#1851 Tall Ships

Yesterday I did something I rarely do – I took the day ‘off’. There were several reasons that I did this. Lately, things have been busier than ever and I was beginning to feel a bit overwhelmed. After many years of having my own business, I realize that working seven days a week – even…

#1850 – A Milestone

A long time ago, I read that in order to achieve your goals, you need to first set them. As simple as it sounds, how many times is the list of things we wish to accomplish undefined and ‘blurry’? ¬†How many times are we flying by the seat of our collective pants and not really…

#1849 Getting Back in the Habit

Once again it seems that I am catching up here on my blog posts. I am finding that it is harder than I thought to get back into the habit of writing each day. These days, every morning it seems that I wake up with a long list of things to do. I find myself…

#1848 New Pattern and some Changes on the Horizon

Another week has passed and lots of new things are happening here at Sheila Landry Designs. Unfortunately, most of the things that we are doing don’t make very good blog material. It is hard to document some of the day-to-day activities without putting everyone asleep. But trust me – I think it will be worth…

#1847 Five Little Sheep – Finished!

In trying to keep my promise to myself and also to you all, I am doing my best to catch up on posting about some of the things that I have been working on that I haven’t yet shared. Yesterday was a good day, as we finished getting the site updated and all the new…

#1846 Catching Up

The longer I am away from blogging, the more projects keep piling up and the more overwhelmed I feel about writing again. It is funny how that works, isn’t it? I didn’t realize how long my break from writing was until I received several emails from some of you who were somewhat concerned about my…

#1845 New Projects (again!)

While one would think that the reason that I haven’t been blogging regularly is due to things slowing down, usually the opposite is true. As always, I have several things ‘on the go’ at once and many times I just don’t know what to do first. Add to this that the weather here in Nova…

#1844 New “Summer” Scatter Block Design

After a great deal of rain over the past several days, yesterday (the first day of summer) was the first day that we had a day filled with¬†sunshine in what seemed like a long time. It seemed appropriate. It also seemed appropriate that I was working on my new pattern that will include both the…

#1843 Finishing Up Some Projects

Since most of you are also creators and crafters, I am sure you understand the dilemma that we all have in finding enough time to finish all the projects we begin. For me, it is usually a matter of not having enough time to complete everything that I want to complete. I see a new…

#1842 Now There Are Three (Sheep)

Yesterday was a difficult day. Most of you who read or know me know how much I love kitties. Cats and kittens have always been such a big part of my life. Most of my life I have had at least one cat and most of the time more than that. To me, they aren’t…

#1841 Classic Amy Joanne Halloween Ornament Club

One of the best things about being a designer is that I get to ‘hang around’ other artistic and creative people. With all the negativity in the world these days, it is good to have a place to focus where only positive thoughts are allowed inside. That is how I treat my “Creative Place”. Because…

#1840 – “The Maiden Voyage” Completed!

After what seemed like a long, long time, I have finally completed the first (and largest and most complex) piece from Lynne Andrews’ Inspirational Ark series! I can’t express the wonderful sense of accomplishment that I feel right now. It isn’t that the piece was particularly difficult or complex, but it has been painted at…