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".

Friday, January 20, 2012

Valentine Decorating

Good Afternoon Everyone!
First of all, I wanted to thank you for the orders
for my Valentine special in the last Blog
entry.  All have been shipped so you should
have them in plenty of time for your
Valentine decorating or gifting.
Speaking of Valentine decorating, do
you do very much?  I did more when my
children were at home, but now I just do
a little.  Of course, when Avery gets a little
older I'll be excited about decorating for him.
This is the extent of my decorating for this
All of my red needlework accessories and a 
simple antique sampler.  I just got the table
runner -- perfect for Valentine's Day.
By the way, the antique sampler has been 
reproduced, so it is available if you like it.
This heart shaped basket is filled with "vintage"
valentines.  Most of these came from my
Grandmother.  She kept every card and letter
she ever received.  I am so thankful that I have
some of them.
A few heart shaped cookie cutters in my kitchen
bay window.  This time next year I'll be making
cookies for little Avery.
I hope all of you have a great weekend.  I'll be
back soon with my new things.
Many Happy Stitches,


  1. Hi, Sandra ~ love your special touches for Valentine's Day and the cards, what special treasures. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Lovely decorations! Where do I find the little red sampler chart? Thank you.

  3. Lovely decorating Sandra! I haven't decorated at Valentines Day since my boys left home. Perhaps it's time I did so again!