December 30, 2018

Happy New Year!!

Love
CHarli



 

November 20, 2018

This is it!!    Finally,   I think I am done with the surgery stuff.   Home, recovering and even though my mind wants to get back to work,  my body needs more time to get well.   Thank you for your patience.  I am not checking my email a lot,  sticker orders are in,  they will be shipped just as soon as I get clearance from my Dr, that may be a couple of weeks.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Love
CHarli

 



 

September 30, 2018

I will be unavailable for awhile.  Please don't be concerned, I am fine.  I need some time and space to get caught up on the last year and half,  it's hard to be connected to the internet constantly and respond to emails instantly and get anything else done. 

If you email me, which is fine, please be patient, I will get back to you when I take a break here and there.

Thank you all again, so much

Love
CHarli

 



 

May 12, 2018

Finally!!  All the sticker catalogs are now ipad, iphone, iMac friendly --- there are a bunch of new designs in the Custom Catalog. If you haven't been able to see all the wonderful designs in the Custom Catalog,  please check them out.  Some may inspire something you would like me to create for you.

I am still doing very well under the circumstances and I am too stubborn to give up. I don't have anything exciting to announce in that department but be sure I will when the time is right.

Thank you all again, so much

Love
CHarli

 



November 13, 2017

After much thought I have decided that I will not be doing any new tile searches until after the New Year.  I have given it several attempts and find that I am going to have to take time to build up my muscles again.  My orphanage consists of many bins of tiles that are stacked over my head, and although I can lift one tray, lifting it over my head is another story. Before all this surgery I was able to lift up to 10 bins and shuffle them all over,  I am now down to one.  This is frustrating and painful.  Thank you for understanding that I am no longer a spring chicken and still need some time to get all my strength back.

Also,  I am not having a Black Friday sale this year,  but I am considering having a customer appreciation sale in the Spring. 

Please don't worry,  I am doing very well under the circumstances and I am too stubborn to give up.

Thank you all again, so much

Love
CHarli

October 15, 2017

thank you all again for all the love, and understanding regarding the most recent events concerning my health.

I have a new saying  

"The only thing you should ever assume, is that everyone is SWEET!"

By chance,  some may not be sweet,  forget them and move on!

Here are the ugly facts:  Do to neglect by my Dr., I got an infection in my right breast,  the tissue expander had to be removed  (this is an essential for reconstruction). I was in the hospital for over a week on anti biotics, and yes, was told by the fabulous people in ER that if I had listened to the Dr and gone to bed, I would not have woke up.  As you can imagine,  I am a little angry, very weak and expended in every direction.   Please know I am very aware that I have made many of you promises and you can rest easy that just as soon as I am able I will be back to work.  Do to the level of stress,  I am taking my time.

Thank you all again, so much

Love
CHarli



August 16, 2017

hello to all my wonderful friends,

thank you all for all the love over the last few weeks, "love is all you need"!

The latest news is that I had my gall bladder out yesterday.  It has been giving me a lot of grief since my breast surgery.  I was at the point where eating after lunch was just not possible.  I have been loosing weight and of course getting weaker, not the best scenerio for recovery from anything.  Hopefully now I will be in "top notch" condition soon.

I really appreciate your patience and hope you can hold out a bit longer,  thank you.

Also,  discovered a manufacturers defect in my laminate --- so stickers have also been delayed,  replacement material (with no defect) has arrived but it will still be awhile before I can get them done.

Again thank you so much for understanding

 

CHarli

 


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June 27, 2017

"The best plans" don't always turn out the way you figure.  So, this year I was planning on spending time working on getting a print version of THE BOOK done, plus some work on my site. Just a little detour.

Near the end of February I discovered a lump in my right breast. One biopsy later I was told I had Cancer. On my first visit to a wonderful surgeon, he found a second lump, did a second biopsy and that too was Cancer. Both were on one side. Being very cautious he had arranged an MRI, we got the results the same day as the second biopsy results, and there was suspicious tissue on the other side. The surgeon decided to book me another biopsy and possibly a second MRI. That night I tossed and turned wondering why I was going to go through weeks of testing and waiting, so the next morning I phoned the surgeon and told him I wanted both breasts removed.  

June 21st I had the surgery, went home the next day and today got the pathology results.   I am clean!!   no chemo and no radiation. I feel great and have been bouncing off the walls all afternoon.

Thank you so much to everyone, for your support of me, your prayers and for your courage, it was so important, and I will always be grateful.  

Girls,   please get checked,  no putting it off.  There is no history of Breast Cancer in my family anywhere! One more little bit of advice, a Mammogram is great but don't depend on that alone, my second lump was not found by the mammograms or ultra sound, it was found by a skilled surgeon. 

Love and Hugs to all my sisters!!!

CHarli

 


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January 31, 2017

Happy New Year everyone!!

This is going to be a busy year, I have lots of wonderful things planned.  In a couple of weeks I plan on releasing a new project that is going to be a great deal of fun,  I hope as many of you as possible get involved.   Stay tuned please.

