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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Check your Info

OK People, I have been putting HOURS into this. I really didn't expect this response. We are over 150 in number. I am entering people as fast as I can but it takes a lot of time. I have put all your names on the sidebar. If you have a blog or a web site, your name should be a click able link to your site. If you don't have one then your are listed at the bottom. If your link doesn't work then you need to send me the correct information in an e-mail. If your name isn't in the list, I might have made a mistake (I am human and a little overwhelmed). :o)
Please check it out and gently let me know if I made a mistake. Please include your full name when contacting me. I am having to look up people's individual e-mails to fix their entry and it is very time consuming and I just don't have that time right now.
There is one other reason why your name might not be there and that would be because I don't have your complete information. I had a couple of people only send me their name and blog address. I tried to contact these people repeatedly and didn't get a response. If I don't hear back today then they will be dropped.
I am compiling the list of names to do the swapping and will double check each pairing to make sure the are compatible (like shipping options and such and we have a few people here that are related or have already swapped with each other before and want to meet new people.) This does complicate the process slightly and will take a little time.
I am working on this as fast as I can when I can.
FYI - my father suffered a heart attack this past week and a lot of my time is spent helping with that and getting my mother to and from the hospital. He is 85 and just might not make it. If you don't hear from me for a couple of days this week, I have not gone any where I am just taking care of family during this very difficult time. He and my children have been very close and I am dealing with a great deal of pain with my five little ones right now.
Thank you for your understanding and support. This swap has been a very nice distraction for me this week. You all seem to be very wonderful ladies and I wish I could get to know each and everyone of you better.
I hope to have you are partners by Thursday at the latest provided we are not holding a funeral right then.

24 comments:

Candlestring said...

Oh my goodness! Please take all the time you need to be with your family. I am sure the swappers will understand; I know I do. I do also get the thing about welcome distractions, tho. In times of stress it is nice to have something else that takes concentration...

My dad is 84, and my husband's turns 90 in a month. You are in my thoughts, New Friend.

Becky said...

I am sorry to hear about your father and hope that your family is ok, no matter what the outcome.

Gretchen said...

Worry about your family first. I hope things take a turn for the better!

If you need any help at all with the swap, please don't hesitate to let me know - I'd be happy to help!

Gretchen

diane said...

What she said: Yes, please consider your family first. But I too am happy to hear that this swap is a welcome distraction from the stress. I use sewing that way too.
I cannot believe 150 people! Wow, aprons must certainly be making a comeback. I am 60, and my Grandma and my hubby's were never without an apron. Aprons are a happy memory for me. I look forward to this swap, whenever it happens.

Bonnie D. said...

I am very sorry to hear about your father. I'm thinking good thoughts for you and your family.

If you need some help kicking off the swap, please let me know. I hosted three knitting swaps and know how HUGE the time commitment is up front. I am happy to help if I can.

The Dukes Family said...

I'm so sorry about your father.

mama k said...

oh no! So sorry about your dad. Take your time and do what is best for your family.

gaylen said...

I am very sorry to hear about your father. Make sure to take care of you during this busy time when you are taking care of everyone else. g

Christina Coghill said...

My prayers are with your family and your father at this time. Take all the time you need and don't worry about this swap right now. We all understand if you need to spend time with your father and your family right now. Take care.

Becca said...

I'm fine with being a bit low on the priority list right now. Your family and your father need to be right there at the top. Sending you warm thoughts in this tough time. I hope things work out for the best for you and your family.

Jennifer said...

Lucy, I'm so sorry to learn about your father. Absolutely, take care of your family first, as I trust you are. This swap will happen when the time is right. Until then, you and yours are in my thoughts.

~ Jennifer W.

Bad Birdy said...

=( SO sorry to hear about this. My thoughts are with you and your family. If there's anything I can do, albeit from somewhat far away please let me know.

hm said...

Lucy~~~~~AS others have said, family comes first. So don't worry about when the swap gets going we will all understand.

I hope and pray all goes well~~~~Holly M

Heide said...

Oh, so very sorry about your dad. Thinking hopeful thoughts for him and your family.

Aurora said...

Oh wow! I hope your father is all right. Do not feel at all bad about putting this on back burner to take care of family--family always come s first! the swap can wait...sending good thoughts your way ;-)

Elles Niche said...

Oh Lucy - I am so very sorry to hear about your father! My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your parents!

Leslie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your father. Please don't feel you need to tend to the swap. Your family is more important at this time.

Adrienne said...

You are so kind to even organize this! I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. It is always so hard to watch someone you love decline. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Take care of you / family first...arpons later - we can wait!

Danetta said...

First things first, please take care of your family and yourself. If we haven't already been in your situation, we most likely will be someday. My prayers are with you and your family.
I understand you wanting to be distracted too though, I kept going in to work when I was in a situation with my mom just to have a minute not to think about it all.

Solidia said...

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

Christy Sews said...

I am very sorry to hear about your father. We can certainly understand that your energy needs to be directed toward your family. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.

Hedgehog said...

Best wishes to your family at this time. Don't worry at all about being a little slow with the swap - it will be terrific. It's amazing that you have had such a huge response!

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

Keep you and your family in my prayers , Please don't even think twice about this swap.we all will be here for you when the time is right..Your family needs you right now, Please also think of YOU take care of you
((((Hugs ))))Sherrie

Molly said...

I am sorry to hear of your father being ill. I hope he is on the mend. Sending you virtual hugs to keep you strong as a daughter and a mother.