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, December 12, 2010

Decorating More and More

Good Evening Everyone,
First of all, thank you so much for your
care and concern about my car accident
and your comments about my decorating.
  Thank goodness it has not left me too sore
 and stiff because there is no time to waste.
Is everyone as frazzled as I am?  I have been
decorating all afternoon like a crazy person, but 
I am beginning to see the end.  I cut a whole
bunch of magnolia yesterday and will do some
pine and holly tomorrow after things dry out
a bit.  It has been raining for about twenty four
hours.  I'm not going to complain about that.
I feel so sorry for those who are suffering
with the blizzard conditions.  
This evening I hope to wrap a few presents, 
address a few Christmas cards, and begin 
prepping for my Christmas luncheon on 
Wednesday.  I've been hosting this
employee/friend luncheon for years and
I enjoy it so much.  For some reason though,
I just cannot make up my mind about the
food.  A real problem  - don't you agree.
I'll let you know what I decide.
Here are a few more pictures of the
marathon decorating.
My Charlie Brown tree in the kitchen. 
The rocking chair was my husband's.
Appropriately painted a Christmas red.
Living room.

Breakfast room. 
Dining room.
Many of the toys are ones that belonged
to me and my husband.  
Many of the other toys are antiques I
have collected.

The guitar was mine.  Can you believe
that.  No musical talent here! 

The glass ornaments in the bowl belonged to
my husband's parents.  We used to put them on
our tree.  Unfortunately, our tree fell years ago
and we lost many of them.  Now they are 
displayed in a safe place, I hope.
Kitchen window. 
Keeping room window. 

More to come.  I hope to put up our real tree
tomorrow.  I want it up before my
luncheon.  Have a good evening.  On to the
Christmas cards.
Merry Stitches,


  1. Your decorating is so interesting and fun to look at - I would spend hours at your house going from room to room, tree to tree - I love the wire & bead (Victorian)tree in your previous post, as well as the feather tree! Looks like you have made tons of decorating progress.

    Glad you are doing okay after your accident - I think I would feel somewhat like a target too. It doesn't sound like you had as much physical issues as you did this fall - that's a good thing. And although it's a hassel and expense, I'd rather have car repairs/replacement than to have surgery or worse. Try to keep positive and enjoy your holiday luncheon!

  2. Your house looks beautiful!!! So glad you are feeling better!!! Good luck on your menu for the luncheon!!!

    Ellen S

  3. Oh Sandra, it all looks splendid! Wish I had the knack for decorating like you.
    I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better. Looking forward to pics of your tree!