Also, this year is when I would like to finally get THE BOOK in printed form. This is an enormous project and I really need your help.  That help is going to have to be in the form of "no tile searches" until I am done.  I am truly sorry about this, but....  I am only one person and these searches take up so much time and so much energy that I don't get other things done.  I know, every year I whine about not enough time, please keep in mind I do many things and most of it is on donated time. Please allow me to get my things done so I can actually provide you with even better services.

Another new section is going to be added just for those of you who teach and are looking for good prices,  once I get this going I will let you know.

Sticker orders will continue,  custom orders are accepted but please do not expect overnight service,  give me a few days to work it into my schedule. As always, these are "simply the best" ones available, and "simply the best" designs.

I have added "two" donate buttons, many of you have kindly offered to donate money because I have answered your questions or done something else special for you, until now I haven't been prepared to do that -- time to move. So one is found on THE BOOK page, this one is intended for donations related to appreciation as well as proceeds toward publishing costs.  The other one is located on the All Things Mah Jong page, and intened for anyone who just feels the urge. Again, thank you for your support, the amount is up to you.

Finally,  I am still working on getting my sticker catalogs up to date with all my latest designs, there are lots of new ones coming.

Have fun!!  Spread the word.  Best wishes to all.

CHarli

 


    HH2016

 

December 16, 2016

Happy Holidays everyone!! Thank you all again for your continued support, the sticker sale was a great success, even though I did my fair share of messing up, everyone should have everything in order now.

This is a busy time and now comes my wish that you all hold your tile searches for the next 6 weeks, until after the beginning of the New Year. I will be busy doing a couple of projects on top of holiday stuff with friends and family.

Have a safe and happy holiday season, all my very best wishes for the New Year.

CHarli

 


7 July 2016

Hello again, my summer schedule is going to focus on more stuff that needs to be done, my web site for example. If you can wait for your tile searches until the middle of September, that would be a great help. The minimum search is about 15 minutes, the most extensive search can be over an hour --- that is for each tile, I need a little space to work with and I need it now. The requests for stickers for specific tiles has increased considerably and that is a very time consuming process, your patience is required please - I plan on doing these stickers about twice a month for the summer.

I am currently working on getting my Custom Sticker Catalog up to date, each design is taking me more than a day, but there is going to be lots of fun new stickers.

I have completed the Dragons, Fans, and Classics. I am currently working the Geishas -- this will take me the longest. There are new backgrounds, new frames and some exciting combinations.

I would also love to add some sets to the museum,  this will mean time away from my computer, so please understand that from today forward I will not be opening email on Saturday and Sunday,  emails will be answered in order and as soon as possible. During the summer months only (July & August),  I may take at least one other day a week for photo taking and restoration, so if you do not hear from me right away,  please don't panic.

As always,  I appreciate your understanding and thank you.

CHarli

 

26 February 2016

Thank you all for your patience while I catch up.  Next month, March,  I will be very busy working on an important project,   please give me a little space for that.  Sticker orders -- any time,  they will be handled quickly.  Tile searches as always are first come first serve -- just no rushes.  You are welcome to send searches any time, I will guard your precious tiles, I just have to do searches when I need a break from what I am working on, again, thank you.

Replacement stickers -- you know the one or two here and there,   not until I am done my project.  I have too many of those right now.

CHarli

 



7 July 2016

Hello again, my summer schedule is going to focus on more stuff that needs to be done, my web site for example. If you can wait for your tile searches until the middle of September, that would be a great help. The minimum search is about 15 minutes, the most extensive search can be over an hour --- that is for each tile, I need a little space to work with and I need it now. The requests for stickers for specific tiles has increased considerably and that is a very time consuming process, your patience is required please - I plan on doing these stickers about twice a month for the summer.

I am currently working on getting my Custom Sticker Catalog up to date, each design is taking me more than a day, but there is going to be lots of fun new stickers.

I have completed the Dragons, Fans, and Classics. I am currently working the Geishas -- this will take me the longest. There are new backgrounds, new frames and some exciting combinations.

I would also love to add some sets to the museum,  this will mean time away from my computer, so please understand that from today forward I will not be opening email on Saturday and Sunday,  emails will be answered in order and as soon as possible. During the summer months only (July & August),  I may take at least one other day a week for photo taking and restoration, so if you do not hear from me right away,  please don't panic.

As always,  I appreciate your understanding and thank you.

CHarli

 

26 February 2016

Thank you all for your patience while I catch up.  Next month, March,  I will be very busy working on an important project,   please give me a little space for that.  Sticker orders -- any time,  they will be handled quickly.  Tile searches as always are first come first serve -- just no rushes.  You are welcome to send searches any time, I will guard your precious tiles, I just have to do searches when I need a break from what I am working on, again, thank you.

Replacement stickers -- you know the one or two here and there,   not until I am done my project.  I have too many of those right now.

CHarli

 



23 January 2016

hello Everyone,

I have added a "White Dragon" design group to the Custom Sticker catalog....   enjoy!

They are sold in sets of 4 rather than 8 like jokers.

  CHarli

 



Merry Christmas Happy New Year


19 November 2015

Happy Holidays Everyone,

I have some exciting news,  a wonderful, quilted Mah Jong table cover  -->  please click here

and email me for information on how to contact the fabulous artist working on these.

