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, June 22, 2012

Taking A Break

Good Afternoon!
My eyes are about to cross from graphing.  I have
to say that this is not my favorite part of the design
process.  I'm happy that I don't have to use rub
on symbols anymore (showing my age), but still
have to complain every now and then.
"The Way To A Friend's House 
Is Never Far"
A long out-of-print publication prompted me to 
update a popular design from it.  I have changed
it a good bit and updated fibers and fabric.
I hope you will like it.  I have always loved
the sentiment and believe it is so true.  In our world
today, so many friends and family members live
so far away.
Let me know what you think.
Can you believe this!  They were heading back to
the beach this morning in what looks like matching
sunglasses.  It is unbelievable that he is keeping
his hat and glasses on.  Usually he pulls off a 
hat within seconds of putting it on him.  I told
you yesterday that he is scared of the ocean, well
he still is, but he loves the pool.  Loves his bath, so
it was just a giant bath tub to him.  I hope Paul and
Hollis are making lots of videos.
Thanks for letting me share Avery with you --
"Many Happy Stitches",


  1. Being a Grandmother of a precious little boy, I love your photos of little Avery!!

  2. Your recent pics of Avery are so sweet! He is an adorable little boy and I can see how much joy he brings to you.
    I'm thrilled that you are updating and re-releasing The Way to a Friend's Home. The colours look fabulous and I can't wait to see the whole design.