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, May 23, 2011

I Have a Name!!

Good Evening Everyone!
I know you think I have closed up shoppe.  Not 
completely, but close.  We have just been totally obsessed 
with "baby stuff" and loving every minute of it.  Hollis had
 a beautiful shower this past Saturday, hosted by some of 
my wonderful and generous friends here in Fredericksburg.  
It was all so sweet. I wanted to share with you some of the 
things I have made for the baby.
My good friend, Ethel, gave me a set of "onesies" very
soon after I told her about the baby.  She said I was to
adorn them, so this is what I did.
I guess I have just announced his name as well.
Avery Paul
We just love it.
Also, I painted this little stool for him.  I was just
going to buy an unfinished stool from a craft store,
but Hollis and I were antiquing a few weeks ago
and found this old stool that someone had already
painted and was almost an exact match to the wall
paint.  How amazing is that!   Of course, it is a 
little big for him now, but he will grow into it.

Hope you don't mind reading "baby news".  I promise
to have needlework news in a day or two.
Many Happy Stitches,


  1. I love your onesies and the stool! There is never a bad moment to share happy baby news!


  2. No way did we think that; though my heart moved towards my throat when my eyes caught the phrases "most of you" "closed up Shoppe"--so glad this wasn't really an announcement of such.

    Love the onesies, especially the bunny. :D

    Avery is such a handsome name; somehow it seems cute for a little on, but will be so distinguished when he is grown, too!

    Hollis, also, seems unusual and elegant to me--if you don't mind me asking is it a family name?

  3. Oh, PS!--I love the stool, and am crossing my fingers that you'll share an updated nursery pic (with wardrobe!) in the future. :D

  4. The Stool is adorable, love the turtle!! You did a beautiful job on the onsies....You are so creative!!!

  5. Glad to hear all is baby well, great job on such a cute stool and onsies. Needlework or not, I'm here to stay:) Have a great week.

  6. Wonderful job on the onsies!! Love that stool too. Getting ready for baby's arrival is sooo much fun! I love the name choice, btw.

  7. awww lovely the little vests are really sweet :) love the stool too :)are we going to get a photo of the nursery then ???? and a lovely name picked for the wee one :) love mouse xxxx

  8. Oh--those onesies are just adorable, Sandra, as is the stool... What a great grandma you're going to be to little Avery:)