 

  CHarli

 


19 September 2015

Happy Fall,

I will not be available from today until Oct 2, 2015.  If you have sticker orders, please go ahead, I will keeping track and shipping as soon as I am able,  for tiles, if you have my blurb and know the routine, your shipments will be looked after very carefully.

Please do not expect me to answer your emails within minutes, it isn't going to happen.  A response within a week may be possible.

Thank you as always for your support and understanding.

  CHarli

 


5 June 2015

Hello again,

Okay, so no one is paying attention,   no problem,  just keep in mind that very busy has now become panic.   I am burning the candle at both ends to complete my projects so please please have patience.

I always put other people (not me) first,  but I do need this space to finish things up.

Thank you as always for your support and understanding.

  CHarli

 



26 March 2015

Happy Spring everyone!!

The first thing on my mind is thatI can't thank everyone enough for your support,  every set of stickers sold supports my entire web,  the Museum, the Book and of course the stickers.  On that topic I have over at least 2 thousand designs to add and I never seem to have enough time,  so I have decided it is again time to take a break.   Soooo,   for the next couple of months I will be working on my site, doing taxes,  and taking pictures.   I will still be completing sticker orders and tile searches and of course answering emails, however please understand that I will only be answering email "once" a day, probably in the evening, also I will only be shipping once a week.   This should give a bit more valuable time.

Thank you so much for understanding.   CHarli

 



21 February 2015

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PRESS RELEASE FEBRUARY 2015

THE MAHJONG COLLECTOR
NEW PRINT MAGAZINE
NOW TAKING SUBSCRIPTION ORDERS
Contact information: info@mahjongcollector.com

Unique to the special interest, print magazine market is the new quarterly magazine, The Mahjong Collector.
This publication is unique for it is the only periodical dedicated to a diverse group of people - Mahjong tile set collectors, be they also players, researchers or students of the game.
Published by The Mahjong Collector Company Limited, The Mahjong Collector magazine will be composed of a range of in-depth articles and interviews, accompanied by high quality photographs, in glorious colour, of tile sets found in personal collections and museums.
The authors are drawn from all fields of enquiry and creativity related to the tile set, such as origins, materials, language symbolism, cultural variations and the aesthetics of tile set decorations for example.
This is a United Kingdom publication.
Subscriptions: subscriptions@mahjongcollector.com
Subscription rates for four quarterly issues: UK £26.00, USA $56.00,
all other mailing addresses please inquire at info@mahjongcollector.com

 

Mah Jong Collector's Magazine

This is probably one of the most exciting things to happen to Mah Jong in a very long time.  You cannot love these sets and not have to have these magazines.  A great resourse!  Please use the email address above to subscribe or get information. 
CHarli

 



19 December 2014hh

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!!

 

I am now taking a bit of time off,  orders are always welcome but please do not expect delivery for at least 2 weeks.  Thank you all for everything

CHarli

 


21 November 2014

Both of the Quick Order Catalogs are now iPad and iPhone freindly,  enjoy!!  thank you for your patience.  I will be working on the custom catalog -- but it will take me some time.  Please ask if you want to see something special.

CHarli

 

8 November 2014

Happy Fall,  get out the woolies as we are headed for the big chill!!

Cosy up in front of the fire and take a look at the new "Chinese Junk" stickers.  You will be happy to see them with your ipad, no special browser.   I am continuing to work on the site and get all the stickers so they can be viewed with all the new gadgets,  please be patient there are thousands of pages and images I have to change.    

The holidays are approaching,  cards and stickers make great gifts, please don't leave it to the last minute. Hope everyone has had a great year,  I look forward to hearing from you.

CHarli

 

19 April 2014

Welcome to spring everyone!!   It was a tough winter for all of us,  many plants didn't survive around here and as often happens spring brings virus bugs as well as the winged ones.   So sorry that many of you have had to wait for me to recover,  but I am on the mend.  Not up to full speed yet but I am working on it.

Thank you always for your patience

CHarli

 


23 December 2013

2013

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year All !!!!!

In the Museum I have added (under Catalin), a fabulous AP Games set.

In the Fact'ry I have added some pictures of case handles and decades ----  look for "How old is this case" (about half way down the page) and click on the answer to the right.

I am still creating new stickers sets, watch for their debut on ebay.  Sorry, I dont have them up on my site yet, but just email me if you want to order any set or a set of an idividual sticker, when time permits I will add them to the sticker catalogs.

CHarli

4 November 2013

I have just added a bunch of NMJL Rule cards to "13 Orphans",  they are all up for adoption.   Thank you as always for stopping by and helping to support my web,  it couldn't happen without you.

CHarli

10 October 2013

Here is an update on that tour,  some added extras

update

The link in the graphic is not active, please click here

CHarli

16 September 2013

I have just added 203 new Geisha designs to the Custom Catalog.  Some you have seen on ebay, some not.  Now, 200 of these designs do not have any "suggestions" yet, I am working on that but as you can imagine there is a lot of work to do here before it's ready.  In the meantime, if there is one design that you would really like to see some variations and suggestions, please email me that design number and I will put it to the head of the list.  Thank you so much, hope you enjoy all these great new beauties.

