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, September 26, 2013

The Gathering Of Primitive Friends Update

Good Evening Everyone!
Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you 
about our wonderful time at
Notforgotten Farm.
It was really great - just a little humid and
soggy at times.  Since we don't do outdoor
events, we were not prepared for bad
weather conditions or about how much
room we needed to show all the products
we took.  Faye and I learned a lot and 
we will do better next time.  I wasn't
happy with the way our booth area looked,
but it didn't seem to keep customers from
coming to see us.  We saw some old friends
and made some new ones.
I'm certain that a great time was had by
all.  I certainly encourage you to try to
come to this wonderful show next year.
Lori's shoppe is beyond description.
It is just delightful and full of wonderful
things.  You would just love it.
Of course, I was forced to spend 
some money there.  Impossible not to.
I want to take this time to thank Lori,
her husband Peter, and their employees
 for going the extra mile to help Faye
  and I.  They put up our canopy, found us an
extra table for display and a extra 
canopy to protect our things from
the elements.  Without the extra canopy
we would have had no way to protect
our stuff.  They certainly saved the day.
Here are a few pictures of our booth
area.  Not very pretty I'm sorry to say.
We will do better next time.
These pictures were taken at the end of the
show when we had things laying all
over the place.

Notice the wonderful plastic paint tarps.  We had
these attached to the canopies with clothes pens.
That is Lori and Peter's home behind our area.
Below are a few pictures of some of the
other vendors.

Some pictures of Lori's shoppe.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures of the show.
Please join us next year.
Many Happy Stitches,


  1. it was a pleasure having you & Faye here with us ~ SO happy to meet you finally and see both of your pretty faces! I have already put my order in for SUNSHINE for next years gathering!
    much oxoxoxox to you ~

  2. Im sorry the weather wasn't too kind to you all but at least it didn't stop everyone enjoying themselves. Pictures look lovely thanks for sharing them x hope you are feeling a little brighter now x

  3. Looks like a great time!
    Glad you enjoyed your time there.

  4. I hope to get to go next year~ looks like a lot of fun!!

  5. WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!! I can't wait until next year!
    Love and hugs to you and Faye.