Not quite sure how to word this so I'm just going to come out and say it. I'm not quitting or retiring, just taking a step back for a little while. I found out yesterday that my father has pancreatic cancer, which has metastasized to his lungs and liver. The outlook is not good, but we're waiting to find out what the course of treatment will be. He's only 66, and apart from his diabetes going haywire from this, he is still strong and very upbeat. However, I feel like right now my spare time needs to be devoted to him and my family and I will just not have the time - or likely the inspiration - for designing for a little while. I'm going to try to work on models when/if I can but for a little while I think when I do stitch it will be just for me "sanity stitching" - just finding solace in my needle again rather than stressing about deadlines or such. I have decided that I will put off my deadlines for Sampler of Seasons - whenever I get it done I will release it. A Northern Christmas Expression - sampler and matching ornaments - will be put off until next fall as I really do not see being able to get to it this year. I will still be filling and shipping orders during this time, however there may be minor delays over the next few months.