Good Morning All, I apologize for being late this morning, I was writing the post last night and kept falling asleep at the laptop.. I finally decided to just write Janeen and let her know I’d be late today.
Today’s release marks 3 shapes to download, two of them for Block 02, and the other another part of the Train border. There are two pdf files, so be sure you download both files.
I thought I’d show you two ways the gingerbread can be done… just a slight adjustment makes this look just a little different.
On Day 2, block 6 was released, I didn’t release this Gingerbread because I hadn’t really given much thought to moving the Gingerbread down into the path, but when I was making the pattern for it, I realized you could make that slight adjustment and he’d also be on the path.
You may need to click the image to see what I mean for On the path, but just that slight adjustment also is kind of fun and makes the most ever so slight of a difference.
I’d like to take a moment and sincerely apologize for my late posting today, it just couldn’t be helped. I’ve been dealing with a cold for the last two weeks or so, on top of that, the cough syrup, I believe probably maybe me sleepy last night and while I was writing this post I was falling asleep at the laptop. I finally just wrote Janeen and told her I would be late.
I had not intended to be so very late this morning, but I received a note this morning in email that was somewhat disturbing to me.
So let me just say and without what would have been my original response..
To Renee Chester
You would have received this in email, but your email is bouncing, so you’ll get my reply here, right on my blog, so that everyone else who cares to read it also sees it, since you also did it for me… Now you may have been teasing on your comment yesterday, but I didn’t take it that way.. It’s one of those things where you just never know because your reading, but do let me respond here….
Please don’t tell me you love the patterns, that your downloading the patterns and that you at 6:49 am your time found they weren’t released yet… I am not on your schedule, this is MY blog… I don’t appreciate that you download the patterns without a single comment for the last 4 days, of thank you, or that your enjoying the series, but you feel it’s ok to write and then say all that in one comment along with the fact that the patterns haven’t yet been released. It’s not nice… I took a little visit over to Janeen’s blog also, and you haven’t said a word their either to thank her for her patterns or even tell her how much you like the village. But I’d bet, if she were late, you might have said something…
It’s just in poor taste Renee, you have a blog, you know how much a comment means.. I bet you like getting them also… So do I and I read every single one of them and respond when necessary.
So I’m sorry if I’ve offended you by posting this publicly, but maybe someone else who reads this might also get how it feels to be told you like it, you are grateful for it… but your not doing it the way I want it.. 🙂 How would you have felt, if I’d done that to you Renee.. on your blog in a comment? It’s not like I don’t have a contact form, I do, and I know it works as many people use it to contact me and they always get a reply.
Now as the other part of your response, on Day 01, I said, if I was late, I would leave the downloads up on the late day for the full 24 hours, so at 6:49 am tomorrow when you check for Day 06’s posting, come on over here, and download Day 05’s.. it will still be available until probably 4:30 pm in the afternoon mountain standard time.
To those who might have read the above:
I do not want you to think you can’t complain or write me. That’s not the case, I am usually fine with anything you have to say. What I don’t appreciate is being told you love it, you are grateful for it, but that I’m late, where am I? It just rubs me the wrong way.. Especially if you follow my blog regularly, and never leave a comment. You might think I never read the comments, but I do, I read every single one of them and I know even now who the people are that comment most often, who says thank you, who says they like it… I know every single one of them. They are the people who follow me thru everything I put them thru and I love each and every single one of them. You don’t have to comment to complain even, just don’t sugar coat your complaint with words first that should make me feel great. If I’m late, believe me, I already feel guilty over it.
Now.. On with the Downloads…
Click the images below to get the patterns and to all of you who’ve been so patient, wrote me with your concerns… Thank you so much for understanding.
Please remember do not use android or iphone, or ipad type devices to download. If you have a problem with the download, first, try changing the device your using to a laptop or a desktop.
To download, click the image above, it will open straight to the pdf, click the download button. Do not try sharing it to google drive, upload it after you download it to google drive if that’s what your trying to accomplish.
and today’s train…
Artwork for the train set is by Country Clipart by Lisa
Because I am late today, I will keep the downloads online until at least 4pm mst tomorrow Dec 8, 2016.
Downloads are now expired
Now, Onto the Surprise….
Remember I told you Monday I had a wonderful surprise for you..
Over the weekend, I was contacted by Sam at Calibre Arts.
He told me he had a new mat that was out and wondered if I would be willing to post about it. He offered to send me some mats to give away and of course I jumped at the chance, you all know how much I love these mats.
So he sent me 10.. 10 of them… They are a new rotating mat, and these babies are really nice. I have them in my hot little hands as we speak.. ok, really they are on the floor in the box that they were shipped in, but I opened the box and tried one out.. You are going to love this mat.
btw.. I am keeping one of the mats for myself, and sending another to Janeen, so I am giving away 8 mats.. 5 with 12 Days of Christmas, and the other 3 with the Sunbonnet Sue and Sam release (that’s coming) 🙂 So be sure to watch both posts for your chance to win one of these mats.
He offers these in two sizes, 14×14 and 8×8
The ones I am giving away are 14×14
I think the sizes are perfect… Let me show you tho how these work…
In order to enter to win one of these mats, you will need to be willing to pay shipping on them. They are very lightweight tho, so I suspect that they will not cost a lot of money to ship. I’m sorry I can’t afford to ship 8 mats all over the world and this is open to everyone. When I go out tomorrow, I will get a quote on how much they will cost to ship.
They are really nice, while I don’t have my rotary cutter at the moment, I did check them out, the back is foam based and stays in place on the table, on the floor, and on the carpet even… 🙂 The turn is not tight, but tight enough to keep your fabric in place while you rotate the mat and it does stay in place while you are cutting on the mat.. (I ran my knife across it like a rotary cutter to test it)
There was a slight smell coming out of the box, but that has died down since I opened it about an hour or so ago.
You can enter this giveaway daily, it will be on each and every post.
I didn’t get to finish the boy yesterday for Sue and Sam, but I will be working on him the rest of today, so will post it once they are done. I really do want to get them released today if at all possible.
Don’t forget about the DJ Inkers giveaway, you can enter that here….there is also a free pattern to download on that post to.