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".

Friday, July 30, 2010

Oh Happy Day!!

Hello Everyone,
I've been complaining so much about the heat that I just had to say what a wonderful day we are being blessed with.  I keep opening the door to see if it still feels that way and so far, so good.  Knowing it won't last forever, I'm going to go outside in a little while and enjoy watering my half dead flowers.  But before I do that, I wanted to share a few more sneak peaks of upcoming designs.  Here goes . . . .
Continuing with my 2010 Annual Ornament Series, here is a little of 
"Snowmen 'A Gathering" -
Several years ago I started a Collection called Majestic Christmas.  This next design is one I have been working on with my daughter, Hollis.  We have had a great time working together again.  A while ago she was doing more designing, but has been taking quite a long break.  Starting a new job and getting married became a little more important.  I'm hoping we'll be doing more again.  She is currently graphing an antique sampler for me that should be ready in a few months. 

Below is a sampling of "Pomegranate Holidays".

This publication will have multiple projects.

If you like to recycle and be good to planet earth, I have a project for you.  Not only is it cute, but useful and so easy to do.  It would also make a great Christmas present for those that practice - 
"It's Keen To Go Green".
I just did a Proclamation to my website of the just released publications with all of their particulars.  If you have never been to our website, there are hundreds and hundreds of my designs and other products.  You might want to allow a little time for a visit.  Thirty plus years of designing results in a big web page.  Hope you enjoy it.  Many of our products are not carried by shoppes anymore because they cannot carry everything forever, but they are still available from me.  Just email or call if you would like more information.

Have a glorious weekend with "Many Happy Stitches",


  1. I was just browsing your site and discovered you had a blog. It's just beautiful, and I enjoyed reading it! I can't wait to see your Pomegranate booklet!

  2. Wonderful; love these peeks! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. I'm so excited about these peeks. I love the look of all three of them! How nice that you can share your love of stitching and designing with your daughter.
    Guess I better start saving again, I feel a spending spree coming on!
    Thanks for sharing this with us.

  4. Hi Sandra!
    Thank you for your email - lovely to see you blogging :) I'll add it to my list of favorites.
    Happy Stitching & Designing,

  5. Sandra just asking is there going to be a Cinnamon Stick Santa this year?