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".

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Merry May

Good Afternoon Everyone!
I hope all is well with everyone during what I hope will be a
 "Merry Month Of May".  
The weather has finally settled down around here for now. 
We were so fortunate not to have tornadoes in Fredericksburg. 
We did have tornado watches here and some warnings near here.
I cannot imagine the fear, sadness, and loss that so many have
experienced as a result of such horrible weather.  My heart
goes out to all of them.  
I am sorry I have been absent for so long.  Suffice it to say
we have been really busy around here and if we haven't
been busy here, we've been busy in Richmond.  
The baby's room is coming along nicely.  It is now painted the
most wonderful shade of blue/green.  Not turquoise, not aqua. 
I don't know what to call it, but it is very soft and sweet.  
Hollis bought the most charming old armoire and I
 painted it the same color as the walls.  A sweet little corner
cabinet was painted the same color.  I cannot wait to share.
This is so much fun!!
Armoire before being painted -

This is the baby cradle that Cameron and Hollis slept
in next to my bed when they were first born.  Note
the little dowel in the upright, you pull that out and
you can rock the cradle.  We cleaned it and
took it to Richmond last weekend.  Before we knew
it, Hollis' cat, Sasha, had made it her own.  Is this
going to be a problem?  I don't know.
I need to share with you my new designs.  I am really
behind in updates.  Hopefully, everything will be shown
here and in my Etsy shoppe soon.  
 I want to announce that my WEBSITE will not be updated 
any longer.  It is having major problems, so we are 
going to have to construct a new site.  The WEBSITE will 
stay as is so you can refer to it for past products.  Please use 
this BLOG to see all new releases.  I will also be using 
FACE BOOK to let you know about new things.  
Take care everyone.  I hope you are enjoying
"Many Happy Stitches",


  1. ooohhh that little wardrobe is lovely and mmmm cat in cradle not good ..lol may have to rig a cat net on it .... love mouse xxx

  2. Getting ready for baby's arrival must be so much fun! That wardrobe is gorgeous!!
    As for Sasha, she may not want to get all that close once baby's in the cradle. Then again she might be curious. You'll just have to play it by ear and see how she responds. Our cats always tended to ignore the baby.