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".

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I'm Still Here!

Hi Everyone!
I cannot believe that it has been almost a month
since my last post.  I guess you all thought I had
gone to Richmond for good.  Well, I just about
have for various reasons.   Avery went to day
care for his first three days and what happens -
he gets a cold with a slight fever, etc.  Poor
Hollis and Paul, welcome to parenthood.  Anyway,
he is better now, so I came home Wednesday
and have been working on the Online Show
and trying to catch up.  We had to get things
shipped to Attic Needlework for a Trunk Show.  
 If you are in the Meza, Arizona area, many of my 
models will be there for about a month.
If you have never read a newsletter from Attic
Needlework, then you are in for a real treat.
Please go to
You won't be sorry!!!!!
I was so shocked when I opened an email from
Terri Stanley and saw this fabulous display of my
"HALLOWEEN YEAR" collection. 
Everyone of them is finished in her own special
way.  She definitely has a flare for finishing.
Thank you Terri for sharing this with me!!!!!
Well, I have to get back to the Online Show.  I still
have a lot to do and the deadline for everything to
be in place is Monday.  Before I go back to Richmond
(I am taking care of Avery on Mondays and Tuesdays)
I hope to show you a little glimpse of new designs.
Many Happy Stitches,


  1. Good to hear from you! I'm looking forward to you ONS offerings.

    That basket of goodness is amazing! How wonderful to see them all worked up together by a fan. I have my House on Pumpkin Hill all done, but I still need to learn how to do the colonial knots! I know French style, but...

    I am also glad to hear that Avery weathered his first (?) cold well. And, good going doing that care-taking Mondays and Tuesdays!

  2. Oh...poor Avery - and poorer still, Hollis and Paul....so scary when they're little and can't say what's wrong or what they need. Terri's basket of Halloween Year is AMAZING!!! Love each and every one - and what an incredible effect they make all grouped together...Wowsers! Wishing you luck in getting ready for the show - and a wonderful rest of the weekend! SMiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  3. I completely understand, time has been getting away from me too lately.
    Love the basket of goodies.

  4. Glad you are back! The stitcheries all together like that are amazing. I love every one of them. Your designs are so special. Good Luck with the online show. I'm that Avery got well so quickly.
    Warm Regards,

  5. Missed you...sorry Avery has been ill. Poor mommy and daddy. It's good that you can help out!

  6. Just looking at the Needlework Show. I am a follower of your blog!

  7. Love all the new designs. I am now following you on facebook as well.

  8. Hi Sandra - what a cute grandbaby you have! I hope he's feeling better soon! I love your ornaments and sewing rolls and would love to win your door prize drawing! Thanks for having it!

    Tedra Raden
    Phoenix, AZ