No. I haven't moved away--or left the country. I'm still here, just sitting with a new perspective. Across the room from my usual northern exposure. The east facing window to my right is flooded with sunshine today. It's a marvel of marvels, I tell you--especially nice after some dark wintry days. And maybe just a bit blinding. But I'll take it any old which-way it comes streaming in. I'd go outside and bask, but it was only 32 degrees the last time I checked, so I'm going to take a rain check on that just now.
However, the sunshine, as wonderful as it is, is not the reason I am sitting at this end of "PatternBee Headquarters" today. (That sounds very official, but really this is just a small room at the far end of the house--where I run things.) Most of you know that, but I still get the occasional email or letter addressed to "Dear Sir" or "To Whom It May Concern". I don't know why, but that always makes me laugh. I lovingly refer to this biz as "a one-horse operation". Which suits me just fine. Where else, I ask you, can you saunter in to work in your jammies and slippers?
No, the reason I am over here today is because, yesterday afternoon, without a hint of trouble or warning, the "Queen Bee" crashed. She's the one with all the pattern files. She carries the motherlode. Ironicially, we were in the process of upgrading the hard drive; it was to be done this upcoming weekend. Now we are doing it sooner than planned, in a much more frenzied sort of way. If you know what I mean.
So if you are waiting for a PDF or print transfer or any response to questions from me, there will be a teenie weenie delay. Of course, if it is going to be longer, I will let you know and send refunds if necessary. But if you don't mind the inconvenience--I LOVE YOU! I'm totally hugging you right now...and Thank You for understanding.
Also...the new February Bonus Designs: "Hearts Galore" is done and ready to upload, but again I can't do it with "Pinky" (my lovely little laptop here). Once it goes up on the website, that will be a sign that things are up and running smoothly around here again. Let's hope so anyway!