This post is going to be all about the nasty and evil people whom are out there.
Just over a fortnight ago I went to Woolfest up in Cumbria with hubby. We set off on the Friday lunchtime and came back on the Sunday evening. I will post photos in a couple of days, just need to alter the sizes of them as they are too big to post at the moment.
We stayed up in Whitehaven and had a lovely meal on both evenings and had a wonderful time in Woolfest.
Everything had been brilliant, even the heat didn’t bother us too much. The problems began when we got back and I checked the phone calls which we had received since we had been away.
There had only been one and we didn’t recognise the number so went and checked whether they had left a message. They had so I listened to it. At this point I was devastated…..Someone had left a very nasty message saying “you’re going to die in 7 days”…..
I telephoned the number which it had been left by to see whether I recognised the voice, but didn’t so hung up. After speaking to hubby and my father we decided the best thing would be to telephone the police, just in case anything happened.
The police were not really bothered and said someone would come out on the Tuesday afternoon (I telephoned them on the Sunday evening). I said this would alright as I still assumed that it was a hoax call.
Hubby went off to work and I settled in bed to check my emails etc when at 11pm I received a telephone call from my mum informing me they had just been woken up by firemen banging on their front door. Apparently someone had telephoned the fire brigade telling them my parents house was on fire and there was a lot of smoke….There was NO fire…..
My parents told the firemen about my phone message and they said they would contact the police to tell them about the hoax call. I decided it would be best if I telephoned the police again just to be on the safe side as I was home alone and was now beginning to feel scared…
The nice lady from the police said she would send someone to see me straightaway as it was now going to be dealt with as a “death threat”…
Shortly after a very nice policeman turned up and after listening to the phone message and hearing about my parents hoax fire brigade call he got onto the police station on his radio.
For some reason whoever left the phone message for me had not witheld their telephone number, so the police were able to trace who made it. I did not know the gentleman whom the telephone number was registered too, so the policeman said he would go and visit the address and deal with it. He said that he didn’t think he would get an answer as it was a well known drug-user who was well known to the police and was a renowned “walk in burglar” who was constantly in and out of prison…
This did not exactly make me feel any better as most drug-users are very unpredictable so spent all week terrified and totally on edge. Finally on Thursday evening whilst I was out at my stitch’n’bitch the policeman called and told hubby that he had gotten hold of the person whom had made the call and it was kids (apparently) and they had made numerous telephone calls to other people around where I live. They also denied making the telephone call to the fire brigade (it was made from a phone box) so not to worry as they believed the two calls were not linked.
I could not believe it, to me they were definitely linked as my number is ex-directory and it was too much of a coincidence for the two incidents to happen over the same weekend but there was absolutely nothing I could do.
The 7th day which I was supposed to die on was Saturday so I was still terrified up until the end of Saturday. As you can tell I am still alive and nothing happened but I am still being very wary and security conscious (although hubby would say different as somehow I had left the passenger side window of my car open on Sunday afternoon and we only realised this afternoon. Normally it wouldn’t have been a problem but we have had really heavy rain every night and the passenger side of my car was pretty flooded, including the back passenger side. Oh well, these things happen :))
On top of all of this the busybody whom left me the comment about reporting me to Interweave Press for selling the “Tilted Duster Cardigan” which I had knitted and then decided to sell as it is too big for me and I don’t like it has reported me to another designer whom I was selling two pairs of socks which I had knitted too big for my small size 3 feet.
The patterns for the socks were free patterns an I honestly did not think anything of selling them as I had taken the time to knit them and had bought the yarn for them, but the designer felt differently and I had not very nice messages on Etsy from her threatening to report me to Etsy and have my shop closed down if I did not remove them.
I replied to her email telling her that it was just one pair of socks from each pattern which was knitted for myself but were too wide for my small feet and I was just selling them to recoup the cost of the yarn, also telling her that I was trying to raise some money to fund my IVF treatment as I had been trying for a baby for over 12 years and had over 10 miscarriages during this time. She was not happy and emailed me back telling me I was still selling them commercially and I had no right in selling them anyway.
This woman is obviously not a christian and had had no problems having children or known anyone having problems having children. I could not believe how nasty and evil some people can be.
I had thought of stating her name and website and finally decided not to as I did not want to give her any free advertising from this post, although she does not sell the patterns which I knitted and does not knit and sell the socks made from the patterns. The only details I am going to give is her Twitter name which is Sulaw and her ravelry name which is Susan. This woman is obviously a hard hearted woman who only cares for herself and God will judge her in his own time for the cruelness which she dealt me…