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".

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Best Laid Plans

Hi Everyone!
I promised you would hear from me on Wednesday
when I got back from Richmond.  Well, I got back
and had to return on Thursday morning because
Avery was not getting well and could not go back
to daycare.  The DR had to put him on a steroid
and when that didn't seem to be helping, he added
an additional medicine to his nebulizer treatment.
We are all a little concerned at this point.
 He has been sick since before Christmas with this
virus.  It is just going to take more time for him
to get over this.  
 I don't know if I mentioned
it, but I had made the difficult decision not to go
to the Nashville Trade Show this year.  It is only
a few weeks away so I guess my decision was a
good one.  There is no way I can have 
enough new things ready to take to the show.
I'm still designing though and will have new 
things to share with you.  In fact, this is a tiny
little sneak peak of Spring Eggs II.  You
might remember Spring Eggs I that I did
a few years ago.  Same format for the next one.
Sweet little eggs for your Easter decorating
or gift giving.
Here is a sneak peak of Spring Eggs II.
I had a birthday a few days ago.  My Aunt
says we must always celebrate our birthdays
and never fret about how many of them we
have had.  Sometimes that is hard to do
when we look in the mirror (a magnifying
mirror I have to admit.  Another peril
of getting older - declining eyesight)
I had a wonderful birthday, thanks to family
and friends.  I just have to share something
that Hollis gave me.
She knows how much I love antique frames
and family pictures, especially ones that
include little Avery.  This is when he was only
a few weeks old.  I will treasure this always. 
I have a bookcase in the living room where 
many of my pictures are displayed.  It looks
like I'll need to move some of those books
to make room for more pictures.
Well, enough chatter for one day.  I hope all of
you are well and I'll be back soon.
Many Happy Stitches,


  1. Sandra: I am sad Avery is ill we will say a rosary for his health.

  2. Happy Belated Birthday! I hope little Avery will be feeling better soon!

  3. happy belated birthday dear..i hope sweet Avery feels better soon..
    hugs cucki xx

  4. Sandra best wishes to Avery, I hope he'll be better soon. ..and happy birthday to you even in late.
    So sad not to meet you in Nashville this year. We'll really miss you a lot. Take care and keep in touch. N.