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, November 29, 2012

New Stuff

Good Morning Everyone!
We are back from my wonderful short trip to Williamsburg, 
Virginia - one of my most favorite places in the world.
Faye and I dropped off my Trunk Show and lots of
other goodies for the Just Cross Stitch Boutique.  Got
to visit with lots of old friends from the needlework world.
It really made me realize how much I have missed going
to the trade shows.
Williamsburg was as beautiful as ever.  It was all decked
out in its "colonial finery" for the festive holiday season.
Every doorway is more beautiful than the next.
The natural beauty of the decorations is and always will
be my type of holiday decorating.
I want to show you my last Christmas design for 2012.
I will be shipping this next week, so if you are interested
please let me know.  I know it is getting very late for
stitching, but it is a "quickie" and may be perfect for
that little one in your life.
"Candy Cane Cutie"
I made this into a little pouch to hang on the
tree/cupboard, filled with treats for your "Cutie".
If you look really closely on the left next to
the "c" in candy, I have stitched over a pearl
button to make it look like a peppermint candy.
The little button is included, as well as an
alphabet for your special person's name.
Just think of all the cute little things you can
tuck in the pouch.  Can't wait to fill with
"goodies" for little Avery.
The "Dirty Chenille" trim is available from me.
If you cannot find this at your local shoppe, you
can order from me.  It is $9.00 which includes
the design, button, and shipping.
This will be available in a few days.
"Goodies Basket"
Also wanted to show you the little basket that
is part of the "Goodies Basket".  You cannot see
it very well in the model picture, so here it is.  It is available
in brick red, green, gold, and antique white.

The "Goodies Basket" (basket and design) is available for 
shipment now.  It is $12.00 (+ shipping) and extra baskets are 
$6.00 each (+shipping).
Well, it is time to call it a night.  
"Many Merry Stitches",

Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Ornament

Good Evening Everyone!
Hope you had a good weekend.  Mine was
busy, busy.  I am sooooo behind as usual.
Just Cross Stitch asked me to participate in
their Trunk Show/Boutique for the annual
Seminar in Williamsburg this coming week.
 Faye and I have been spending every minute we could 
spare to prepare for it.  She worked today (on a 
Sunday, so you know we are desperate).
We will be driving to Williamsburg on Wednesday
morning to hand delivered my stuff.
Hope it is well received.
After we deliver everything, we are going to take
a well deserved day off and shop in historic
Williamsburg and then go to a huge antique
mall.  Hope to find some special gifts.
Wish me luck!!
Wanted to share a new design 
Hopefully, it will be ready this week to ship to
Autos and Distributors.
I hope you will be able to find it at your local 
shoppe, but if not you can get it from me.
It is $7.50 which includes the shipping.
Lastly I want to share a happy, happy picture.
Lehmer and Avery relaxing on Thanksgiving Day.
Could I be more blessed!!  A healthy husband 
and the most special little grandson ever.
Many Merry Stitches Everyone!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Bliss

Good Evening!
This is my dining room tonight after everything has been
cleaned and put away.  What a simply
wonderful day it has been.  We have been truly blessed
all Thanksgivings, but this one even more so because
Lehmer came through his second cardiac procedure.
He has to take it easy and be really careful for a while,
but everything should be OK.  What a stressful couple
of weeks it has been.  Tuesday was another day at the
hospital and he had to spend the night again, so getting
ready for Thanksgiving was hard because I had so
little time.  But I had help.  Cameron and Hollis came
home on Wednesday and were really great.  I could
not have done it without them.
My sister and her family were here as always and they
bring tons of food, so we are all over fed as usual.
We are so fortunate to be able to have this special time
together.  I hope your day was just as special as ours.
I guess the peacefulness of Thanksgiving now gives
way to the hustle, bustle, and joy of Christmas ~
my other favorite holiday.
Good night everyone,

Sunday, November 18, 2012

New Things

Good Evening Everyone!
I am really under the gun here, having to go to
Richmond tomorrow to babysit, and preparing
myself mentally to have Lehmer go through
this whole medical procedure again on Tuesday.
Just to show you how far behind I am, I talked 
Lehmer into going with me tomorrow to help
with our "busy" little grandson.  I'm taking 
ingredients to cook some dishes for Thanksgiving
and all the parts of two new designs to colate.
Lehmer helped today putting new designs
together and will help tomorrow when Avery
is napping.  Please Avery, take good naps
tomorrow for your Grammie.
I am so far behind with all of my Christmas
designs this year.  Typically I have at least
six Christmas designs each year, which are
available long before now.  But this has not
been a typical year.
Anyway I want you to know what is coming
next week and the following week.  All
very quick and I so hope you like them.  
So here they are in the order of shipment.
Frame Available
Includes "Crown" charm
This sweet little project includes the basket and
the design.  You can have the basket in brick red,
green, gold, and antique white.  I do have extra
baskets if you want to make more than one.  What
a sweet little gift to fill with some "Goodies".
Retail $12.00.  The extra baskets are 
Retail $6.00.
-a little glimpse-
-a little glimpse-
I surely hope you can find the time in this
busy season for one of these little designs.
After Thanksgiving I hope I will be offering you a
nice selection of merriment for your home
and for your gift giving.  
Once again I am so far behind, but trying hard
to get it all together.
"Many Merry Stitches,"

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Absence Explained

Good Evening Everyone!
I hope this post finds all of you well and happy.
This picture of Avery in exhaustion mode is how 
I feel right now.  
So sorry for being so long since I last posted and
for not getting my latest designs out to all of you.
It has been a very stressful time around here.
I've had so many irons in the fire, things that I
will be able to share with you soon - wonderful
things that have taken time away from my
normal schedule. Then all of a sudden, life
takes a bad turn and things come to a halt.
Eighteen years ago in July my husband, Lehmer,
had bypass surgery.  He has been very fortunate to
have been well all of these many years, but that
all came to an end with chest pain returning.
With that came the unending worry and stress.
This kind of stress makes it very difficult for me 
to be creative and to get products finished.
The good news I have to share is that the first
procedure was successful and further surgery looks
to be unnecessary. Unfortunately, he
has to go back next Tuesday for another 
procedure.  We are hoping and praying for
a repeat of the success of the previous
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know why
you have not heard from me for a while.
With any luck two new designs will be
shipped soon.  Thank you for your patience.
Hope to be back later this week with some
fun news and "little glimpses" of things to 
Many Happy Stitches,