I too ordered a tarp and Blackbird for my wife back in August and as the tarp was backordered I figured three weeks. However, my wife was less than happy that I ordered her hammock with the backordered tarp. Now she has to wait.
I already received my Blackbird last month, so I've been hanging in the backyard getting stinkeye from the wife. Aside from the wifes ire, I have to agree with the other folks. Brandons stuff is worth the wait! The Blackbird is fantastic. Be patient, it will make the first hang all the sweeter!