Sunday, October 27, 2013

An Update & a Little Witch

Morning everyone! I hope you are all staying's in the 40s here in Ohio and a pretty dreary day.

Just a quick post to let you know that I "finally" have all of my patterns up on my Esty shop at 1/2 price for any of you who are interested! If you buy 3 or more patterns, you get 1 pattern of your choice free, so don't forget to let me know in the comment section 
in the cart, which pattern you would like! 

I'm working on some finished goods for Christmas and on a couple of things for my Christmas Giveaway that I'll post around the 15th of November.  So be sure and check back!

I also wanted to share this really good recipe that I found in one of the Taste of Home's to die for and takes no time to put together!

BBQ Meat Loaf Minis

1 6oz package of stuffing mix (I used Chicken flavor)
1 1/2 lbs of ground beef
4 Tbsp of your favorite BBQ Sauce (I used KC Masterpiece Original)
1 cup of water
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Combine the first 4 ingrediants and mix together well.  Place a 1/2 cup of the ground meat mixture into each of 12 ungreased muffin cups.  Bake at 375 for 18-22 minutes. Sprinkle the tops with 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese; bake 2-3 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted.  Serve with additional BBQ sauce and a serving of coleslaw and enjoy!!!  This is soooooooo good! 

Before I go I wanted to share a couple of pics of my "little witch!"  Zoey is all dressed up for Halloween and went to trick or treat on Thursday!  We had so much fun with her!

We are anxiously awaiting our new baby.........Mindy will never make it to November 12th, so we are hoping for a "Halloween" baby!  LOL!  I'll send you an update when baby arrives!

That's it for now!  I wish all of you a Happy Halloween.............

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




Friday, October 18, 2013

Many Thanks.....and 2 winners

Evening everyone,

I hope you have all had a good day.  I spent a wonderful afternoon with my very pregnant daughter, Mindy.  No way is she going to go until November 12th. I'm hoping for a Halloween baby and we just might have one!! LOL!

We picked up the rest of what we needed for Zoey's Halloween costume......she's going to be a Witch and a very sparkly one!   She loves all the makeup and hairspray and getting her nails painted....and she's only 2 1/2!  This may not be a good sign!!! LOL!
There will be pictures, so stay tuned.

I'd like to thank everyone who left me a comment about my recent decision to stop designing patterns.........I appreciate your kind words and support more than you know.  I am enjoying being able to stitch for myself, now that I have a little more time.......and I'm actually getting caught up on a few things and it feels good to be ahead for a change!!

And now...........the winners of my Halloween giveaways!  Congratulations to Lori from Apple Grove Treasures and Nancy M.  Please send me an email with your mailing address 
so I can get your Halloween goodies out to you right away!  

Thank you again to everyone who responded to my giveaway!  I'm planning another one in November, so be sure and check back next month!

Until then, I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.....and from wherever you may dwell, I with you peace and wish you well.




Sunday, October 13, 2013

October Morning

Good morning my friends,

It is a perfect October morning here in Ohio.  I've been up since 6:00 and I've got the windows and doors open and the quiet this morning is heaven.  Except for the chatter of the birds at my feeders reminding me that they need filled, it's perfect. It's a little overcast and it feels like it might rain, which figures since I really need to mow the grass today!  LOL!

I'm sitting here with my 2nd cup of coffee thinking about my sister Robin who passed away 2 years ago Friday.  Missing her and remembering............wondering how she could possibly be gone this long.  So much has changed in our lives and it always feels now like there is a piece missing ....... but she is never far from my thoughts and always in my heart.  I love you sister.......

Over the past few weeks, some things have changed for me and I've made some decisions about Falling Star.  I've decided to stop designing patterns.  This was a hard decision for me, but one that I felt I needed to make.  I love designing, but it's very time consuming and there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day anymore and I've fallen behind on so much.  With a new baby coming in November and the holiday's just around the corner, something had to give.  Retirement for me is probably still a couple of years away and maybe after I can retire I'll get back into it again when I have more time.

For now, I'll be selling my original designs on my Etsy shop as finished goods.  I'm working on some things now that I hope to have posted in a week or so.  And starting later this evening you can find my Halloween & Christmas patterns on Etsy for 1/2 off, for as long as my inventory lasts.  I'll have all my other patterns on Etsy as well, a little at a time.  If you buy 3 patterns or more, I'll throw in a pattern of your choice, free!

So in the midst of all of this I decided to have a couple of giveaways, to celebrate Halloween!!  These are "surprise" giveaways and I'm only going to show you sneak peeks
of each.  

Just leave a comment on this post and I'll draw the 2 winning names this coming Friday!  Good luck!

In closing, I have a few of my Halloween decorations to share.  I only have a few things out so the rate I'm going, Halloween will be over before I get it all done! LOL!

 As always, from wherever you may dwell, I wish you peace and wish you well.