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".

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Almost A Decision

Good Morning Everyone!
Well, I stayed up later than usual and finished
"Wondrous Love".
Here are some of the elements of the finished
design.  Still playing around with it, but I think
I have made a decision.  If you know me very
well, you know I like simple finishes.  
The sewing machine and I do not get along at all.
I wish I did like the machine because it
certainly would open up a world of
possibilities.  My "mind's eye" can see fun
things to do, but I don't know how to
make it happen.
Oh, well, I know many of you have that
talent and can make something wonderful out
of this simple, but elegant design.
Well, as I said last night, I have to put away
my Christmas decorations.  Makes my heart
sad to see them go, but the needles are dry
and dropping.  Do you like the smell of the 
Christmas tree?  Even though my tree is dry, 
when I turn on the lights, the little bit of warmth 
from the lights make it smell so good. 
 Probably a real fire hazard at this point, so 
I'll have to settle for my scented candles.
Wishing you a great day with 
"Many Happy Stitches,


  1. Go ahead and get that tree out - you can leave the other pretties out as long as you like. My DS and his buddies have the tradition of gathering all the live trees they can find to have a bonfire on New Year's Eve. He said you wouldn't believe how fast they blaze up, then whoosh... gone.

  2. I love the smell as well, you could always take some of the needles and use them as a filler for a small ornament or even put some in a wooden dish or basket.