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 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,


  1. I'm going to have a hard time waiting to see the entire Thanksgiving design! I'll say a prayer that your vacation goes smoothly; we can't have Avery's first beach vacation be anything but perfect!

  2. I love your designs...but I must say, I do so love seeing Avery and hearing how wonderful he is!

  3. I am so glad to hear that all is well and only electricity was off, I love your new design I look forward to seeing it at my favorite needlecraft shop.
    Please keep posting about Avery it is so much fun to read about him.

  4. Love the stockings! And the picture of the baby is so sweet - what a proud grandma you must be! Have a good, long weekend.

    Sherry :0)

  5. Glad to hear all is well with your family (regarding the hurricane).

    I put some stitches into House on Pumpkin Hill this week--enjoying it! :D

    Thanks for the sneak peeks; I saw a preview of the JCS Christmas Ornament issue today and thought I espied your work there, too. :)

  6. Great new designs Sandra - and congrats on being part of Lori's trunk show - sure wish I were going!! Love the photo of you and Avery....you're not a proud g-ma are you?? ;o) Wishing Hollis and Avery safe travels home - and hope the weather cooperates for your vacation - sounds like you've had enough "weather" situations for a while!! Have a great holiday weekend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  7. Hi, Sandra ~ how sad to see them go but I'm glad their electriciy is back. You sure look like one proud grandma, I know how precious those grandbabies are, we now have 3 and the little boys are coming over Monday for a sleepover. Can't wait. Love the sneak peek of your new design. Safe travels on your vacation.

  8. Please email me regarding a couple of your designs. Blessings, Shirlee

  9. Can you tell me where I can get these pre-made stockings? Thank you :o)