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".

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Catching Up

Hi Everybody,
I have so many things to tell you and so little time.
First and foremost, Lehmer's procedure went very
well.  The concern about the two stints put in
place in November is over.  They are working
as intended.  So, no fear of another bypass surgery.
I shudder every time I think of him, or anyone, 
going through that again.  The only problem is
that they have to find out what is causing the
heart pain.  I won't be content until then because
I worry about him over exerting himself, etc.
He goes back to his cardiologist soon, so I'll let
you know.  Thank you again for all of your
thoughts and prayers.  It meant so much to me.
As you can imagine it was a stressful week and
has been for some time.  As for myself, my
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is back in full force.
I guess it is the stress.  Who knows, but I cannot
stop it no matter what I try.  Not feeling well
and trying to work is just not "working".
I stitched on one of my new designs this week.
Worked on it at the hospital and
maybe I wasn't focused, because I made
what seems like a million mistakes.
So fed up with myself.  Even after the hospital
I continued to make mistakes.
I sure hope you like this design, because it has
just about put me over the edge.
Here's another glimpse of
"Our Nest"
And, here is a glimpse of
"Sampler Friends"
You can see at the bottom, my name and the
beginning of Faye.  I think I have thought of a unique 
wayof finishing this one.  
I want to leave you with some sweet pictures.
He loves books and
he loves to pose for the camera.
So sweet!!
The reason I said I didn't have much time is because
they are calling for snow "again".  Cannot believe
this weather.  It is forcing me to leave this evening
for Richmond, so I will lose my computer time
tonight.  Oh, well, I must be there to take care
of little Avery.
Many Happy Stitches Everyone!


  1. The sneak peaks at the new designs are interesting. Can't wait to see them.

  2. Such good news. So glad most of the concern is over and hopefully things will continue to work themselves out. Stress is no joke, so please take it easy and enjoy your little Avery. Hugs, Nan

  3. Avery is so cute!! Enjoy your precious time with him and please take care of yourself. Love the sneak peeks of new designs.

  4. I love the picture of Avery and Lehmer! I just love those baby feet. He is adorable. I really like your 2 new designs Can't wait for them to be released. Enjoy your time with Avery!! Hope you feel better!

  5. Lovely pictures of your family and I love both sneak peaks! Sorry to hear you are having a rough time lately I too am going through a similar situation with 2 relatives sick its so draining xx

  6. I'm glad Lehmer's procedure went well.
    Cute pic of Avery and Grandpa! :)
    I hope you are feeling better soon also.
    So far, I'm liking the new designs.
    Take care.

  7. Such cute pictures! I look forward to your new charts. I'll send my prayers your way!

  8. Take good care of yourself - feel better soon.

    Karen Farley

  9. oooo I like the sneak peeks ... sorry about the IBS ... they thought I had it until they diagnosed milk intolerance (protein and lactose) and once went on new way of eating have been mostly fine with the odd whoops every now and then ....
    we have snow falling again this morning ... hope you got there safe and sound :) love mouse xxxxxx

  10. Hi Everyone!
    I am back home and at my computer. I want to thank all of you for your kind words about my new "glimpses", my Avery, and Lehmer and I. I certainly did cover a lot of things in that blog post. I'm still not feeling well at all and finding it hard to stay focused on anything. I will be seeing a doctor Friday morning and just hope I don't have to go through all of those tests that I had three + years ago. Hoping it is just the stress and anxiety that I have had so much of lately that has started all this again. But what do you do about that? Sorry to be complaining. You are such good friends. Thank you again. Sandra

  11. Glad to hear your husbands stents are ok. It sure can be stressful to worry like that. Hopefully your symptoms improve soon. Love your new designs. Thank goodness we have our stitching when life gets tough. It is such good therapy.

    Be well.