In our holiday issue, we invited readers to share their favorite project from past issues of the magazine. Check out www.scrollsawer.com to find out who won the coveted scroll saw library.
As our 10th anniversary celebration winds to a close, we are offering readers one more chance to win a Fox Chapel scroll saw library worth more than $1,000. Simply log on to our website and enter a vote for your favorite Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazine cover. If you don’t have Internet access, you can mail your selection to SSW&C Covers, 1970 Broad Street, East Petersburg, Pa. 17520.
While I would be hard-pressed to choose a favorite project from past issues, selecting my favorite cover is easy. Our design team has created some fantastic covers over the years—featuring everything from whimsical painted projects to elaborate fretwork designs. But my favorite cover is Holiday 2004 (Issue 17). The Birds and Berries Winter Wreath on the cover is a gorgeous project, but this is my favorite cover because it was my first issue.
I joined Fox Chapel in 1999, but it wasn’t until 2004 that I became actively involved in the magazine. During my early days in the customer service department, I never thought I would end up being the editor of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts. It’s a position that has brought me much joy.
I still talk with customers I met during my early days, and I’ll always be thankful for how those relationships helped me grow personally and professionally. But the most rewarding part of my job is the relationships I have built with readers and contributors. I love knowing I can turn to our readers to get honest feedback on articles and projects. When I check my e-mail and find a page-by-page critique of the latest issue, it brightens my day and boosts my enthusiasm for the next issue.
I’m always excited to see what creative new ideas contributors are developing. I can’t wait to share new techniques with readers. And when a new contributor sees their project in print for the first time, I share in their joy.
So, while I enjoy working on every issue of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts, issue 17 will always have special meaning for me. That issue was the start of a wonderful journey—a journey that has resulted in countless new friendships I cherish every day.