While I would prefer to keep my family situation much more private, it is affecting my business and I am doing my best to keep things moving forward and keep you all up to date on the status of projects and patterns. In hindsight, I would do things differently and will do so in the future. (Trust me, no one wants this pattern complete and available more than I do!) My son is going through a VERY difficult time right now and the situation can change hourly. Add my daughters continued health issues, compounded by a medical system that is moving at the speed of most snails, and the end of my rope has arrived. I will NOT apologize for putting my children ahead of my business!
The Victorian Greenhouse pattern SHOULD be up and available today. (If it is not going to be up by tomorrow, I will again post about it here, but I don't anticipate that happening.) I am doing my best to meet the dates that I am telling you here on the blog. I would love to send out individual emails to all kit purchasers who are awaiting the Greenhouse pattern, but I can either spend a couple of hours sending out emails or I can announce it here and use the time to finish the pattern. The angry emails do not help me to get the pattern finished and out to those have already purchased the kits. If you wish to return your kit for a full refund, please DO go ahead and email me and arrangements can be made immediately.
Thank you to all of you who offer your kind words, prayers, and support. The vast majority of you have been very understanding and supportive and more importantly, patient. It helps a lot. For those of you awaiting your pattern, you have every right to expect to receive what you have paid for in a timely manner. I am doing my absolute best to do exactly that.
Life sucks right now, but things will get better and it will all settle down. I just keep remembering that there are lots of you out there in much worse situations and my heart goes out to all of you that suffer on a daily basis. It inspires me to hold my head up and just keep plugging forward.
While many of you have told me to "just put things on hold for a while", that is not an option. If I had a 9 to 5 job, I couldn't just put it on hold and this business is no different. I am working hard to meet all of my obligations to those who have supported me by purchasing kits and patterns and I will not let you down....you will just delayed a short time.