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, October 10, 2013

Reason to Smile!!

Good Evening Everyone!
Just had to share one of my reasons for smiling
this week.  As you know, I am in Richmond, VA,
on Monday and Tuesday taking care of little
Avery.  He is a joy, and his personality is really becoming 
quite something.  He has no problem letting you know
exactly what he thinks of any given situation.
Well, when it was time for me to leave, I anticipated
a few tears, but this time his reaction was 
beyond cute.  This is one of his ways of
pouting.  He was so mad at me for leaving.
(Note the dinosaur bedroom shoes.  Aren't they
they the best.  He loves shoes!)
When the pouting didn't work, then he starting
crying.  Would not blow me a kiss, wave bye-
bye - nothing.  So, I just had to leave.  
Of course, once I was out of sight he was fine.
Just so cute.  Love this child.
Well, I hope to be back tomorrow with
some Autumn decorating.
Have fun stitching tonight.  I plan to
stitch on 
"Merry Eweies".
Many Happy Stitches,


  1. Sandra he is adorable and I love those bedroom shoes.
    I bet you hated leaving!

  2. Grand children are the best! What a CUTE PICTURE!

  3. Soooooooo cute!! Love the dinosaur slippers!! Musta been hard on you to have to leave that little boy!

  4. Adorable. And those shoes!!!

  5. Must make you feel good Sandra that he loves your visits so much that he can't bear to see you leave. That is so cute. I'm sure it's hard to leave him too.

  6. Oh My: I think I would have ended up staying for a pout like that.
    I think he is just adorable, you are so Blessed to be his Grandmother.

  7. He's about the cutest thing I've ever seen! I know for a fact that I would spoil him rotten if he was my grandbaby. Sandra, he is a doll!

  8. Oh how funny - he is too adorable. My Grandma has a picture of me sitting on her front porch when I was a little girl with that same expression. You are blessed xx

  9. Avery is just adorable. Little kids "wear" their personalities. You can see it in everything they do, in every expression. My grandkids are what keep smiles on my face too. Even just when I think of them. Grandkids are the best. ... jan

  10. Aww cute..and those shoes..
    Kisses x

  11. What a cute, cute pic.
    Love his Dino slippers.

  12. Love the shoes but I know you love the little boy more! Thanks for all the wonderful patterns you send our way!
    Sherry Kane

  13. his little heart was broken...

  14. What a cutie! We have 7 granddaughters .......no sweet little boys. Love your page on the Online Needlework Show. I'll have to live a few lifetimes to stitch all of your designs I own.......LOL

  15. Just visited and looked at your page over at the Needlework show. I love so many of your designs.
    Little Avery is such a cutie!

  16. I follow your blog and also on facebook!

  17. My youngest is just getting into the pouty phase. It's so difficult not to chuckle at their antics.

  18. Not sure I am doing this correctly and apologize for repeats. A pouting dinosaur - how adorable! Love your designs on the Needlework Show.
    Melanie Scott

  19. Would love to be entered for the doorprize! I was already a follower of your blog.


  20. Thank you for your beautiful designs....I wanna stitch them all!!!

  21. I always enjoy your designs. Thank you.

  22. Being a Grandma is the BEST feeling in the world; I know I love my grandbabies more than anything. I think my granddaughter Scarlett has the same house shoes as Avery except their pink..

    Hugs, Shar

  23. OMG, he is sooo adorable! Those shoes are just the cutest too!