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, December 17, 2011

Merry Christmas Ya'll

Good Evening Everyone!
I'm feeling a little better today.  My stress level
has  been over the top lately as I am sure you
could tell.  To add to that, my dish washer 
chose the week before the busiest cooking
week of the year to croak.  So,
instead of doing Christmas things last night,
Lehmer and I were out in the madness on 
a Friday night making a hasty decision about
a dishwasher.  Thank goodness they can
install it on Wednesday.  To add insult to injury,
I gave a lousy upper respiratory thing going on
(but a little better today due to lots of meds).
Now, for the good news - the tree is finally up
and it smells so good (even with the respiratory
thing I can still smell it).  Makes me happy indeed.  
Even got a little decorating done today, but there
are boxes everywhere.  I sure hope we do  not
have any unexpected guests.  Went to my
friend's house today and cut lots of magnolia
for decorating.  I have plenty of boxwood and
holly on our property, so it is just a matter of
picking it.
Going to Richmond tomorrow to see my sweet
Avery and celebrate my sweet Hollis' birthday. 
I am lugging all of my ingredients, pans,
and recipes so I can bake while babysitting
Monday and Tuesday.  This should be
interesting, but hopefully he will take
some good naps for me.
Anyway, just checking in with all of you
and thanking you for all of your sweet
comments of late.  To Mouse - I wanted to
say that I didn't dare mention how many
candles will be on her cake.  You know how
women are about those numbers, even though
she is still so young. 
Take care and "Be Merry"!!


  1. Feel better soon...enjoy your time with Avery and his mommy and daddy!

  2. Wishing you a holiday filled with family and love. Sorry you're not feeling well, hope you're better and less stressed before Santa arrives...

  3. Count your blessings Sweetie - at least you have a dishwasher to croak....Me, I've never been so blessed. ;o) Hope you enjoy your time with Avery and Hollis - sounds homey, comfy, and festive.....Wishing you a joy-filled week....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  4. How lucky you are being able to babtsit, I donot have children, so will never be a Grandmother.
    Baking sounds like a yummy idea I am only going to make trifle and some cakeballs, not much baking this year.
    Merry Christmas to You and Your Family.

  5. I hope you have a wonderful time with your grand babies. Merry Christmas


  6. hello dear, have a lovely time with your grand child..sending you big hugs
    merry christmas to you too.
    cucki xx

  7. I am GLAD that you are working on a "tradition" of mellowing out and enjoying the season when your other "Tradtions" won't fall into line despite your best efforts!

    Have a great time with your birthday celebrating and baking!

  8. Hope you feel better quickly, enjoy Avery. I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!

  9. Sandra, have a great Christmas!