CHarli

6 September 2013

A little announcement:

The Winds and the Dragons - A Luxury Mahjong Tour of China April 5th - 19th, 2014 (Possible SNEEK PEEK TOUR in October!) Shanghai Beijing Xian Chengdu Guilin Hong Kong An all inclusive, 5-star experience of China blending cultural highlights with the long-held traditions and history of Mahjong. Our experienced guides escort you on this trip of lifetime. Every detail has been considered leaving you the freedom to enjoy each destination. We have confirmed the spring tour dates with a possible, discounted, "sneak peek tour" in October for a small, intimate group. For more information, follow the link: click here

On Facebook:

     ((( be sure to mention you saw it here)))

CHarli

6 September 2013

Catching up ---

All tile searches and sticker order are done, okay up to date!!   If you are expecting something from me and haven't received it yet, please check your spam bin,  if there isn't something there, please email me and make sure I have your correct email address.  I know I have one package here -- no email address so I can't even email you and tell you.

It would really help to move this orders along --- they are stacking up.

Thank you so much for your patience, it is greatly appreciated. 

CHarli

26 August 2013

SUMMER Hell

Okay,  so no renovations just a long drawn out trial.  The good news is that it's over. I am back to my real life and diving right in..... so sorry for any delays that you may encounter over the next few weeks but I have a lot to catch up on.

I really don't want to talk about the trial much except to tell you that it was the most emotionally, physically and mentally exhausting experience I have ever had. Very complicated -- due in part because there were three defendants.

I truly appreciate your understanding.

CHarli

21 April 2013

SUMMER BREAK

June, July and August ---  major renovations!    There will be long periods when I will be off-line, so no response is only an indication that I have no computer access, please be patient during this period. I will be out of town (off and on) during that period -- no specific time yet.

Also,  I will NOT be doing tile searches during these months and due to upheaval, I prefer not to receive any requests for tiles, thank you. For those who rarely read these notices, I will be directing you here.

Sticker orders are welcome and will be accepted --- BUT please, don't ask where they are, it could be weeks before I get them out, you will get them when I can do it.

As always I appreciate your understanding.

CHarli

21 March 2013

The beginning of April I will be on jury duty,  I have no idea how long that will be but please understand that there is no internet during this service,  so please don't panic if you don't hear from me for several days.  I have no idea about the time frame what so ever. 

All orders during this time will be accepted -- but since I won't be allowed to read email or anything like that I cannot process any orders until my service is complete. 

Thank you for your understanding.

CHarli

20 February 2013

Tile price list has been updated and also gives more detail, it's a new link -> click here

All the new stickers I have listed on eBay are in their own separate catalog (temporarily),
please click here to view.

  CHarli

13 February 2013

Happy Valentines!!

All the new stickers I have listed on eBay are in their own separate catalog (temporarily), please click here to view.

  CHarli

17 November 2012

"WINTER BREAK"  --- This year will be December 1st to end of January.   Part is to catch up, part to spend time with family over the holidays and part is to start my taxes.

Please feel free to email me any time, send orders any time and send tiles, just don't expect me to jump to it....   I will do what I can during quiet times.  

Thank you so much for understanding that I can't sit at the computer all the time.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season, and the very best in the New Year!

  CHarli

29 October 2012

Good-bye "Frankenstorm"   aka  (Sandy),  the hurricane is about to pass us, we are fine -- no power outage yet, just lots of rain and wind.  Thank you all for the emails.

To all my friends and customers to the north --  stay safe please.

  

CHarli

24 JULY 2012

 

I have added a new link to the "All Things Mah Jong Page", it's Restoration.  Please have a look at 3 boxes I have recently had restored.  This craftsman is amazing!!  

Stay cool!

CHarli

3 JULY 2012

 

I am back!!  Sticker orders for June are mailed and tile requests are under way,  thank you for your patience while I get back into the groove. 

CHarli

16 MAY 2012

 

Please mark your Calendar ---  I will be closed from June 1st to June 30th -- Summer break. You are more than welcome to place your orders, I will not start filling them until July.  Thanks.

Another important note, if you have an iPad or iPod and the browser you are using does not show flash pictures,  try "Puffin", it's free at the app store and it works just fine.

I am receiving email telling me that you can't get into THE BOOK,  please do not use IE (internet explorer), it's falling apart and will not open the pages of THE BOOK,  use Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome, they are all free and work beautifully. 

 

CHarli

19April 2012

Summer Break!!    This summer I will be taking a break from approximately June 1 to July 1. I haven't made definite plans yet sorry.   If you have orders in that time, they will be accepted however I cannot fill them until July.  I also recommend that if you want something before the break that you might think about doing it in early May.   Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

CHarli

11 April 2012

 

Happy Spring!!    I am back to trying to catch up on much of the housekeeping on this site and wanted to tell you about a new craftsman -- his name is Augustus and not only does he build stunning boxes, but he also restores vintage ones. Please visit this page for a preview of some of his work and plan on coming back to see some of the restoration he has been working on for me. 

