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, February 1, 2014

Nashville Preview

Hi Everyone!
Just wanted to share with you the designs that
I think might be ready for Nashville.
I'm sick and tired of talking about being sick,
but even sicker of being sick.  Hence, the
reason for not being on the Blog for awhile
and for not having my stuff in better shape
for the upcoming show.  This is a really
big working weekend.  Must move
mountains, but before I return to graphing
and finishing, I would like to tell
you a little about each
design in case you are interested.
What could be better than a cart full
of foil-covered chocolate eggs and
if you use your imagination, those
carrots could be foil covered 
chocolate too~I choose to think
they are.  Needless to say this
design has a way to go, but you can
see the potential, I hope.
Continuing my heart series, this design is also
based on one of my little paintings.  A wooden
scissor fob with the painting decoupaged on
it, will be available as well.
Notice my "Dirty Chenille" trim off to the side~
it will be available too.
Once again, another design based on one of
my little paintings, resulting in this design
and another wooden scissor fob.
The "Soft Orange" chenille trim will be 
available as well.  It is way too orange in
this picture.  Really much softer.
Avery is at it again~influencing my designing.  
One of his first words
was "whooo".  He loved owls and still
does.  The theme for his lst birthday party
was owls.  So I give you, my little tribute
to our adorable Avery.  I think this must
prove that Avery is going to be a trend 
setter.  He was all about owls when they
first became popular.  
I'll be using my "Soft Orange" chenille to
finish one of the models.  My "Heartlet"
brass charm is available.
Please forgive the crooked picture.  I do so love
this new design.  It has many of my favorite things,
sheep, willow trees (there was the most beautiful
willow tree in my back yard where I grew up),
and pineapples.  The "Pineapple" brass charm is
mine and the wonderful new "Teal" rick rack
from Dames of The Needle will be featured.
That's it!  I really need to finish stitching
"Delivering Yummy Goodness".
Please let me know what you think of
my new designs.
Wishing you "Many
Wonderful Stitches",


  1. These are all lovely. I especially like the snowman. The sampler is also great.i am looking forward to seeing them finished with the trim


  2. Your new designs are wonderful!!!! I have been collecting Homespun Elegance patterns for many years. I have been to your shop in Fredericksburg. Thanks for all the great designs.

  3. Just gorgeous - each and every one!! Best wishes for Nashville!!!

  4. They're always gorgeous indeed. Congrats Sandra, and please be better soon..we'll miss you very much in Nashville!!!
    Hugs from Italy.

  5. All great designs Sandra.
    Good luck at Nashville!

  6. they are all adorable! enjoy nashville.