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".

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Post Christmas Wishes!

Good Morning Everyone!
Just wanted to say how sorry I am to have not sent out 
Christmas wishes.  Unfortunately, the respiratory
thing I mentioned on the 17th only got worse,
resulting in two trips to the DR.  I really thought I
was developing pneumonia.  They gave me a breathing
treatment and medicine on the first trip.  After 5 days I
was having bad reactions to that and really not getting
any better, so the day after Christmas I got a new antibiotic 
and am finally starting to feel a little better.  Nothing was
really ready for Christmas - not the baking, the wrapping,
or the Christmas tree.  The tree was finally decorated by
Hollis and Lehmer Christmas Eve.  
Regardless of all the sick drama with me, we still had
a wonderful time.  Avery was just adorable and if
you will bear with me I'd like to share a few
pictures.  The block above is covered with my favorite
pictures of him since his birth.  The bottom has a
picture of Hollis, Paul, and Avery.  His
name and date of birth are stamped on the top.
I had so much fun making it.  I think it will be
my annual ornament for him.
This was the picture for Hollis and Paul's
Christmas card.  The huge Stieff bear is Hollis'.
When she was just a few years old, I found that
wonderful bear at an antique shoppe for just a
small amount.  What a treasure.  Even his growler
still works.
Here he is in his Christmas PJ's being read
"The Night Before Christmas".  Lehmer read this to
Cameron and Hollis on Christmas Eve for years.
So, the tradition continues.  Unfortunately, his Daddy,
Paul had to work on Christmas Eve.  I hope
that next year Avery will stay up later, so Paul
can take over.
Lastly, a picture of him in his "Radio Flyer"
push wagon - a gift from Lehmer and I and his
Uncle Cameron.

Our beautiful Christmas tree that got decorated
just in time.
To all of my friends out there, I wish you
"Merriness" for the rest of the year and
for all of your "New Year".


  1. What a lovely post. Children make Christmas. Hope your feeling better soon.

  2. What beautiful photos and memories! I'm glad that you were able to enjoy the holiday despite your illness. I hope you're feeling much better now and on the mend.
    Blessings to you and your family for a Happy(and Healthy) New Year!

  3. hope you are feeling much better soon and just loved the eye candy of such beautiful Christmas memories of the wee one :) love his little truck :) wishing you a very merry stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxx

  4. I hope you're feeling better soon Sandra.
    What an awful time of year to be sick.
    What a cute keepsake ornament for Avery.
    Also, great pic of him and Grandpa.
    He is growing fast!

  5. So sorry you have been so ill, but how wonderful to still be able to spend time with the family. Avery is adorable...May you enjoy many more times with him in 2012!

  6. How sweet your little grandson is, Sandra!! I'm sure he'll have many memorable adventures in his new red wagon :)

    Hope you feel 100% very soon! Wishing you and your family a most memorable new year!

  7. He is just adorable! Your tree is beautiful. I love his pictures, and that wagon!

  8. i hope you feels better soon deary..
    aww your grandson is so cute..
    the tree is so lovely..
    love for you cucki xx

  9. Very beautiful pics.
    I do understand how you feel and I am glad you are feeling better.
    Happy New Year to you and yours.

  10. Pretty slick radio flyer, and happy holidays to you. Richard

  11. Beautiful photos Sandra - oh, I'm so smitten with that wonderful Steiff bear. What a treasured find that was! He's huge! Hope you're feeling better - I can empathize - seems like I always get that respiratory crud right before the holidays - and then it just keeps morphing into new and worse maladies....This year, thank the Lord, I've been spared so far. Wishing you a new year full of joy and hope. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin