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".

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My First Blog Freebie

Hi Everyone!
I had to run out for a few errands today, one of my least
favorite things to do, but guess what I saw?  My first glimpse
of fall - mums in all the wonderful colors.  Too soon to
buy them I think, but there they were, and I was so tempted.
Perfect timing for my post today.  It really put me in the mood
to share some Halloween spirit.
I didn't think I would ever be able to do this, but once again, I
am learning more and more about this computer stuff.  For a long
 time I have wanted to give "free" graphs on my website, but because
it is so old and has so many problems, it was just too difficult.
But I now have a Blog and am determined to make this work.
So here goes -- this is "Boo Tyme".  Just a cute, quick Halloween
fix.  I stitched this in a very short time, so it would make a great
gift for a Halloween loving friend.
For my Blog friends, I am offering the hand-painted frame
(retail value $31.00) for $20.00.  Along with the frame you will
receive our Olde Brass "Pumpkin" button (retail value $3.00) and a
piece of Weeks' hand-dyed linen - "Gingham Straw/Linen" (28 CT.) 
What a deal!!
The problem is I only have TEN Project Packs to offer.
First come -- first serve!!
You may choose either the Halloween Dot or the Brown
Grain Wood.  Just let me know.
The frame prices will revert back to $31.00 after the ten
are gone.  
I hope you like it.
This is  Halloween Dot    
 This is Brown Grain Wood 
This is a corrected graph.  Please use this one instead of
the previous graph.
This design is stitched on 28 Count Gingham Linen Natural/Straw,
using two plies over two threads of Week's Dye Works
"Bark" for all of the design (X), except the inside of the
pumpkin which is DMC 834 (O).
Just click on the design to highlight it and print the selection.

Hope you enjoy "Many Happy Halloween Stitches,


  1. Thank you! What a great Halloween design.

  2. Thank you for this cute design!

  3. Adorable! I can't wait for Halloween and the cool weather!!!!

  4. Thank you so much! I am in Halloween stitching mode so your timing is perfect. Lovely little graph.

  5. Such a wonderful freebie! Thank you so much, Sandra!

  6. Thank you so much! I will print this off and get it stitched right away.

  7. Thank you very much Sandra, it's sooo cute!
    I think it will make an awesome pinkeep too!

  8. Thanks sandra! it's a wonderful freebie.

  9. Sandra,
    Thank you for the great free design and it is so cute stitched up. I would be interested in your frame also....pjstitcher @ mchsi dot com
    Please email me. pam

  10. What a cute, quick to stitch design! Thank you. I am interested in your frame offer. simmcar@comcast.net

  11. I forgot to choose, Brown Grain Wood, please.

  12. Thank you very much for so lovely freebie!

  13. Thankyou so much for the freebie Sandra, looking forward to stitching it,

  14. wonderful pattern - and both frames are awesome!!!

  15. Good Evening Everyone,
    I want to thank everyone for all of your kind comments, emails, and orders. This has really been fun. I think I have emailed everyone back
    who ordered one of the Halloween Specials. If I have missed someone, please let me know. I hope you have fun with it. Don't you just love Halloween!!.

    Many Happy Stitches,

  16. This is a great Halloween piece and so different!
    Thank you for you kindness and generosity....

  17. Thanks so much for this freebie - it's terrific!

  18. HI Sandra, so glad to see you are blogging first of all. I have stitched and enjoyed your designs for quite some time...I was trying to think how long ago I bought one of my first patterns by you...and it was a long time ago. I love your designs! Love that you offered this freebie. Thank you so much. I too am in Halloween stitching mode! This will be so fun!
    I will be back for more visiting!

  19. One more thing...you need to add a followers list. When we become a follower, your latest post will show up immediately in our google reader, there are other ways too...but don't be embarassed to put a Followers list up. Also....you may want to come up with or have someone make you a blog button...that way we can copy it and show your blog button on our blog...so others that are interested in stitching see it and pop over for a visit!

  20. so cute!!!!!! Thank you!!! I think I may have to just put away what I left out for today & do this instead!!! I think it can be done pretty quickly!!! have a super day!

  21. This is a great freebie thank you. I am adding it to my to do pile.

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  23. so so cute!Thank you fo rthe freebie!

  24. Wonderful...thanks...for the freebie...Anna Rita

  25. My e-mail is giuseppe.panceri@tin.it thanks again...Anna Rita

  26. Thanks a lot for this lovely freebie, I can't wait to start stitching it!

    Gaelle from France

  27. Gracias por compartir esta ave con el boo, saludos desde México.

  28. Thank you so much! Found you through the Pumpkin Seed Facebook group and follow now. Lovely blog!

  29. I would love the brown woodgrain frame if you still have them. My email is justascraftylori@gmail

  30. Thank you so much, Sandra, I have the perfect fabbie to stitch this on - if I can find it in the mess which is my sewing room! lol!

  31. I forgot to choose, Brown Grain Wood, please.Cartincoupon.com