Sunday, August 07, 2005


Oh thankyou to everyone who responded so enthusiastically for our call for Angels - I love you all! I have a lovely list of people now - so no more offers - and I'll be organising all that over the next few days. Thankyou again - the generosity of some people never ceases to amaze me.
Alison xx

This is a post we regret to have to write, but we feel it is necessary to put up anyway. It's unfortunate that some people at this point in August are still waiting to receive packages, and that, amazingly, some people have heard nothing from their pals. At some point we have to bite the bullet and declare we have wayward pals no matter what their initial, or current, intentions are.

We asked specifically when people signed up that they agreed to be fair on everyone in the chain - to communicate with them, to adhere to the deadlines, and to let us know if this was not possible. People have put in a huge effort over the last few months for this, and it makes us sad to see some people upset and angry that they've been left out. I've not received from my person either, so I am in full sympathy with those who are in the same situation.

I cannot stress enough the committment you enter into when you sign up for a project like this. We expect that basic fundamental manners are shown, and consideration for the people you are sending to. We understand life throws some wobblies our way every now and then, and we're not unapproachable and we will understand if it's too much to continue. If we know what's going on, we can help resolve glitches as they happen. I'd like everyone to bear this in mind if they intend signing up for backtackII - if these principles are too much for people, then sorry, this project isn't for you.

With this in mind, we have a number of people who we would like to 'make it up to', and as such we'd like to call for anyone who is able, and willing, to step in and be an Angel, and be able to put something together quickly. It's a huge ask from us, but we're hoping we can make something special for the people who have not had the best experience. If you'd like to help, please email Nicole or Alison at backtackATgmailDOTcom, or email Alison at sixandahalfstitchesATgmailDOTcom.