Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Sister Lost

It is with a broken heart that I post today that I lost my sister Robin on Monday, October 10th. She was only 52 years old. Robin was shot and killed by a man that was living with her. He has been at large since Monday, but we got the call last night from the Akron Police Department that he had been apprehended in New Mexico and will be brought back to Akron for trial.

I cannot wrap my head around any of this.................Robbie did all the primitive shows with me and was always over here helping me stuff patterns for Hoffman. She loved primitive herself and had decorated her house in wonderful primitive style. We were just at a local flea market last Saturday and laughed ourselves silly over the stuff we saw on the tables. She was so happy with the little treasures she had found and couldn't wait to get home and find the perfect place for them. I will be forever grateful for having her for that day.

I need all the prayers you can send our way, for my sister Kim, who found her and most of all for her 20 year old daughter, Erin. There is no sense or logic to this............she was a warm, intelligent, funny, compassionate lady who's love of animals was second to none. She was a champion to all the dogs and cats out there that needed help. We volunteered at the Summit County Humane Society for several months last year and no job was to big for her to tackle in saving those she could. Over the last 20 years, Robbie has rescued 20 dogs and cats.....that we can remember. She was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it whether she knew them or not. Her family always came first and she would always tell us, when we were struggling with something, that "it would be ok, as long as we were together, we could get thru anything."

The hardest part is ahead of us. We have to make sure this man pays for what he's done.

Robin's Memorial Service will be tomorrow and then we wait to see what happens from here.

I am numb, I am angry and I am empty inside........but will do whatever it takes to make this
right for my little sister.

Rest easy Robbie...........we love you and will miss you always.

Robin (Bird) Bailey, October 20th 1958 - October 10th 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Back at it!

Hi everyone!

As you may have noticed, I've been a very bad blogger lately. Too much going on and no time!
I think they should add an extra day at the end of every month and call it "catch up day." Wouldn't that be wonderful!!

Anyway, I have lots to tell you so I'll get right to it!

I have 2 new patterns to share. The 1st is a new Halloween pattern called Bella D!

Bella D is stitched on 30 count Abecedarian linen with a stitch count of 180W x 76H.

The 2nd new sampler is called "My Numbers." This sweet little sampler is stitched on
30 count ivory linen and has a stitch count of 120W x 61H. The little pin keep is stitched on
28 count ivory linen and a has a stitch count of 48W x 37H.
Of all the samplers that I've designed so far, this little sampler is my favorite!! Bella D & My Numbers will be available on my website in the next couple of days!!

The Spirit of Friends Show in September at Malabar Farms was always!
The set-up on Friday was not fun. It was cold and rainy pretty much all day, but the weather for the day of the show on Saturday was beautiful and brought people out in droves!!

Many thanks to Carolyn Thornton and the ladies from Black Cat Primitives for another great show at Malabar! You guys never disappoint!!

The 2011 Ohio Designers Day at Just Stitching in Strongsville, Ohio was a huge success and we had a ball! Shelly Hronec, owner of Just Stitching did an amazing job bringing it all together.

Falling Star was in "good company" along with 2 wonderful designers! This is Michelle Lash from Brittercup Designs!

And this is Aury Torres-Morillo from Aury TM!
Lots of new patterns, good food & a bunch of very happy stitchers! It just doesn't get any better then that! Thank you so much, Shelly for the invite. I'm already looking forward to next year! I had such a good time!

The Northcoast Tour De Stitch started on October 7th and goes thru the 17th! I'm doing a trunk show for this event at Just Stitching. So if you're in the neighborhood, you gotta check it out!
There is a link on my website under "events" for the shop hop.

My granddaughter Zoey will be 8 months old on October 13th and she's growing like a weed!
She is crawling and now we're all in trouble! LOL! She is quite the little character already and is the happiest baby I've ever been around.

Here she is sitting in the pumpkin patch in her backyard. She was fasinated with the grass!
And here she is at Grandma's last weekend! She spent the night and absolutely wore me out!

And here she is helping Grandma pack the diaper bag getting ready to go home! I put the stuff in, she took it back out! But oh what a joy she is!! Grandma loves you Zoey Bear!!

Well, I think that catches us up for the last couple of months! I'm working on my Christmas patterns that I'm hoping to have done by the end of October. I'll post some sneak peaks as they get close to being finished.

So take care and enjoy this beautiful fall weather!

From wherever you may dwell, I wish you peace and wish you well.