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.






  1. Lee ... No need to include e in your drawing as I am not a Halloween person. I just wanted to say I'm sorry you're giving up designing but I understand why you're doing so. I have several of your designs & really have enjoyed stitching the ones I've gotten to. I hope you will return to designing one day. You have a real gift for it : ) Be blessed!

  2. Aww I love your designs so much..always from my heart ❤️
    Your Halloween decoration is looking so sweet..I love Halloween so much.
    Please count me in for your sweet giveaway..
    Big hugs and much love
    Cucki x

  3. sorry to hear this.i love your patterns.gonna go check out the sale.good luck! denise

  4. Lee,
    There just aren't enough hours in the day, are there? Sorry to hear you will no longer be designing, but like you said, perhaps in the future you can get back to it. Too many other things, like that new grandbaby soon to be here.
    I'd love to be entered in your give-away.
    Hugs :)

  5. Lee, so sorry to hear you won't be designing anymore. I will check your etsy later this evening.. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

  6. Hi Lee, I'm a new follower, just found you while bouncing around some primitive blogs. I would love to be entered into your giveaway. I can relate about falling behind...I have 4 little ones and can never seem to catch up, it has been so long since I've sat down and created anything. Please stop by and visit sometime, love meeting new friends.
    Thanks so much for the chance:)

  7. I'm sorry to hear your news, but realize a lot of thought went into your decision. More time to smell the roses is so very important.I do hope you keep blogging though.

  8. I am sad to hear about your decision but hope you'll be back to designing soon. Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway!

    All the best,

  9. Sorry to hear your news but you must do what's best for you. Please enter me in your generous giveaway.


  10. Lee - sorry to hear you're postponing your designing career. Wishing you all the best. Jeanine

  11. Hi Lee,
    So sorry to hear your not going to design for now. But I truly understand ~ the days just seem to fly by.
    Sorry and bummed I missed your giveaway ~ it looks exciting!!!
    Beautiful Halloween decorations ~ love your displays!
    Happy Fall!
    Prim Blessings