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".

Monday, December 27, 2010

I Don't Want It To End

Good Evening Everyone!
The magic of Christmas is so special that I
never want it to end, but everyone has left now.
Hollis and Paul packed up the car and left
this afternoon.  So sad to see them go.
 Cameron and Ashley, our son and daughter-in-law, 
left early on Christmas day because of the weather.
 Normally, they spend the night, but were afraid the snow 
would keep them from getting home and going back to 
work.  What a disappointment that they had to go. 
 It is so rare that we all get together for an extended
time.  The snow was beautiful but I would
have rather had everyone here.  My usual family
 gathering on Christmas night was canceled
 because of our snowy weather.  Every Christmas 
I cook lots of desserts and everyone comes here
for that last sweet indulgence before it is over for 
another year.  Must get the desserts in the freezer, 
or you know what will happen. 
 This is how I feel tonight. . . . 
and I might add that it is also how I look after
all the holiday indulgences.  But it was fun!!! 
That's all for tonight.  
Many Happy Stitches,


  1. That's exactly how I feel/look too, lol. That is such a cute design and I need to get him stitched! I remember selling a LOT of your charts in my shop several yrs. ago. Yours were always a favorite.

    Have a great week!


  2. What a sweet pillow. Sorry to hear that your plans were abbreviated, but at least you got to see the family. :/

    Best wishes for 2011!

  3. Sandra,
    Don't be so sad. At least you got to see them even if for a little while. They will return. They love you! I wouldn't mind sharing all those left over treats with you. Have a Happy and Safe New Year!

  4. I feel tired too, but it is always worth it. So glad you had the family all together for awhile and got to enjoy each others company. Happy New Year to you.

  5. Isn't it so true...if only we could keep Christmas in our hearts and homes a little longer. So many preparations and anticipation, and then, "poof", it is gone before we know it.
    May your heart and home be filled with love and blessings for the New Year.

  6. How disappointing that your festivities had to be cut short. I love your designs. Happy New Year!