Gay Ann Rogers  Needlework

NEWS & VIEWS

Sales of Kits and Patterns

Updated October, 2019


Selling My Kits and Patterns

I only sell kits and patterns at certain times during the year.

You can find out about my sales by signing up for my Newsletter.


How to Follow my Sales

Sign up for my Newsletter.

by clicking on the button above and emailing me.


Will your email in box be flooded with Newsletters?

No, I send out a Newsletter a few days before a sale and another sometime during the sale. That's it.


When do I usually have sales?

Usually three times a year: in February, in May or June and in mid-October.


Requesting Old Patterns

What about old patterns, how can you get the one you want?

If there is one you have your heart set on, email me: GayAnnRogers@icloud.com

I won't promise it, but if I receive other requests for it, I will try and bring it back.


To sign up on my interest list, email me:

GayAnnRogers@icloud.com


Queendom Website’s Own Jargon


MacSoph

MacSoph is my trusty little Apple MacBook computer.

Back in the late 1980’s DH and I had an SE and an English friend named that computer ‘Sophie Enchilada’ a bit of ridiculousness that stuck and our computers have been ‘Soph’ ever since


DH

DH is my 'Dear Husband' who helps me by running Mail Jail. Actually he does most of my bookkeeping also since I am so bad at it.


The main thing to know about DH in connection with Queendom Website is the concept of ‘First Thing in the Morning’.


First Thing in the Morning means just that to me: it is the first thing I do in the morning.


DH has a different concept: First Thing in the Morning can often mean before 4:00 in the afternoon. DH isn’t a morning person.


This arises in connection with ‘Mailing Packages First Thing in the Morning’.


How Queendom Website Got its Name

Not long after MacSoph and I started our website, a friend said to me, your website is just like your own little private kingdom.


I replied, “yes, but not a kingdom, it’s a Queendom and I am Queen.”


And that’s why I usually have an abundant number of crowns and Things Royal on Queendom Website.


E-Week

E-Week is my big once-a-year sale usually in mid-October. I have other sales during the year but E-Week is my extravaganza.


E-Week is named after Merchandise Night at seminars. Merchandise Night at seminars is an evening when teachers and other vendors sell their wares for 2 hours or so. Now I have E-Merchandise Week, shortened along the years to 'E-Week'.


Early Morning Sales

During E-Week, Early Morning Sales happen on Saturday morning at 8:00 sharp California Time.

Early Morning Sales have special items, often limited in number, for a short period of time. If I do say so, they are a special part of E-Week and they are great fun!


Mail Jail

Mail Jail is the shipping division of my little business and it is the main reason I don’t have things for sale on Queendom Website all the time.


I used to be mired in packages until December; but in E-Week 2016 I was in Mail Jail until February which was way too long.


So I found Jay who has taken over Mail Jail for me. He is so efficient at it and I am delighted that he is willing to do it.


Kit Hell

Every needlework teacher knows about Kit Hell. That’s the time before a class when you do nothing but order supplies and then divide them up into kits.


Even though I am retired from travel-teaching, I still have a bit of Kit Hell in my life.


Bead Mania

If you have ever spilled 10,000 seed beads, you will know about Bead Mania.


This is all the Queendom Website Jargon I can think of right now. If I think of more of it, I will post it here.



Queendom Website's Production Team

Queendom Website's staff includes:

Queen (me),

Queen Consort (DH) who manages Mail Jail and is an occasional staff writer,

and Queendom Website's Faithful Subject, MacSoph (my trusty little MacBook computer).

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October 17, 2019  E-Week is Open

Thank you for coming. My E-Week Sale is now open.

E-Week Sale is now open and lasts until the close of business on October 22.

Navigating through E-Week's Sale This Year

Helpful Hints and Tips for the week.

To find the designs for E-Week click on 'EWeek Sale' on the yellow navigation bar. Then click on any of the small photographs for larger pictures, descriptions and PayPal.


To travel quickly through the sale from beginning to end:  

start with the Guilloche Sampler then click on the 'Next' tab on each page. You may also use the 'back' tab to return to the last design and the 'Return to Directory' tab to return to all the small photos.


If you wish to buy something, you will have three options:

click on the PayPal Button. Even if you do not have a PayPal account, PayPal will allow you to pay by your credit card. It's very easy.

If you would like to pay by personal check, please email me for an invoice.

If you would like to finance your purchases, I have a finance system with post-dated checks: up to 10 months with a minimum $30.00 per month payment. On each sale page you will find a blue button to details about Finance.


Taxes: for people ordering from a California address, PayPal will automatically add 7.75%. If you are paying by check, please let me know you live in California.


Notes about Kit Limitations

I have made what I hope is a generous number of kits -- more for some designs, fewer for others.  If you have your heart set on a certain design in the sale, you should have time to make up your mind (no need for a rush) but don't dally too long.

As I near the end of the number of kits for a design, I will post a sign on the design warning that it is close to gone.


Early Morning Surprise Windows

A tradition since the first E-Week continues this year.

On Saturday Morning, October 19 at 8:00 a.m. sharp, California time, the first of 9 windows will open. A window will open every 15 minutes until they're all open.

To find the Surprise Windows, click on 'Surprise Windows'  on the yellow navigation bar.


Shipping Charges and Mail Jail

This year all shipping charges are included in the price of the pattern or kit. There are no additional shipping charges inside the U.S.

I no longer ship packages for E-Week. Jay does it for me. He is organized and orderly and does it in record time. Yes, it adds quite a bit of cost to my kits and patterns, but a small price for my own sanity.

I will post Jay's progress here in News&Views.


Shipping Outside the U.S.

I no longer ship packages outside the U.S. but I can help with a couple of solutions.

There is Shipitto.com.

Also my friend Arliss in North Dakota will undertake shipping packages to you. I send the package to her and she compiles shipping charges and sends the package on to you. She charges $20.00 for her service.


When will you receive your orders?

Jay will start mailing packages likely on Thursday, October 24. I'm guessing it will take him 2 weeks to send them all, but maybe a little longer.

I will post his progress daily in News&Views.


Questions

Please email me any questions:

GayAnnRogers@me.com



July 9, Tuesday

Welcome to Queendom Website's New Home.

You will find a different look, but in reality much the same website as before:


Home Page, News&Views, For Sale, Gallery, Lessons, For Groups and My Book Shelf.


A week ago I started over again on new software. I had planned to spend all of July and August and then I would move toward the end of August.


Life had different plans: I woke up on July 7 and started work. My computer went all wonky from new downloads and when the dust finally cleared, I could no longer publish my existing website.


Immediately I called Apple and a sweet young thing told me 'sorry, no longer possible.' I won't go into the details, but it is finished.


I moved my domain name, www.GayAnnRogers.com and it now opens this site. From now on, this is the only website I will be able to update: I can no longer do anything with my other sites.


This move at this time was totally unexpected, so my website is barely started. I hope you will stay with me and watch as it grows. Eventually everything will be here.


If you have any suggestions for me, do write to me:

GayAnnRogers@icloud.co