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".

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Little Gift For My Friends

Merry Morning!
My Christmas Gift To You, 
My Friends!  
I'm sorry it is
a wee bit late, but it is a quickie.
Just use your favorite Christmas colors.
My favorite linens right now are 30 Count
"Putty" from Weeks and 30 Count
"Mink" from R & R Reproductions.
A think all the rich colors of Christmas as
well as the muted colors show up so well
on these backgrounds.  I would use two 
plies over two threads and two plies for the
Colonial Knots for the holly berries.  In the
spot to the right of the bottom holly leaf, I
would add a little embellishment of your
choice or another little motif like the one
to the left of the same leaf.
Hope you enjoy it!
When you get your ornament finished, I
would love to see it.
Our last ship date will be Dec. 18th!
(NOTE:  If you live a long way from
Virginia, this may be too late for you)
We will return to the office Jan. 3rd!
"Many Merry Stitches",


  1. Thank you. A quick stitch is always appreciated right about now. :)

  2. Thank you Sandra!
    Merry Christmas!

  3. Thank you! Merry Christmas to you and your family.


  4. Thank you for the sweet free design Sandra! I hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful Christmas!