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".

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year

Good Afternoon Everyone!

"Bless your heart, it's New Years Day,
May its gladness with you stay."

An adaptation of a verse from an
olde postcard.

I sincerely hope all of you had a wonderful
New Years Eve.  Ours was very low key but
exactly what we needed since some of us
are still suffering from whatever this
respiratory thing is. 
Avery started the New Year off right by 
sleeping through the night.  This may not 
sound very exciting, but it is just one of the
few times it has happened.  So hoping for many
more nights like it in the New Year. 

I hope my energy level picks up soon, as I need
to get inspired about Homespun Elegance.  I've
always had a hard time getting back to the
grind stone after such a long break.

Since I really do not have any stitching pictures
to share, I thought you might like to see some
of my needlework tools and vintage treasures
in my collection.  I love all of this stuff.
Just don't look too close, or you will see
all of the "vintage" dust that goes with it.

I will share some more another day.
This is another one of my collections.  There are
many more.  Just cannot help myself.

Wishing all of you a 
"Many Happy Stitches" day.


  1. Happy New Year to you also...may you have many happy days with Avery and family!

    Your collections are wonderful!

  2. Sandra ~ love your collections and if you ever want to sell any of those sheep please let me know. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  3. aww so sweet collections..i love everything so much..
    happy new year
    cucki xx

  4. Happy new year to you :) woo hooo to the all night sleeping and love your collections ... i have my mums old sylko set of drawers with the old bobbins in my craft room :) love mouse xxxx

  5. I love your collections, I am a sewing collector of all pincushions I am in awe of your collection, thank-you for sharing.

  6. Hi Sandra,
    I saw your picture of all your pincushions and had to come for a look!!! *SWOON* They are all truly amazing and I love all the little scissors and other great old accessories for stitchers....simply heavenly!!
    I also collect and make pincushions and love anything that has to do with stitching so I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate seeing your fabulous collection!!
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year~~

  7. You, my friend, have one amazing collection of sewing goodes...WOW!!! They're hard to find in these parts, and when I do see them, I have to talk myself out of taking a second mortgage on our house. And the sheep - oh the glorious sheep. I can't resist those either....I have a small collection of Putz and everyone who sees them (other than my understanding and like-minded blog buddies) wonder why I want more because "they all look alike." Silly, silly, them.....Hope you're enjoying your weekend....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  8. Gladyou are feeling better, Sandra. Happy New YEar! Love the pics of your grandbaby, especially being read to on Christmas Eve - reminded me of reading to my own son and the time he spent on my dad's lap...