CHarli

30 January 2012

 

Back to the usual chaos,  my computer is back, tiles and stickers have been shipped.  Thank you for your patience.

CHarli

URGENT MESSAGE

January 13, 2012

My computer has died... rest in peace.

If you are currently communicating with me, please email me so I can add your email address to my other computer, because I have NONE.

If you were good kids and sent me your email address along with your tile requests, I will have it. thank you so much.

Stickers are printed, tile searches are done and I will sending payment requests as soon as I get things set up.

Thank you so much for your patience,

CHarli

 

 

13 January 2012

 

Happy New Year Everyone,

Okay, during my "winter break"  (ha ha), I have been working hard to get some of the stickers actually into the catalog. It takes so long, sorry.  I have been working on the "Critters" section of the Custom Catalog and nearly got it up to date. I have added over a thousand stickers for you to check out and some are just too adorable.  Enjoy!  I am going to "get back to work" now with sticker orders and tile requests.  Thank you so much for allowing me some time to get some of this necessary work done, I only wish I could have accomplished all I wanted to.

CHarli


9 December 2011

 

Happy Holidays Everyone,

It's time for my winter break!   I have had the flu and just can't shake it so I need some time to get back on my feet, this would be a good time to take a break. 

What does that mean?  Please, if you need answers I will get back to you as soon as I can, just don't be surprised it you don't hear back from me right away.    If you want to order stickers and tiles or maybe even a set,  I am here just not under any pressure to "get it done" right away.   So basically from today's date until after the holidays I will not guarantee that orders can be shipped before January. 

If I need to keep busy I just may get it done, just no guarantees please.  Of course you are welcome to email me and we will discuss it.   I am tired and behind from being sick, I just have to get caught up and at my own speed and on my schedule. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding. 

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season, talk to you soon

CHarli

30 November 2011

 

Happy Holidays Everyone,

Just a quick update, I have added a new category in the Custom Sticker catalog, OPERA and have a few new designs as well as some new backgrounds, which I used in this category.

Enjoy! CHarli

 

28 August 2011

G'nite "Irene"

If you are tracking this storm you know that we are now out of her way.... I was up a 5am and the winds were still very strong so I did not post here until now. Thank you all for the emails and phone calls, we are fine and so thankful. As you have seen the headlines many people have died from this storm, mostly caused by falling trees, in our area an 11 year old boy passed away after a tree cut through his bedroom. We hope that there are no more lives lost as this storm makes it's way north, please stay safe!!

 

CHarli

14 July 2011

Happy Summer!

It's hot this year, please stay cool!

It's also time for me to take my vacation, sort of.  For the next 3 weeks I will be busy entertaining company  (what a vacation, lol).  I am not going anywhere but as you can imagine I will be very busy.

During this period you are more than welcome to order stickers and tiles, I just won't be doing much until the company leaves, so delivery will be sporadic until then.  

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding, it is greatly appreciated. 

CHarli

8 March 2011

Spring Fever has hit!

Thank you all for your patience,  things are busy busy around here.  Once again I am torn,  there is so much to do and not enough time to do it so here is my plan.   For the next month or so, maybe even 6 weeks, I am going to be doing "my thing". There are several sets I need to document, you are going to love this, get those pictures up on the internet.  I always put you first by making your stickers, looking for tiles for you and answering all those really great emails,  I need to spend some time getting my virtual house in order. 

Last week I noticed a few pages were having problems,  some of the graphics had magically switched --- I am pretty sure it's from my web hosts using old back up files but who knows, I need to fix it. I also notice a couple of links weren't working.  You have seen "old and new" and commented so it's past time. It's going to get addressed.

There are a couple of new acquisitions I would love to add to "THE BOOK" and the Museum.  It's time kids.

I am not abandoning you, just asking for permission to take some time here to get it together.  So, if it takes me a whole day to answer your emails, and a few more days to find those tiles -- I am still working for you in the background.

Feel free to complain, lol,  

CHarli

17 February 2011

Happy Spring Everyone!

Okay, not totally  happy here, we have the flu --- it is awful.  I am behind again, but starting to get stuff done.

I have added a little blurb to THE BOOK,  if you go to the contents, then "symbolism", scroll to the bottom and click on the link for Bird Symbolism -- I have added some nice pictures of birds (beside a mah jong tile), with a short description of the symbolism.  Hope you enjoy it.

Probably next week, once I get caught up a bit more, I will be adding some new stickers.  Check the custom catalog first.  Enjoy. 

I hope you don't get the flu and appreciate the warmer weather.  Thank you again for everything.

CHarli

 

30 December 2010

Happy New Year all!

I have decided that at least 3 times a year I am going to be taking a break from everything, a Winter break  (December 20 - January 1),  a Summer Break  (to be announced), and a break somewhere else depending on what's going on (just a few days). There is just stuff that needs to get done and it is very hard to accomplish it if I have stay tuned here all the time.  I will continue to monitor the mail and questions -- just need a bit of time off.  Thank you all for understanding.

I genuinely hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season, and that the next year will be filled with many great things.

