Welcome to my blog. I'm probably very much like all of you who love the needlearts. My life revolves around family, friends, home and all things that help to make for a more contented life. When time allows; cooking, gardening, decorating, and collecting are my joys. I look forward to sharing all of these things with you. I also hope to keep you up to date on what is going on at Homespun Elegance, in regard to the needlework designs and the "Plain & Fancy Wares" that we offer.

Wishing you "Many Happy Stitches".

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Computer Issues

First of all, I want to thank all of you so much who have made comments or emailed me about my Blog.
I appreciate your kind words and encouragement.  Believe me, I need your encouragement!!

You will not believe the week I have had. My old PC had been having major issues.  I knew I needed a new computer before something unfixable were to happen.  Consequently, I have purchased a new Macintosh computer.  Cameron, my son,  has one and thinks they are wonderful.  The question, however, is can I adjust not only to a new computer but one different than what I was used to.  Cameron assures me that I am capable of making this change.  After spending countless hours with him and this machine, he left me and went back to Richmond, thinking foolishly that I had mastered this monster.  Little did he know that that would not be the last he heard from his mom.  Countless telephone calls later, I am feeling a little better, but far from comfortable.  I need a step by step list of what to do.  He has promised me one of those.  I am thankful everyday that I have Cameron to help me.  He has been very patient with me, but I know he wonders how his Mom could be so computer illiterate, when he is just the opposite.  Who knows, maybe there is hope for me yet.
 Stress never seems to end when technology is involved.  Not only do I have this new toy, but I am also trying to do this Blog thing.  If that is not enough, my old printer, which I will admit needed to be replaced (but not now with the cost of the MAC) decided that it doesn't like the MAC.  My pictures are now even more unacceptable.  So I now have another decision to make quickly (which printer to buy) because I have  new pictures to print. Maybe my old computer will hang in there just long enough for me to get a few more things done.
We leave for vacation soon.  Guess what is going on the vacation with me.

On to a more pleasant topic.  Here are my two new publications.  Hope you like them.

The first one "Recycle - Buy Antiques" is great if you are an antique lover, as I am.  How perfect! This makes something that is a passion of mine into something that is good for the environment.  What could be better!  A great argument when your husband says, "Why do we need another pair of antique scissors or another cookie cutter?  I rest my case.

"I Love Autumn" is the third in this seasonal series.  I truly do love Autumn.  The colors of the season, the beautiful crisp weather,  and the anticipation of all the wonderful holidays coming.  Autumn designs are also great because I start decorating with them as soon as Labor Day is over and they stay out until I start decorating for Christmas.  Go to Homespun Elegance to see "I Love Spring" and "I Love Summer".  Some have asked what is the significance of the year, 1727.  That is the year that
Fredericksburg, Virginia (where we live) was incorporated.  

That is all for today.  
I wish you "Many Happy Stitches",


  1. How wonderful to find your blog (via Lelia's blog - thanks, Lelia!)! I'll be a regular visitor!!

  2. Welcome to blogland, and congrats on your new mac! I'm a mac girl myself... I think once you get used to it, you'll absolutely love it :)

  3. Welcome to blogging. I'm new at it myself. I will be a regular visitor.

  4. HI,
    I'm long overdue in replying to your comments. I just learned, with the help of my son, Cameron, what I have been doing wrong. Thank you so much for your comments and for liking my Blog.

    Many Happy Stitches,