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".

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Running Out Of Time

Good Morning Everyone!
Are you running out of time too?  Getting a
little frantic around here, but I just had to share
this finish with you.  I got a wonderful email
from Christie Lafranconi.  She shared with
me how she had been to my shoppe many,
many years ago and has been stitching my
designs for a very long time.  Here is what
she shared with me about how she did these
ornaments from "Four-Square Christmas".
"I love your patterns and especially the 
Christmas ornaments stitched on perfo-
rated paper.  This year I wanted to stitch 
new ornaments for friends and family and I 
decided to try using the "Four-Square
Christmas" pattern and see how these patterns
would look on perforated paper.  I stitched
the ornaments, backed them with brown
paper using Stitchwitchery to bind the
paper to the ornament, cut each one out 
separately leaving one square border from
the edge of the design and then sprayed
them lightly with adhesive and sprinkled 
with fine crystal glitter.  They look
wonderful and remind me of German
Springerle cookie. I've attached a photo...
the best I could take but really doesn't
show them off to their best advantage.
Thank you for your wonderful patterns
and for giving me many, many years of
happy stitching!"
 I would wish all of you "Merry Stitches", but if 
you are like me, there isn't much time to stitch
this week.  So, instead I will wish you joy in
your preparations.  
"Merry Noel",


  1. Christie did a wonderful job stitching and finishing your patterns...thanks for sharing.
    I think we all may be running out of time but this year I'm not letting it bother me. Maybe it comes from age, but one needs to slow down to truly enjoy the season.

    Sandra, Many blessings and much happiness to you and your family this Christmas. Can't wait to see what designs you have for us in 2011!

    Merry Christmas!

  2. The ornaments Christine made up are so cute! I hope your DH is feeling better and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. They are kind of Springerle cookies! I love the sparkly touch. I hope to stitch some tomorrow afternoon - but that is counting on help in the kitchen from my son and hubsand - so we'll see.

    Enjoy Christmas - peace!