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".

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Show and Tell

Good Evening Everyone!
I am so tired I probably shouldn't be doing a post, so forgive me if
I have some horrible punctuation or spelling error.  Even though
I'm tired I wanted to share my latest designs with you.  They
are finally finished and will be shipped early next week.
I promised them this week but that didn't happen.  Life
keeps getting in the way of my best intentions.

"Snowman 'A Gathering" is my Annual Ornament.  It
is stitched on 30 Count "Mink" hand-dyed linen by R & R
Reproductions with a variety of fibers.  The "Tiny Dove" 
brass charm is included.  Retail is $8.00.  The last in the
annual series, the Sampler, will be available soon.

Several years ago I started a series called Majestic Christmas.
This is the third in that series and I did it with my daughter,
Hollis.  We adapted an antique border and filled it with charming
little Christmas motifs for the ornaments.  The pillow simply
says "NOEL" and has so few colors that you can change them to suit 
your decor.  She and I are so much alike in that we like
both primitive and vintage, but also love that elegant olde style.
I think this publication can mix with both.  The pillow is stitched on 
30 Count "Mink" linen by R& R Reproductions, and the ornaments
are on 32 Count "Sandstone".  Retail is $9.00.

Last but not least by any means is "Witchville".  When it comes
to fun designing I think Autumn designs top the list.  They can be
warm and inviting or scary and spooky (not really by style), and
all things in between.  Throw in all of my favorite colors and
I am a happy person.  I hope you like my latest.  It is stitched
on 28 Count "18th Century Brown" hand-dyed linen, with a 
variety of fibers, and embellished with our "Ghost" brass charm.
Retail  is $7.50.
The frame is available from us as well. 
Well, that is it for tonight.  I have an exciting announcement that I
will be making soon.  So stay in touch for that.  

If you are still awake I hope you are making "Many Happy Stitches",


  1. Oh, how wonderful! I've been keeping an eye out in my reader for this post this week~

    LOVE the Snowman 'A Gathering--and I'm shocked because I just *hate* snowmen at Christmas (and blue, too). I think it's also because I'm stitching Santa Arrives Tonight right now and they could definitely be companion ornaments. I also like that snowman ornament you designed which has a sampler alphabet all around in blue/purple in a long portrait orientation. :)

    Thanks for sharing, and rest assured that this little editor had no use for her red pen on this post. ;)

  2. Thank you for sharing these new release pictures! I stitched Santa Arrives Tonight earlier this year and I think I shall have to stitch Snowmen A Gathering to go with it. Witchville is cute too!

  3. Salut!!!My name is bogdan from Romania!!!
    We can be friends ???

  4. Warm Greetings Sandra!
    Oh how I love your new offerings,
    especially Witchville!! ~ looks like a place I'd feel comfprtable calling home!
    As usual, all of your designs are top-notch...
    thank you for sharing them with us all!

    Hope to hear from you soon! (hint hint)
    Lori from Notforgotten Farm

  5. Hi Sandra! Love all of the new releases but especially Witchville. I am in a Halloween mood right now so this was wonderful eye candy. Great job on all.

  6. Snowmen A Gathering and Witchville are definitely on my list of Must Haves! I'm headed on holidays and hoping to find a stitch shop on my travels. If not then I'm placing on order when I return home. Thanks for your wonderful designs!