I’d intended to post some other stuff today but I got behind and I have to leave early. I’m leaving for Phoenix to run the charity marathon I’ve been training for since September. I am still soliciting donations for Leukemia research (tax deductible). I had to raise $2,900 to run in this marathon. Unfortunately, I didn’t get enough donations so I had to pay quite a bit of money from my own pocket. Still, it’s not too late. If people donate now, the marathon people will reimburse what I had to put on my credit card. Considering we have 4,000 visitors a day to this blog, I was minimally dismayed that so few chose to support me when I do so much to help everyone else for nothing. Running this marathon has taught me who my friends really are. If everyone had given a dollar, that would have covered it. So, I decided to limit the forum to people who support the work I’m doing. Also, all future tutorials will only be posted in the forum, rather than here. That’s why I haven’t been doing tutorials lately, why should I give everything away to people who don’t think this site is worth one lousy dollar?
DEs aren’t the only ones who benefit from this site; I was very disappointed that none of the businesses that I link to or refer people to made a donation. Can you believe that? The only business off the hook is my one paid advertiser and Patternworks who sends me cookies a couple of times a year. It doesn’t seem quite fair. You’d think that with all the business I send people, they’d donate and even get a tax deduction, but nope, didn’t happen. To date, not one single business mentioned or linked to from this site has given a donation -only DEs and other bloggers. When I get back on Tuesday, I’ll be posting the names and links to everyone who donated to support me in the marathon -nearly all of them designers and sewing enthusiasts. As I said, it’s not too late to donate and THANK YOU!
And I apologize for all the yelling. I’m feeling a little put upon that I do so much to help people and have to beg to get anything in return.
Thanks to everyone who donated, I made my goal! My friends will find something special in the mail after I get back :)….]