Pat - You have a new star - it is right after your charter star. This next year people get a star when they are active - it is no longer series based. While it might seem confusing at first, in truth we are simplifying.
My birthday is next month--so I told DH that I was getting a pair of the scissors with the kangaroo on it for my birthday, and my subscription for 4 & 5 as my Christmas present, and that takes care of that.
I wasn't confused about my membership until I started reading this forum I looked at "my account" and figured I was fine because it was good until Dec. 2009. The email then came, which was a bit confusing too. As I read the Newsletter today, it became more clear. Series 3 is good to view until Dec. 2009; I needed to sign up for Series 4 and 5. I'm glad the Newsletter was easier for me to understand this time around or I would have missed out on the deadline for Series 4 and 5 thinking I was good until Dec. 2009
I have noticed a few with a 'Star Member' star between Charter Star and Series 1 Star. I'm guessing they are ones who renewed before discussion of membership changes started. I just don't want anyone to get ahead of my on stars!
Kathy I know what you mean about the stars. I always kick myself that I didn't do the paid membership until spring of the first year. I was looking at the free stuff since the start and didn't decide until I think about April to join. I'm jealous that I don't have a charter star lol!
Joan I know I am in the same boat my membership is good until 12 /09 also I have 3 in collage 2 will be getting out in 1 going next year I e-mail them to ask that they look in to the one that have al ready paid for the next year because with that money we can get more fabric HAppy