Once again, I must thank you all for your patience and understanding during this very difficult time in my life. Knowing that the majority of you are being so patient and supportive is so helpful to me. I am doing my best to keep moving forward with getting samples completed and tutorials written. No one is more frustrated than I am that the schedule is being adjusted on a nearly daily basis. I work so hard to get everything you purchase from me to you in a timely fashion, but sometimes life just has to throw a hurdle or two (or 5) in front of you. a smooth road would be nice for a change.

We were hopeful to bring my Mom home before Thanksgiving, but it does not look like she will be able to be home till sometime next week, so the twice a day, 45 minute each way trips will continue. She will get a 4 hour release for Thanksgiving tomorrow, so after I get the dinner going, we will go pick her up and get to have her here for the holiday.

Sarah had an appointment with a Pediatric Neurologist yesterday. We are trying a few new things….I just hope and pray that something gives her some relief. If I could take this pain from her and take it on myself, I would. Seeing my child suffer so is heart breaking. I am working with the school to get her set up with tutors, etc., much like we did a couple of years ago when she had the scar tissue problems from her appendix rupture. This poor kid just can’t catch a break!

Thank goodness for dear friends and family members who are helping keeping things moving forward. Joy continues to keep Paper Doodles (my FB group) going and the Ustream schedule up to date, Ansley is keeping up the website, doing pattern resets, and answering questions. Lani is packing and shipping kits and getting my kit workroom totally organized. In the past, when this sort of thing happened, things went dead in the water. I am so grateful to them all.

I will be putting up the Mystery Turn the Page kits later today. These will begin shipping next week. I will have several different styles/types to choose from as you will see. Over the weekend, I will be getting more of the Turn the Page written and video pages, covers, and bindings tutorials up. We will have class on Friday night as scheduled and begin working on the holiday Turn the Page albums. I am also working on the Santa Workshop/Bakery Sample and pattern. those kits are packing today and will be shipping out on Friday and Saturday. We will be starting that project the following Sunday.

I don’t know if I will have a moment to spare tomorrow, so I will take this opportunity to wish each and everyone one you (including my international friends out there) a joyous and happy holiday tomorrow. Enjoy your family and friends….and some turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Laura and family