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".

Friday, September 23, 2011

New Stuff!

Good Afternoon Everyone!
 I want to share
with you the last of the three new publications
that were shipped to shoppes and distributors
a few days ago.
"Be Truly Thankful"
What a wonderful time of the year and it is fast
approaching.  Just enough time though to stitch
this quick design and have it ready for your
Fall displays.  Everyone at the Sullivan household
is even more thankful this year.  Cannot wait to
see little Avery at our Thanksgiving table.
Also, wanted to share with you that I have a design
in both the new publications from
~~ Just Cross Stitch ~~ 
Halloween Collection Book
the 20ll Christmas Ornaments Magazine.
The pre-finished stocking was designed
and made by Olde Colonial Designs. 
They should be available at your shoppe.
If not, you may get them from me.
Both of these publications are the bargain of
the year.  Filled with dozens of unique
designs for your stitching pleasure.  You
won't be disappointed!
I hope you are having a great day.  I am playing
catch up around here ~ printing publications, working
on new ones, working on some special things
for the Online Show in October, etc.  Never a dull
moment.  I hope to have time this weekend to
update my ETSY site.  Many of you have asked 
where the new things are.  I just haven't had
time to do it.  If you want something though
all you have to do is a Conversation on the
ETST site or call/email me.  It is never a 
Be back soon.
Many Happy Stitches,

Monday, September 19, 2011

Time To Share

Good Evening Everyone!
Just wanted to let you know that 
Cinnamon Stick Santa XXIII
"Such Delight"
is about to be shipped.
Here he is along with a special
bag to hold your delights!!

Hope you like my Cinnamon Stick Santa.
I cannot believe that I have been doing
this series for 23 years.  Boy am I old.
So many Christmases ~ So many delights!
Many Merry Stitches,

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I'm Back From The Beach!

Hello Everyone!
I hope everyone had as wonderful a week as I have
had.  Building memories with my precious
grandson, Hollis, Paul, and Lehmer will be forever
cherished.  We played with Avery, ate wonderful food, 
played with Avery, sat on the beach, played with Avery,
put together a complicated puzzle, played with
Avery, sat on the deck looking at the ocean and
watching beautiful sunsets.  My only regret is that
it had to end.  I do have wonderful pictures to
show you.  I will only bore you with a few
special ones though.

Anyway I am back and I have to get back to
reality and that means I have to finish my new
designs and get them shipped this week.
Stockings 'A Plenty I
This is one of the three that will ship this week.  The
stockings are pre-finished for your stitching pleasure.
Note the tiny ornament tucked between the top
two stockings - another option for the designs.
I'll post pictures of the other two publications
sometime this week.
Nice to visit with you again.  
Many Happy Stitches,

Friday, September 2, 2011

Too Quiet Here

Hi Everyone!
It is too quiet here.  Hollis and Avery went back
to Richmond yesterday evening.  They finally got
their electricity back after the hurricane.  Such
mixed emotions.  Of course I wanted them to have
electricity, but I sure hated to see them go.  I also know Paul
was anxious to see his little boy and Hollis.  So I had to 
let them go.  Faye is off today and Lehmer is playing golf, 
so I am here alone.  The last few days were very hectic also 
because Faye and I were trying to get my Trunk Show
together to go to Notforgotten Farm.  Lori's "Gathering" is 
September 17th.  I hope some of you get to go. 
 It will be wonderful. 
I need to thank all of you again for your continued
comments about the baby, the hurricane, the earthquake.
I hope I won't be adding any more weather events to
the list any time soon.  But, there is another hurricane
brewing and our vacation at the beach could be
affected.  I sure hope not, we have so been looking
forward to this.  It will be Avery's first beach trip!!
Thought you might like a little look at some new
designs in the works.
The first is
"Be Truly Thankful".  
We have so many things to
be thankful for this year, plus I truly love Thanksgiving.
one of the designs in my two stocking publications.
Quick and easy, plus you can get the stocking
already made.  There is also a red stocking.  Of course, 
they make adorable ornaments on their own.  
Another picture of my favorite topic of conversation.
Sorry for the blurriness.
Hope all of you have a wonderful holiday
weekend.   I know there are many people 
in our country still suffering from Hurricane
Irene.  I hope everything possible is being
done to ease their troubles.
Many Happy Stitches,