Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Back On Track~~

Hello Everyone~~

As many of you know the last few days have been pretty rough for me and a lot of other pattern designers. I have been contemplating whether to continue making and selling patterns. I want to first of all say a big "Thank You" to all of my friends who have sent me messages & e-mails about what has been going on. I am humbled by the amount of people who sincerely care. I am so very thankful for that. 

There is one very special friend of mine that called me today and "talked me off the ledge". She was the person who talked me into starting on this adventure with my pattern line, and has been so supportive of me throughout the last 5 years. She reminded me of why I started this in the first place, and that there are so many wonderful people out there that are honest & good. Far more than those who don't follow the rules. For that I am so very grateful. Her name is Sherry Kristoff of From Sherry's Heart. She is someone who has been through so much, yet she always takes the time to help her friends whenever she can. So I would love it if those of you who support me in my work would support her in hers as well. After all...if it wasn't for her, you would not be able to purchase my patterns because there wouldn't be any. You can find her link over on the sidebar to see all of her wonderful work. I hope you don't mind me saying that Sherry, but I love you and want to support you in your adventure, too!

I need to tell you that I will be going back to selling my e-patterns. It will take me some time to get things all back in order, so please bear with me while I make all of the adjustments...I have over 190 of them, so it will take a little time. 

Finally, I  would like to apologize to all of you who do pay for my patterns and are faithful customers. Without you I would not have a business and I am so very thankful for all of you. I should not have made any decisions without taking a little time for all of the e-motions that went along with this to settle down a bit. I hope that you will continue to support me in this adventure, along with all of the other very talented designers that have been hurt in this as well. 

Blessings to all~~Jackie


casey said...

Thank you, Sherry! I do follow her blog and am always amazed at her determination and spirit. And I am thankful that you'll still be selling your wonderful patterns. I have several and plan on buying several more after we move and things settle down some. Welcome back!!

Tina's Primitive Attic said...

Sorry for whatever was going on but I am sooo happy you will still be selling your patterns!!

Blue MooN BegiNNiNgs said...

thanks be to Sherry!! And to you Jackie..I absolutely love your patterns, and the epatterns are so much easier for me to keep up with,as my space is so small. Such good news!!

Green Creek Primitives said...

Hi Jackie, Yes I noticed something was going on, seen were others were going to pull their patterns. I am so thankful for Sherry, nice to have someone to support you and encourage you, I know I am so glad you are so talented and are willing to share that with the rest of us. Your patterns are some of my favorites. Just so glad you are going to continue selling them. I know I always try to tell anyone when I am making a pattern who is the artist of that pattern, thats just fair, without you I could not continue to do what I have find I love to do so much, primitive handmades. I will have to look up Sherry's site, just so happy you are back, the pattern world would not be the same without you. Hugs Vicky

Jennifer Helms said...

I am so sorry about all of this. I do not fully understand what exactly is going on by I can tell on FB it is serious and huge. I am happy you will not let them discourage you. You will make your money from your patterns, I buy patterns, matter of fact I just bought 12 yesterday, lol.

Buttons In The Attic said...

I am so glad you are going to keep selling your patterns!

kim said...

Thank you for giving it another go!! I love your patterns! Thank you:)
take care

T.F.C. Folk Art said...

Thank you so much everyone!!

Robin said...

I always seem to be the last one to know when stuff is happening...
I heard a bit about what has been happeining on Facebook yesterday and then today and all I can say is wow...downright theivery, and I'm blown away !!and to go to the lengths these folks have gone to..
I don't know if my patterns are the style anyone is interested in, butI wonder if any of mine are in this bunch ??
Your Patterns are EXTREMELY popular and well would be a shame to deprive so many folks of your creative spirit !!
God bless you and yes, Sherry is so supportive and helpful..
Keep it up Sherry !!

Homespun Heart Primitive said...

Good for you Jackie! Don't let the thieves steal your joy. Sherry is a special lady indeed!