Roxanne, it's fine! I actually haven't mentioned it anywhere, so you've not missed anything. I haven't mentioned it, because I don't want to announce it on a loud speaker, because I'm afraid it might be negative advertising for the chicknits lady. So I'm trying to be subtle about it. I'm honestly not sure what the best way to go about it is. I don't want to raise any more eyebrows than necessary. I just wanted to explain why I had to remove the link. It's a bizarre request she's made. I've had a few bizarre requests. Another woman didn't want me to send her traffic by linking to her free patterns, because she was close to her bandwidth limit, and didn't want to pay more for the added traffic! (Even though she was selling products on her site, and it seems that traffic would be a good thing...?! People can be funny.) Anyway, I'm sure it makes perfect sense in Chicknit-lady's mind. I don't really understand her reasoning, but she didn't seem negotiable on the topic, so I'm just trying to obey her wishes.
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"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open."
— Martha Graham