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, September 2, 2010

Beach Woes

Well, guess where Hollis and I are suppose to be Friday -
Nags Head, North Carolina.  

Guess where Hollis and I
will not be on Friday.  I cannot believe this!!  We have
so looked forward to a few days away before the end
of summer.  She has not been to the beach for two
years and is having a severe case of beach withdrawal
and I just need a serious break from work.
Luckily we were able to postpone our arrival until
Saturday, hoping that Earl will be well beyond the
outer banks by then.  Wish us, and everyone 
in the path of Earl, lots of luck and a little bit
of sand and sunshine.

Also, I will be announcing the recipient of my
first "give away" this evening.  Good luck
and stay tuned.

Many Happy Stitches,


  1. Oh, No! Best wishes for all clear by Saturday! :D

  2. I hope you manage to make your journey and that Earl doesn't cause any problems!

  3. Sorry to hear that Earl has messed up your plans. Hope that you can salvage some of the trip and enjoy the beach.

    By the way I just saw your new designs and love the snowman one. :)

  4. Oh we LOVE the beach!!! We went to Nags Head last summer and those Duck Donuts were fabulous ... awesome sand and relaxing ... the beach is THE place to be. Earl is a scary storm - be safe and hope you get some your feet in the sand soon.


  5. Hopefully it is all clear & safe for you by saturday :) We were in OBX over the 4th of July for a week ~ just love it there!!! I wish I was going back this year before the end of summer too & yes the Duck donuts are a must !!!! We got them twice :) Enjoy some well deserved rest & relaxation ~~

  6. Be safe! Hopefully, Earl will have passed with little damage. Enjoy your weekend. Oh, there should be great sea glass and seashells this weekend! Have fun!

    Smiles - Denise

  7. Awww that's too bad! Hopefully all will be clear for Saturday and you can enjoy :)

  8. Hoping for a sunfilled Saturday!!! Relax and enjoy !!!

  9. Just a note to say how much I enjoyed stitching
    'Boo'. It was a fun stitch!
    Thinking positively, have fun at Nags Head! That's on my list for places to visit....

  10. We got chased out of Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington, North Carolina when Hurricane Fran hit! The winds were unbelievable, and everyone was taping windows - very scary!

    Where did you get the wonderful pattern Beachy Keen?