Thank you everyone!  Talk to you soon

CHarli

 

30 September 2010

Again, over and over, thank you all for your patience with me, your good wishes and all that positive energy. I am still recovering, had a couple of small set backs  (and it's just too hot in this part of the country),  but things are moving along.

If you can continue your patience with me, please ,  go ahead and send me your tile searches.  I am giving you fair warning though, I have developed an attitude  (if I don't feel like doing something today, well I am not doing it).  My work ethic is just so strong I think it hurts me some times so I am practicing techniques to relax and take a day off once in awhile.  I hope you will understand. 

I hope everyone had a great summer and look forward to hearing from you. 

Thanks a million!

CHarli

25 July 2010

First, let me say thank you to all of you who have been so kind while I am on the road to recovery.  Everything is going really well and although there is still a great deal of recovery to go -- at least I feel like I am on my way. Again, thank you so much --- I love you all!!

Now,  about a month ago I was planning to sell the last Cancer set.  This year my son (proud mama here), is running in support of "Women's Cancer", and I would like to donate the proceeds from the sale of this set to this event.  Time has run away,  sigh,  so I am asking that you tell all your friends and lets get some money together for this event and see if I can do it from my site.  In the past I have auctioned these on eBay,  the first year I lost money and the second year I lost even more.  It amounts to me donating the entire amount plus the expenses -- this year I really can't afford it.  So,  please help, no middlemen and the full, 100% is going to this event. 

Also, last year, a lady made a special request for this set and then didn't follow through ---  lucky for you!!

This will be like an auction, highest bidder wins --- just email me your bid and I will give you a special name like "bidder#1" or "bidder#5", it's unique to you and I will post your bid and ID on the site.  This auction is ending August 7th at midnight.  Payment is due August 8th via PayPal. Please put  CANCER SET in the subject line of your email.

If you feel that you cannot bid on this set but would like to support this event, please follow the links to my sons personal donation page and support his efforts ---  Thank you

Click here to look at the set

1 July 2010

Happy Canada Day!!

Dear Friends, the best way to do this is to come right out and say it.  Today is the only exception. On June the 22, 2010 I suffered a heart attack and on June 25 I had triple by-pass surgery. I have been told by the Cardiac team I am now off for the next two months. Open heart surgery requires that they break your breast bone so they can take your heart out and delicately sew on 3 new arteries.  Because that bone is broken and you can't put a cast on it (like a broken leg), you just have to be careful.  The good news is that I will not be doing housework either, no dishes, vacuuming and so on. 

I know your games are important to you -- but at least for the first few weeks, I cannot and will not be doing anything.

Just so you know,  I had a record recovery -- the surgery was classic, and I am doing very well, just need to heal. 

Happy Mah Jong
CHarli

19 March 2010

I am very excited to announce that I am now selling Plastic Razor Blades!  They are perfect for removing old stickers, decals and other junk from tiles. You will love them for other things too.  Click here to go to the page I have set up for them.

I have also updated my "tile care" page  (in the Fact'ry), added a product page too.  Check it out.

Work is progressing slowly in the Custom Catalog, but I am working on it.  If you get a chance check it out and let me know what you think.

Happy Mah Jong
CHarli

14 February 2010

Happy Valentines Everyone!

Updating all the selections in the "Custom Catalog" is taking a long time,  some days I only get one design done, but I think it's worth it so I have gone from "experimental" to "expanded".  Please be patient with me.

I have changed the order form that is at the bottom of each page to make it a bit more straight forward and trimmed down some of the choices.  When I update a page I am taking the old order forms out. Hopefully that will eliminate some of the confusion. 

In the Custom Catalog, shipping is included every time you make a selection. The reason for doing this is to save time and to reduce confusion. Many people have spam filters that eliminate my requests for the shipping so I will eventually change the Quick Order catalog too. Now I realize that will result in an overpayment, but I will refund it.  This is better for everyone, first your order won't be held up because I am waiting for the shipping payment, second it will reduce the shipping on those orders because I don't have to charge the added PayPal charges.  If you don't sell using PayPal you might not realize that 'each' transaction has a 2 tier fee schedule, every transaction starts with a 30 cent fee and then a percentage of the total is added, this will simplify everything.  For those of you who are ordering several sets of stickers, if you can't wait for the refund or don't want it charged, please just email me a list of the stickers you want and I will send you a link to a checkout set up for that.

 

Hope you enjoy the new selections!  Please don't let that stop you from having me create custom stickers for you, I am more than happy too. 

Happy Mah Jong
CHarli

19 December 2009

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Thankful here for a new hard drive, things are almost all back to normal, what ever that is...

I have been working on bringing you a bigger and better catalog,  I started in the Dolls, the newest one and have now moved to the Pagodas.  This section was in desperate need of an update (I was about 24 pagodas behind, and I am up to #18), you can't help but notice that I have added "checkout" buttons. This will work exactly like the "Quick Order" catalog but there are lots more choices.  Be sure to check out the pagodas because there are some new frames and backgrounds there.  Once I get a few other things caught up I will be updating both of those sections. 

I am still very interested in doing Custom orders, just email me with details.  This new set up should give many of you some more inspiration. Sorry, some of you are going to want to tear your hair out because it's now even tougher to make a decision.  Well, what can I say, get a new set that needs new stickers, there are some really great designs.

