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, June 16, 2012

Continuing A Series

Hi Everyone!
First of all I wanted to share with you a wonderful
gift I received from Hollis.  Bless her heart, she 
gave it to me just because she knew I would love it
and I do.  Sorry it isn't morning anymore, but I took
it this AM and couldn't get to the blog.  I think she
believes my memory needs some help.  
Unfortunately, she is right!
It has a scalloped tin back with the chalkboard 
painted on top of it.  It is hanging from a set of
shutters that covers the side of my frig.  Just perfect!
In another post, I want to show you a chalk board
that I made for Hollis.  This chalk board paint 
has opened a whole world of possibilities.
Now, on to cross stitch.  I don't know if you have ever
seen these designs.  It was meant to be a seasonal
series and I just didn't get it finished in a timely
fashion.  Well, it is finally coming together, and
the next season, Summer, will be ready soon.  So,
to refresh your memory, here are the first two and
a glimpse of Summer.  

I want to wish all the Father's in your lives, a
wonderful Father's Day.  Paul will be having his
first Father's Day.  So special for him I am sure.
Lehmer has had many Father's Days, but we
try to make everyone of them more special
than the last.  He is so great, so special, and
so loved by all of us.
Hope you have a great weekend and can squeeze
in a few 
"Happy Stitches",


  1. The chalkboard is nice.
    I'm glad ou are continuing that series.
    Can't wait to see the other 2.
    Happy Father's Day to Paul & Lehmer.

  2. love your new gift .... think I need one of those too ...lol
    love the designs and the sneak peak :) and hope the boys have a lovely fathers day :)
    love mouse xxxx

  3. I love your new set of grids! I am certain they will have great success! I crack already, in the meantime, I embroider your past creations