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".

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fall, I don't think so!!

Hi Everyone,
The calendar says it is Fall, but I don't think so.  I'm 
thinking mums and this is what I get in my garden.  It was
 100 degrees in Fredericksburg, VA yesterday and is in the
90's today.
I have usually decorated for Fall by now, but not
this year.  Even last year with the wedding fast
approaching and no extra time, I still had it
all finished.  Maybe tomorrow when the 
weather breaks I will be inspired.
I do have two little hints of Fall in my house to
share.  This is my wonderful antique dough bowl
filled with dried stuff (can you see the dried mini 
pineapples), pine cones, nuts, and great
smelling potpourri and my "mulled cider"
candle.  My favorite scent this time of year.
This has nothing to do with Fall, but I thought
I would show you my guest bathroom that has 
my collection of silhouettes.  This doesn't show
them all.  I'm just a little obsessed with them.
The one in the upper right is one of my designs.
 I will have some more
sneak peaks soon and "wares" for sale.
In regard to the "Stitching Lady" journals
a few posts back.  I titled it All Gone and many
of you thought I meant they were all gone.  I
was referring to the four journals on the
previous post for the special price.  All of
the journals are available and will continue to
be at the $10.00 price.  Hope this clears up
the confusion.  I need to think a little more
before I write.  
"Many Happy Stitches"


  1. Love your little "peak" into Fall. Can't believe it's still 90 there! The silhouettes are great...I am fortunate to have mine, my children and my grandchildren.

    Hope Fall arrives there soon!

  2. It was 74 here today and that's a little warmer than what we've been seeing lately. Fall is definitely here! Your fall arrangement is really lovely! I also burn a mulled cider scent. Mmmmm! Makes me want to bake!

  3. Got my journal in the mail the other day and it's so pretty. Thanks Sandra.

  4. I love your collection of silhouettes. I have two that I stitched back in 1992/93 both by the Cricket Collection. One is of a stitching lady with a basket at her feet and has an alphabet sampler in the background. The other is a lady quilting which originally had quilt squares in the background but I superimposed her on the same sampler as the first one so I have a matching pair.