Click here to view this years "Seasonal Greeting",

Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year
CHarli

 

14 November 2009

hi Everyone,

It has been an interesting 2 weeks. First my hard drive crashed, all my email was lost (most email addresses), so if you are waiting for me to get in touch with you, please email me again. I must warn you that my brain is really overloaded, so do not be offended if I can't remember what we talked about, if you can reply to one of my emails -- that will probably help a great deal. If you emailed me from my site and I haven't replied to you, chances are my email is in your spam bin. I am compulsive about answering and try to do it within hours. Even though my best computer has been down, I still had access to the internet and mail.

I have the computer back and I am in the process of getting everything set up again -- trust me, that is going to take days and days and although you may think it is considerate to leave me alone -- forget about it! If I can't help you right away, I will tell you. I can't sit at this machine all day.

In case you haven't heard, we have just been through a terrible Nor-Easter, days and days of rain and high winds (almost hurricane level). We are fine but many services are intermittent - that includes internet, phone and cable tv. There is also a terrible mess to clean up and I may get roped into helping.

Thank you always for your patience and understanding. Talk to you soon

CHarli

20 October 2009

hi Everyone,

Thank you so much for your patience while I was away on "granny duty". I have another grandson!! Yes, he is another handsome guy, Mom and all are doing well.

As of today, all orders have been filled and mailed. If you have not received a shipping notice from PayPal, you need to get in touch with me. Several orders are sitting here waiting for that shipping amount to be paid so I can buy a stamp. Please folks, do add this during the order process (by actually clicking on your choice), so there is no delay in shipping. Many times my email is ending up in spam bins, partly because of the email address. If you have options on your email account to allow mail from my domain, do that before you order. My domain is "charli.org", it's not the most common so sometimes there are problems. Thanks, it will help.

There are 46 new designs added to the "Quick Order" sticker catalog (I am working on adding them to the custom catalog, but it will take a lot more time. eMail me if there is something special you want).

The Baby Phoenix is available, tiles only at the moment. In a week or two I will have a special set up there-- just waiting for the box to come in. There are only a few left, and only 11 to start with so don't miss out.

Thank you all for stopping by, and for letting me know you have.

CHarli

 

 

24 August 2009

Closed for September?

hi Everyone,

I hope you had a great summer, thank you for stopping by, it has kept me busy for sure.

As of today, August 24, 2009, no one is in the office (so to speak). I am here, I will be answering your emails, however, all orders are on hold. It just means that you will be waiting until at least the beginning of October to receive your order.

I appreciate your understanding and thank you for your patience. This time off is very important your I wouldn't do it.

Thank you all for stopping by, and for letting me know you have.

CHarli

27 May 2009

Happy Spring everyone!

I haven't posted anything for several months, so I thought it was past time. I am busy busy busy, working on Chapter 3 of THE BOOK, I sure appreciate everyone's patience on this. It's going to take much longer than I thought originally, but I have started and continue to plug away at it. As a tease, when I get the first 42 sets done, I will upload them so you see what I am up to. From then on, I will upload 42 at a time so you will get an idea of the time line.

I have added a bunch of new stickers, I continue to do that from time to time, there are a lot of new backgrounds which I will eventually get online as well. If you see one on a sticker that you like and you don't see it on the background page, you just have to email me and I will see that you get it. Orders are up to date.

One thing I have been thinking about quite a bit is to eventually eliminate my Museum because eventually most of my collection will be in THE BOOK, until that is complete I will leave it up though.

I hope you all have a super spring and summer. Please check back from time to time to see the Bone and Bamboo sets in Chapter 3.

CHarli

27 November 2008

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

The start of the holiday season, wow, that came up fast. Well, this is going to be a busy one so please plan ahead if you want stickers before the holidays. I am having lots of company this year and plan on enjoying it as much as possible, that means I am not going to be working around here much. In fact, no orders placed after the 10th of December will be shipped out before the new year. There are a few great new designs, enjoy!

I wish everyone a wonderful and joyous holiday season, may all your wishes come true.

 

Thank you everyone, Happy Holidays!

CHarli

28 October 2008

Thank you all for getting in touch and wishing me well, it is definitely helping. I am beginning to get my feet on the ground and getting stronger every day.

This month is my anniversary, I would like to take time to express my gratitude to all my visitors, thank you. This month marks 18 years of being on the internet, 10 years selling stickers and 8 years of CHarli.org. Thank you again for visiting and sharing your thoughts, I am so pleased to be able to share with all of you.

Celebrations started with selling my very first designed set for Breast Cancer. Many thanks to everyone who participated in the auction and emailed to extend their support for the cause. Thank you so much for the compliments. This was one of those projects that has been in development for a couple of years and finally became possible. Credit also goes to Fred for his help, and a couple of other people like Faye for helping put it all together and Bob for putting up with me as I was frantic to get it done this month.

I have added to the museum and I am working on the next chapter of THE BOOK. As time permits, I will continue to add to both sections of the web site and hope you will take the time to find those changes. Finally, got some of my French Ivory sets into the museum, there are some great Piroxloid sets for you to look at. Sorry, it's just pictures so far but hey, that's the best part anyway. Please enjoy.

again

Thank you everyone, it's been great!

