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, June 22, 2013

A Few Things For You

Good Afternoon Everyone!
I spent the morning in my garden before it got
too hot.  Finally got most of my plants in
the ground.  Just a few more to go, then I 
can sit back and watch them grow.
Remember earlier in the spring when I told
you we were killing two over -grown
flower beds.  Well we did it.  I must
admit that Lehmer did most of the really
hard work.
Now I am having the fun of redesigning
these beds.  Never again will I cram dozens 
and dozens of plants together.  I have
vowed to leave enough room around any
and all plants so I can weed, fertilize, and
dead head without the fear of a copperhead
moccasin biting me.
The front bed is going to be my white bed
with a few large pink rose bushes 
as anchor plants.  I love white flowers, they
just glow at night.  Anyway, I'll post
some pictures soon.
Now, for a few goodies.  Hopefully, you'll
find something you like.
Valdani # 8 Pearl Cotton.  
This was previously listed incorrectly
 as floss.  If you would like to have this set,
 it is ~
Includes the shipping too!
Candle Wrap Project Pack
I had these at the shoppe.  We sold those wonderful
waxed candles too, but they are long gone.
You will receive two cross stitch designs, the linen
banding (about a 27/28 count)
to make two and the cording to tie them on
 a 4" candle. All finishing instructions are included
Includes the shipping too!
"Necessary Room" Door Hanging
I have this hanging on my bathroom door.  It is
so cute.  A 4" wooden disk (painted brick red) 
hangs in the center of a grape vine wreath.  
It hangs from a jute cord.
Includes the shipping too!
"Sheltering Tree" Bookmarks
This little bookmark was made from one of my
paintings.  A subsequent needlework design
was done based on the painting.  I'll show you 
that in a minute.
Anyway, I have some of these bookmarks.
They come in a set of 6 for ~
Includes the shipping too!
This is the stitched version.
"Sheltering Tree"
"Vintage Spools"
A wonderful set of three spools with great original
fibers.  They are approximately 9" long.
I have two sets.  Please refer to them by the #.
Set #1 ~ $16.00
(includes the shipping too)
 Set #2 ~ $16.00
(includes the shipping too)
Hope you see something you cannot live
without.  I take Paypal, Visa, Mastercard,
and checks.  If you order something using
Paypal, please send me your email
address used with your account.
"Many Happy Stitches",


  1. This may be the first year ever without plants for me....My back was out for a couple of months...and the weather was, shall we say, less than cooperative? Less than a month ago, we had snow...now it's rain. At this point, there are no plants to choose from and even if there were, I guess it doesn't pay given that in two months we can have frost again. :-( So, please post photos!!! Gotta get my fix somehow!!! And....eehhh...snakes!!! Me no likey - at all!!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  2. Ha!! You're not going to believe this, but one of the words I had to type to publish my comment above was "leafless"..... Weird!!! ;-) Robin

  3. Yes ~ please do share your hard work ~ I love to see what everyone puts in their flower gardens!
    Prim Blessings

  4. Can't wait to see it (:
    Big hugs x

  5. Sandra Can't wait to see your flower beds! I am sure they are beautiful...