How I long for just a normal day....
I want to update you on the status of the following projects. Please be aware that when all of this projects were originally posted, I had no idea that "life would happen" the way that it has. I soooo appreciate all of your kindness and patience. It will all get done, just not in the time frame that I originally hoped for/intended.
Tag Swap: The last of the tags arrived yesterday and I am starting to wade through the nearly 2700 tags. Everyone has outdone themselves...the tags are awesome!! I am working as quickly as I am able to get these out to all of you as soon as I can. When I started this swap, I had hoped to hit 100 signups, thinking that may be a stretch. With nearly 330 (from nearly 200 people) sign-ups I was shocked, surprised and overwhelmed. I had boldly stated that I would send each individual a tag from me. It is VERY important to me to follow through when I make a promise.....even when it means making 200 tags! Today, I have to step back and realize that while it pains me to do so, I won't be able to fulfill that promise as I originally intended and still get the tags back in as timely a fashion as I can. I will however be creating tags for everyone.....I just won't be able to get them done in time to send back with the tag swap. Over the next few months, each individual will receive a tag....a merely ask for your patience. When/if I host another swap, I will be limiting the number of sign-ups.
Kit Status: All outstanding kits went out in yesterday's mail (with the exception of the Vintage Telephone kits...they go out be weeks end.) Just a note regarding the "Pending" or "Complete" status on my website. The kit status on the website has to do with the status of the pattern release not the status of the shipping of your kit. Your kit order will be in "Pending" status under the download link to the pattern is released to you. Once the pattern associated with the kit you ordered is published on the website, I can go in and with just two clicks per person release the download link for each person who orders the kit, thus "completing" your order . If I "complete" the order prior to the pattern being published, the pattern must be emailed to each individual that ordered a kit....taking significantly longer.
Victorian Greenhouse Ustream class and pattern: The pattern is nearly complete and it should be up on the website late today or early tomorrow. I am going to have to delay the Ustream class until next Wednesday, May 9. I have appointments regarding my kids on Wednesday that could not be scheduled for another day. The second and third classes of the Vintage Camera will be on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5th as scheduled.
Everyone has been so supportive and patient while my family and I weather this speed bump. I am looking forward to just posting a fun and creative blog post instead of my tales of woe!