 

 

14 April 2008

Today I updated my ordering information for CHarli's Stickers and added a new visual aid for those of you who are new or those of you who haven't figured out how my little system works, I do hope this helps you.

Health wise -- recovery is going to be slow if this is any indication. I am on the road though and that's a good thing. Thank you so much for all your concern, it really does help.

I have also added links to Dee's new site. Stop by and say hi!! (click on Scrimshaw, on the All Things Mah Jong page).

Changes in my schedule are absolutely necessary, I just have to get some time away from my computer, some time off and I also have about 10 projects 'on the go' to get done. Please understand that I will answer all email as quickly as possible but don't expect me to be sitting here 18 hours a day any more.

21 March 2008

My biggest news is the move to a new web host. You will find I have several glitches -- THE BOOK for example. I will have to redo Chapter One because all the links are messed up. I can't promise when I will get it done but hopefully it won't be long. For the entire week, March 16 to March 21, the forms were not working and neither were the email forms on my web site.

If you placed an order during this time please email me as we will need to see if it went through, I doubt it did. I apologize for any inconvenience -- I was working every waking moment with tech's and the web host people trying to fix it. The move says it all. Let me know if you find anything not working (except THE BOOK), I know that's down. Enjoy Chapter Two in the meantime.

Health wise, I am getting on my feet. but this stuff is giving me a major headache. I am doing as much as I can as quick as I can. Please be patient, I appreciate it very much.

 

 

15 January 2008
Many of you know I have been quite ill,  I am so sorry about that for all of you folks.  The good news is -- I will recover.  The bad news is - it will take time.  I am still under medication and a Dr's care.  Strict orders to do nothing until the recovery is complete.   Stress is not a good thing at this moment, however, it does stress me that I am not doing what I really love doing  (trust me,  it's not my choice).   Just as soon as I am physically able to get back to the job at hand I will be doing that.  Please feel free to email if you are concerned,  I do reply --  Thanks everyone, again, I am so sorry.

 

January 2008

Happy New Year!!

The people that actually host my site  "iPower" are upgrading their equipment and creating even better web space for their clients.  This may mean that from time to time my web site will not be accessible.  Since all my email addresses are connected to the web site there will also be disruptions there.  So, if my pages don't appear or you don't get a response from me, you will know that's probably what's going on.  

You should also know that this means a physical move of the data from one hard drive to another.  Stuff can get messed up -- like pages not loading or missing graphics.  Please be so kind as to help me locate any problems by emailing me and giving me specific pages that don't work for you.  There are literally thousands of pages on this site and it would take me a year to hit each and every one. Thank you so much.

Other things to look forward to:   I am planning on adding the "Cards and  Cardboard sets" (or Chapter 3) this year.  THE BOOK (chapters one and two) need a few corrections and additions so those are coming this year.  Chapter one will be completely redone so the encryption doesn't interfere with some browsers. Mac folks will be thrilled, but the presentation should be faster too.  

9 November 2007
It's here! Chapter Two - Woods. A nice tour of my personal collection of wood and wood combination sets. Check it out right away. Go to THE BOOK, scroll down and click on Chapter Two. Thank you to everyone who has shown me patience while I have been working on this project. I hope you all enjoy it.


17 November 2006
Home again!  I have had one report of things not working, I will be looking into that over the next few days,  please let me know if you have not heard from me starting Monday.  In the meantime I will try to get caught up on all those messages that have arrived while I was in transit.  Thanks so much CHarli

ps..........   it's a boy!

2 October 2006

Apparently the sticker order form is not working at 100%,  if you don't hear back from me confirming that I received your order please try through one of the many email links around my site.  I will work on this and see if I can get it back to full speed as soon as possible.

item #2 ---  just as important ---

Some of you already know that I am going to be spending some time with my daughter as she is expecting her first baby.  I am not sure how long I will be there but all orders will be on hold until I get back.  Feel free to email me as I will have access to email from time to time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding...   CHarli

 

August 25, 2006

Around the beginning of this month Microsoft added a record number of patches to their long list of band aid solutions to bad programming (that's it from my open soapbox comments). What does this mean?  Well, for all you who subscribe to "automatic" updates,  you may experience problems on my site.  I am working to fix them as quickly as I can.  Please let me know where you find these issues,  it really helps me fix them quickly.

Thank you for your patience and understanding...   CHarli

 

 

March 9, 2006

  Hello folks,  for the last two days the server this web site is on has been acting up, and it has actually crashed about 3 times.  They are working on it very diligently!   Please understand that if there is no web site to view, then I will not receive email,  be prepared to send it again.  You should always expect to hear from me in a few hours so if you don't then you know something is wrong.  I am very sorry for any inconvenience, it is beyond my control.  Thank you so much for your patience. 

In the meantime,  if you do not hear from me within a few hours, please expect that there is a problem and you will need to contact me through another email address.  Please go to my other web site,  side-door.com   and send an email through there.  thank you so much for your patience.

 

CHarli



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