

I must say that the cutting on this project was not the easiest. It is definitely a project for someone with a little experience.

I love the way the ash looks though. Ash is one of my absolute favorite woods to scroll saw. Especially when making projects where I want to show some pretty grain. Even after I oil it, it retains its light color, and the contrasting grain adds beautiful interest to many types of designs.

We are finishing up preparing our class materials and getting ready to head out tomorrow morning. Unless I find I really am on top of things, I won’t be posting before we leave. I am bringing my laptop and my good keyboard with me for the trip, so that will make my computing easier when we are on the road. I plan on taking some great pictures of the landscape and the classes and of course of my new grand daughter, Willow and kids. Whether I post them or not remains to be seen. Since I get up so early and I am used to living in a time zone that is two hours earlier than where I will be, I am afraid I will be the first one up and quietly typing may be something I will do to occupy myself in the early morning hours.

We’ll see . . .

With that said, let the adventure begin! I wish you all a wonderful week and hope you have fun making amazing projects! :D

Happy Monday!!!!

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 10-14-2013 11:47 AM

Have a safe trip

-- John from Hampstead

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 10-14-2013 12:06 PM

Sheils have fun :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 10-14-2013 12:38 PM

Safe travels Sheila and Keith. Enjoy your trip and visit. Looking forward to pictures. Your new box is beautiful.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 10-14-2013 12:59 PM

Have a safe trip and enjoy!

-- Rick - DeWalt 788 & Ex21 -

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#5 posted 10-14-2013 03:51 PM

both the latest’s are very nice

and come back safe

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 10-14-2013 04:54 PM

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Sheila and Keith! Have a wonderful and fun trip. I love the box! Looking forward to the pattern.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#7 posted 10-15-2013 04:27 AM


Your new box is really outstanding! Do have a safe, enjoyable and relaxing trip.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 10-15-2013 12:54 PM

All is fantastic. That box is times 2 fantastic… :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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