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To the three winners of my suncatchers in the 2005 Moonridge Auction:

I'm sending this to every email address that I have a record of for the three of you in hopes that I can actually get through to you at this late date. I am also posting a public apology and notice of completion on my LJ, so hopefully if anyone doesn't get the email, they will see it here.

It is with great embarrassment (but also a certain degree of satisfaction and relief) that I can now announce that everyone's suncatchers are (once again) complete.

Behind that "once again" lies a long story involving a roll of copper foil that did not properly adhere and a lot of soldering that therefore, after I hung the suncatchers up for the first time, pulled away from the glass and had to all be stripped off, the glass cleaned of all adhesive residue and in some cases reground, and everything refoiled and resoldered. Had I assembled the suncatchers in sequence, finishing one completely before beginning the next, rather than completing the entire group in stages, the scale of the disaster wouldn't have been nearly as daunting. While I never did give up on finishing the suncatchers, I have to admit that I was so sick with frustration that it took me a very, very long time to force myself to dismantle, clean, and reassemble the suncatchers. There were a number of other factors (initial problems with backordered supplies, family health issues - my dad's heart problems, my own riding accident last January (in addition to the driving one I'd had a couple of years previous), etc. - and a number of other things) that also delayed matters. None of this excuses the delay - it has been absolutely ridiculous - but I do feel that, without going into too many personal details, you deserve some explanation along with my deepest apologies.

Along with the suncatchers, there was supposed to be a printed zine consisting of the completed Light series. While there *are*
additional, unposted, stories in the Light series, the two or three stories that I'd anticipated to wrap it up turned into more and the series is still not quite finished.  I haven't given up on the final couple of stories but I haven't managed to finish *anything* for posting within the last year plus, so I can't even begin to guess when I might manage to finish the series. If you would like a print copy of the series as it stands (including the unposted stories), I would be happy to include one with your suncatchers. If you would prefer to simply have the stories emailed, that can also be arranged.

Finally, as part of my apology for the absurd delay, if you would like either a fused glass pendant or a small stained glass windchime included with your suncatchers, I would be happy to slip one in. I have several of each that are already complete so there would be no delay necessary in order to include one.

Due to the issues I've had with completing your suncatchers (and with completing the stories that I owe other individuals), I no longer offer anything for Moonridge that is not ready to ship/post. It isn't fair to the winners and it causes far too much stress for me.

Since it has been a very long time since I last requested your mailing addresses, please send them to me again. If I have them by Friday, I should be able to get the parcels mailed out on Saturday AM.

Once again, my apologies for this whole mess. Hopefully, I can actually manage to reach all of you to arrange to finally get things resolved.

Calic0cat

Date: 2010-06-01 03:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leorising1959.livejournal.com
Thank you for giving me my lesson in persistence today. *bows*

Date: 2010-06-01 06:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhianne.livejournal.com
Hi Cali, I'm one of the three winners in your Moonridge auction, thank you for persisting with these and for letting us know what happened! Could you give me an email address to reply to? I don't really want to post my mailing address to LJ publicly. Thanks!

Date: 2010-06-01 07:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluewolf458.livejournal.com
Hi! Nice to see you back! Sheila

Date: 2010-06-01 08:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ravensilver.livejournal.com
*waves*

Hi! Good to hear from you!

I think I'm still left from one of the earlier Moonridge Auctions? There was that fanfic that you'd offered... I just though I'd give a wave... :)

My email is still Ravensilver (at) speedmailer.de

Glad to see you're back - at least a little bit... :)

Date: 2010-06-01 09:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunhawk16.livejournal.com
Sweetie!!!!!! You scared me; I was starting to think you'd been abducted by aliens! It's SO good to hear from you... now how about you don't go disappearing off the face of the earth like that again? *waggles finger and looks stern* What's going on with you? Are you doing ok?

Date: 2010-06-01 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aggie-june.livejournal.com
Welcome back.

Date: 2010-06-02 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vhenkels.livejournal.com
*nods at Calic0cat and Ravensilver*

And here's another one from the 2004 Moonridge Auction - the fanfic one? :-)

Just wanted to let you know that my e-mail is the same as well. Let me know if you don't have it anymore. :) And no stress please.. it's not healthy. :)

Date: 2011-08-05 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jilltanith.livejournal.com
Since it's been over a year since you posted this . . . please check in?

Date: 2011-11-13 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jilltanith.livejournal.com
So it's been like, a year and a half since you posted this; please check in so we know you're alive!

Date: 2011-12-26 06:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nightshadow-t2.livejournal.com
Are you doing ok? Please just let us know. That's more important than anything else.

Side note

Date: 2012-01-04 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nightshadow-t2.livejournal.com
As a side note to you being ok(Minor in comparison to you being ok. You being ok is Important.), I think your website died. When I can get into it, I get only a 404 error. Possibly a change of host server is needed or a connection with the orig one broke? Or something?

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