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, August 4, 2011

Little Avery Is Here

Good Evening Everyone!
With much relief and happiness, I want to announce
that we have been blessed with a healthy and adorable
grandson.  Avery was born August 2nd.  Both Hollis
and Avery are doing beautifully.  Unfortunately,
things didn't happen easily.  Hollis had to have a
C-section, so her recovery will be a little longer.
I want to take this time to thank you so much for
all of your well wishes over the months and for
listening to me and looking at all the things I
made for this little guy.  It has meant so much to
me that there are so many of you out there who
think about us and care enough to write.  It
touches my heart.  You are all wonderful.
Now that he is here I will be gone for a little
while, spending time in Richmond helping
Hollis recover and do whatever I can to help.
Time permitting, I may share some of my happiness
with you, if you don't mind.  Faye will be manning
the telephones and shipping.  Unfortunately, I'm the
one who does all of the printing, so some orders
may be delayed.  I hope you will understand.
I'll be in touch,


  1. OMG!!! He is so cute. Enjoy your time with them. Blessings to you and your family.

  2. What a beautiful little guy! Congratulations to you and your family..... glad to hear everyone is doing well.

  3. What a handsome little fellow. Enjoy spoilng him while you can!! Blessings to you and your family....(millstonemercantile)

  4. Sandra, What a handsome young man! I wish both mom and baby well and a speedy recovery to your daughter.

  5. Oh my, he's beautiful!! Congratulations to all of you. Enjoy the many blessings of a grandson. Can't wait to hear how much pleasure he will bring!

  6. Congratulations Sandra! Such a handsome fellow.

  7. Congratulations! Grandchildren are such a blessing! May you enjoy your time with family! Hugs, Maggee from Virginia Beach (Dyeing to Stitch)

  8. Look at all that beautiful hair !!! He is a beautiful baby. Glad Hollis is doing fine.Tell her don't be lifting!! Congrats Sandra!

  9. Congratulations! On your new grandbaby he is darling, love his dark locks. August 2nd is a very special day to be born a little Leo the lion, my youngest son was born on that day 26 years ago.

  10. Adorable! And he looks to be a big boy already! Tell Hollis to take care of herself and Congrats to the whole family!

  11. He's a keeper!
    Look at all of that dark hair!
    Congrats to all, and hope Hollis has a quick recovery.

  12. Congratulations to all, what a beautiful baby! Have fun spoiling that lil' doll.

  13. What a beautiful baby. Congratulations to everyone and best wishes for a long and happy life to Avery.

  14. ohhhh he is adorable :) wish I was nearer for a cuddle :( .... enjoy having him while he is little and spoiling him .. and I hope Hollis has a speedy recovery from the op :) love mouse xxxx

  15. Congratulations Sandra!! He is beautiful!!

  16. Wonderful news, Avery is as sweet as can be. Heartfelt congrats to you and family, I know you all will enjoy this very special time:)

  17. He is so sweet. Congratulations to you all!

  18. Oh, he is adorable, Sandra! Sending my heartfelt congratulations to you all and wishing Hollis a speedy recovery! Grandchildren are such wonderful blessings... enjoy your special time with him! Blessings always in stitches...

  19. He's beautiful Sandra! Look at all that lovely hair. My boys were all born with peach fuzz for hair.
    Many congratulations to you and family. Take your time enjoying your little blessing!

  20. Congratulations, grandmum!!! What a beautiful baby to spoil!! Wishing Hollis a speedy recovery....Enjoy your time with them!! Safe travels....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  21. What a sweet pic - love the hair (mine had that much almost when born almost 18 years ago...but it was white blonde so it didn't show up that much)! Congrats to you Grandma - and hope Hollis has a quick recovery....and good homecoming to Avery to his newly discovered family.


  22. What a doll. Congratulations to all -- and enjoy spoiling your daughter and grandson.

  23. Wonderful! So glad to hear that mom and baby are safe and settling in! Enjoy your time there. :D

  24. Beautiful, beautiful baby! My son's birthday is also the 2nd. Mine is the 7th. A great month to be born in if I don't say so myself!

    Congratulations friend...

    ~~Peggy Lee

  25. What joyful news, Sandra!! May little Avery be blessed with much love and laughter throughout his life. Please congratulate your daughter and her husband and enjoy your grandma time :)

  26. Congratulations!! He is adorable. Best wishes to Hollis for a speedy recovery.