With great regret and personal shame... I apologize to all the members of Country Samplers Prim Sister Club and to the owner and shop girls of the store. You were counting on me... and I let you down in a terrible way. Please accept my sincere apology.
There is no one to blame but myself. As you all know, there have been some good, but extremely stressful, changes in my personal life over the past seven months. My family and I are still adjusting to all these new changes. We are all healthy and happy together in our new home ~ and I do find enjoyment with my new job at ReRun Consignments in Council Grove... but we are still adjusting.
I made a commitment to the Country Sampler to provide two patterns for the Prim Sister group for this year. I am unable to fulfill my commitment. It is with great shame... that I did NOT contact the store owner to keep her informed with what was going on with my personal life... to see if we could make any adjustments to the group. I didn't do that intentionally... rather, I kept telling myself that I would get it done ~ that I would fulfill my promise. "I will do that next week... or I will do that tomorrow." But then, I didn't do it at all.
Jeanne, the store owner, sent her weekly email newsletter yesterday to inform everyone that she has not been able to reach me and that I would not be a part of the group... that I would not be providing the final pattern promised by Primitivebettys. I have not received any phone calls or emails from Jeanne... I'm not sure why. With my 18 hours days... I do still check my emails and voice mails. (my cell number has not changed) I'm not blaming Jeanne for anything though. She is a nice lady and has an extremely nice store and business. She must do what needs to be done for her shop. Again... the fault is all mine. I I did try to reach her this morning and left a message with one of the shop girls for her to please call me back. I need to apologize to her personally.
A year ago, I never would have foreseen the changes we have made in our life. Who does, I guess? I feel very fortunate to say that all the changes we have made as a family have been good. Thankfully we are all still together and we all still have our health.
Again, I do apologize for my lack of commitment. I apologize for not keeping my promise. I apologize for letting you down.