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, June 25, 2012

A Drawing

Good Morning Everyone!
Do you like candles as much as I do?  My absolute
favorite scent for several seasons of the year is "Citrus and 
Sage" by Yankee Candle and we all know how expensive 
Yankee Candles are.  But I pay the price because I
love it so.  I did sigh up for their email so I get
coupons occasionally.  
But, I have found a little treasure, in of all places.  -
Walmart.  They have a candle right now that is
called "Lemongrass and Verbena".  It is a much lighter
scent than my favorite but is really nice and it is a
lovely green which is great for decorating this time
of the year.  I liked it so much, I bought all they had at
 my local Walmart, (which wasn't many) so it is a good thing 
you don't live near me.  I'm afraid they will not restock it for
the rest of the season.  If you do take a chance and
get one, I hope you will like it.
Here it is on a cupboard on my back porch.  It
goes so well out there with the plants and other
touches of green on the porch.   I wrapped it in this
great straw type ribbon.  The stitching is done on
linen banding and tied on the candle.
This little candle wrap will be a free graph for all
of you, but you will have to wait until I get back
home later in the week.  I don't have access to
my graphing software and all the other things I
need to post it for you.  But I will get it done.
You have to be a follower and send me a comment.
I will be sending THREE of you a little project pack
which will include the straw ribbon, the linen
banding, the waxed cording, and the graph
to make a candle wrap.  You have until Sunday
evening to make a comment.

I did make great progress on all of my 2012
Annual Ornaments.  One is almost finished and 
I have to pick the colors for the other two and
start the stitching.  I'm very excited about how
they are turning out.
Plus, Cameron and I made a little more progress
on my new website.  So exciting!
Well, I am in Richmond, and Avery is taking a nap,
so I must go and get as much done as possible 
before the little crawling/almost walking person
wakes up.  No working for me after that. 
Have a great day.  Hope to hear from all of you.
Many Happy Stitches,


  1. I love candles too, and I really like that candle wrap. Please add my name to the drawing! Thanks!

  2. Very unique candle wrapping! Please enter me as well. Thank you!

  3. Hi, Sandra ~ I love the candle wrap & love candles. I always have one burning where I can keep an eye on it. You best get everything done now before Avery starts walking, after that it's over, lol. Love my grandchildren so much, they bring such joy into our lives.

  4. Sandra,

    I would love to be entered in your drawing/giveaway. Thanks for the recommendation on the candle at Walmart - I like something lighter in the summer time, I will try this if my store has it in stock. ~Ann

  5. I love your candle wrap. I like all things primitive so this is very eye catching to me. I also like the pewter dish that you have it displayed in. Oh, please enter me in your drawing.

  6. I love candles too - so much so that I sold Partylight for several years and now I'm a real candle snob - their candles (Colonial Candles) burned the best - down to absolutely nothing. I think they made a Lemongrass and Verbena candle. Verbena is such a wonderful fresh fragrance. I'd love to be entered in your drawing.

  7. Your candle has a warm welcoming look. Love! C

  8. Love the candle wrap!!! I'm so looking forward to the new ornaments!!!

    1. Thanks about the ornaments. It won't be long now. So sweet of you to mention them.
      Many Happy Stitches,

  9. I love the candle wrap and would love to stitch one - please enter me in your drawing. Thanks so much!

  10. I love candles too.

    Thanks for the drawing and please enter me.

    (I'm already a follower.)

  11. I would love to be entered in your drawing. I love candles!!! It will give me something to do while I recouperate from my fractured femur..... Thanks

    1. Oh, my goodness, Pat. I didn't know about your injury. That is terrible. I wish you a speedy recovery. At least you can still stitch.
      Gives you something to do while you are pretty stationary.
      Best wishes to you,

  12. It looks great! I would love to have it! Thanks for all your ideas!

  13. Thank your for offering this summery giveaway!

  14. What a great idea..please enter me in your sweet giveaway; who doesn't love candles?? LOL

    Hugs, Shar

  15. I love the scent of candles and would love to enter your wonderful summer giveaway. I think the candle wrap is a wonderful addition to a jar candle. Thanks for sharing and thank you for the chance.

  16. I would love to enter your drawing. The candle wrap is darling.

  17. Hi Sandra,
    LOVE Yankee Candles, and think they are worth every penny. As it happens, Citrus and Sage is MY favorite scent, too. The candle wrap is a cute idea, and I look forward to seeing your latest edition of ornaments.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter your drawing.


  18. Candle wrap is a great idea. I am going to check my Walmart for the Lemongrass and Verbena scent candle. Thanks for the opportunity.

  19. I've got to check out Walmart. I'm sure I'll love the Lemongrass & Verbena scent! Please enter me in your drawing. Love your designs!!!

  20. Oh the candle with it's trims is lovely! Will have to take your advise and check it out. Please enter me in your drawing..thanks for the opportunity.

    Judy heartland stitcher

  21. Your candle wrap is darling. Thank you for holding the draw. I love all your stuff!!! My daughter and I are big Yankee fans. We'll check Walmart, too.

  22. I love the candle wraps!!! It would look lovely on one of my candles; Thanks for the offer!!!

  23. What a great giveaway!! I love that candle wrap, and will try and get one of the candles at Walmart!!
    Please enter mein your drawing!!!

    Ellen S

  24. wal-mart does at times have some good smelling candles. my fav. is from Better Homes & Gardens[wal-mart] is "Candied Caramel Pecan" but it's hard to find. the BG&H melts are good ,too. Denise

  25. Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

  26. Love your designs will be going to Walmart tomorrow to check out the candle look forward to the graph I would love the little kit thanks for many happy years of stitching!

    Kathy l.

  27. I would love to win your cool candle wrap design.

  28. That is such a lovely touch to the candle. I would love to win the giveaway! I am a follower of your blog!

    1. Bellissima questa candela e anche l'addobbo !!! Grazie per lo schema del post successivo.


  29. My favorite candle is the cranberry, I just love that smell.
    Thanks for the lovely give away.

  30. Love your designs, have been stitching them for years and hope to for years to come. The candle wrap is darling, please include me in the drawing. Thanks you.

  31. Love the candle wrap! Please enter me in your drawing! That's so generous of you, Sandra!
    And thanks also for the free chart!

  32. Oh my, this is the cutest and I really need this candle right now. We are having a wicked storm here in DC. Please enter me. Thanks. Stevemarty@msn.com

  33. This is adorable and I am going to make some. I would love to enter the drawing. I am a follower but under my old blog. It was full and I just started a new one.

    Hugs from Holland ~