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, August 17, 2012

A Little Update

Good Evening Everyone!
I hope you are all looking forward to a fun
and relaxing weekend.  I'm sorry to report that
I'm a little stressed.  I guess I have good and
bad news.  The MRI's that I had last week showed
 that the swelling in my wrist is not a a tumor or a cyst 
involving the ulnar nerve.  That is the good news.  The bad 
news is that I have a torn ligament in my right wrist.
So, they gave me a steroid shot and put my hand and 
arm in a brace for five weeks.  The Doctor
would have preferred a cast, but I chose the brace.
If it does not heal, then I will probably have to have 
surgery.  The tingling in my fingers may be coming from
degeneration in a cervical disk.  I'll be seeing
a spine specialist in about a month.  Hopefully, all
they will do is steroid injections and physical
I'm having a hard time stitching and working on the
computer and am getting a little concerned about
all the work I have to do.  My Cinnamon Stick 
design this year is another stocking and, of course, it
is for Avery.  Well, I had to send it off to be stitched
because I cannot get it finished with this bum hand.
So upsetting on several levels. 
I want you to see a little of the stocking in case some
of you out there are looking for a stocking design
for a special little one.  Here is a little glimpse
and a very reduced rough graph, but maybe you can 
get an idea.  

 There will also be a "Bed Post" sack or "Door Hanging"
sack for a special gift from Santa.  I cannot wait to
fill up both of these for little Avery.
Take care.  Talk to you soon!
Many Happy Stitches,


  1. Elaine (from Florida)August 17, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    Sorry to hear the news about your health issues about your wrist and fingers...life is not always fair. Will keep you in my prayers. Looking forward to your Cinnamon Stick design in a stocking form and the bed post sack. Plan to order the pattern and the Christmas 2012 designs.

  2. Concentrate on the good news and five weeks will fly by....don't rush the healing!

  3. You are in my prayers..hope you feel better soon
    Sweet stitching..
    Big hugs xxx

  4. Thanks everybody! You are so sweet to write to me.
    Many Happy Stitches,

  5. ouchie re your wrist ... hope it does the trick and you are back up to speed soon ... gorgeous sneak peek ... :) love mouse xxxxx

  6. Oh Sandra, so sorry to hear about your problems with your wrist :-( I hope you get better soon and that things don't get worse. Make sure you take good care of yourself, we want to continue enjoying your beautiful designs.