Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Last time, honest.

Happy 2014 so far!  I’m not sure where everyone here lives, but I know that I and a lot of my friends and readers must be feeling pretty chilly right now.  Make sure you stay warm and be safe, okay?  Super-cold weather is nothing to sneeze at (although it may cause some sneezing in its own way…also watch out for cold and flu season!)

Some of you are aware (and others are not and perhaps couldn’t care less) of some recent drama that splattered itself across several social media sites, including but not limited to Facebook, Etsy, and unfortunately also my blog.  If you missed it, don't worry--it was pretty typical internet stuff.  I won’t go into details, but I do want to mention that I have again edited my entry regarding where to buy collet necklaces to reflect the fact that amends have been made by the principle involved parties and that I have also received an apology for some rather upset and upsetting comments that I received here. 

I also would like to add my “mea culpa” to the pile, and to say that while I intended my original post edit to be wry and tongue-in-cheek, to some people it came off more offensively than I intended.  And honest, this isn’t a “gee, I’m so sorry you got offended,” apology—I really did intend it in a humorous way, but I can also attest to the fact that things do come across more harshly on the internet where you don’t get the full benefit of tone, facial expressions, etc.  I will endeavor to be more careful and/or more obvious about my sometimes unfortunately dry sense of humor in the future! 

In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ve disallowed comments on the unexpectedly controversial post and hidden the existing comments, in addition to marking the inflammatory messages I received as spam.  All of them still exist and have not been deleted, but I think it’s time to move on and internet drama rarely needs to be revisited.  All the shops I’ve mentioned there in past edits are now linked, and (as far as I know) nobody’s out to get anybody else.  I did add a brief footnote with the recommendation that we all need to go indulge in some shopping therapy, though!

So, whether or not you’ve been following teh interwebz dramas, I think we can all agree that great historical or historically-inspired jewelry is always a good thing, and you can find where to buy yourself some in this post.

Thank you, and stay warm!  Unless it’s summer where you are, in which case…um, wear sunscreen.  

P.S.  I am sewing.  No really,  I swear.  I would even post pictures except it's stupidly boring stuff right now and nobody needs minute-by-minute updates of me handsewing petticoat tucks.  Interesting stuff soon, though, thank goodness!