EDIT: I contacted her via FA's note system, and she agreed to have the commission done by Valentine's Day. I'm saving all notes until the commission is completed, just in case the deadline passes and I still do not receive the commission.
I've never posted in this community before, but I've been keeping an eye on it from time-to-time for a while now. This seems to be the best place for me to get some much needed advice on an issue that I've been having for quite some time now, so I'm hoping some of you will be able to help.
Back in June of '10, I asked a friend of mine (who's name will remain undisclosed until I can figure out what to do about the situation) to do a full color commission of my husband's character for his birthday the following month. I can't remember the exact date I asked her about the commission, but she assured me she would have it completed and sent in the mail by his birthday, which was the 2nd of July. I still haven't received the commission, and it's now almost halfway through the first month of the new year.
She's done a digital piece for me of my character and his together since then as a "freebie", because she said she was sorry for making me wait so long for the commission. At that point, I asked her if she would like to call it even, but she insisted that she still wanted to do the traditional commission. Since then, I've heard nothing about it, and all of her journals seem to be all about what a bad time she's been having at college and how stressful her life is. I want to ask her about the progress of my commission (if there's been ANY at all), but I don't want her to get upset with me for bringing it up. Her last submission was 9 days ago, and it was a traditional commission of someone else's character.
I paid her back in June of last year, so I'm not sure whether or not my Pay-Pal will still have the information stored, and I haven't really bothered her about the commission in the sense of outright asking her about it. If I do so, I'll be sure to save conversation logs, but any up until now I'm not sure if I have anymore.
Should I ask her about it, or should I consider the freebie enough and just let it go? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.