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".

Friday, April 11, 2014

A Little Glimpse and A Contest

Good Morning Everyone!
It is a beautiful Spring morning here in Virginia.
I really need to get out in the yard but it
will have to wait until the weekend.
I wanted to share a "little glimpse" of
something coming your way very soon
and to make it fun too.
You have until SUNDAY at noon to
become a follower on my Blog and to make 
a comment. This design will
include two sayings.  The first
one to guess one of the sayings will receive
a copy of the design.  If the other
saying is guessed too, I will send the
design to that person as well.

Hope you like the "little glimpse".

~The Marking Sampler is almost finished.  I know
you are saying "sure".  But it really is.
~Working on the last of the Halloween Year II
~My Christmas design was mailed to JCS.  Yeah!
Another deadline almost met.
~I have a Trunk Show this weekend at 
Stitcher's Stash's Retreat
~The 2nd in my Needle Case Series is stitched, now
I have to make the fob and put it all together.
I'll be showing another glimpse of that in a
few days.  Once again, there is still time to
get in on the fun.
"Many Happy Spring Stitches",


  1. I love the color of the fiber and linen - great combination! No clue what the saying is, Still stitching after all these years!
    ; )

  2. pkavchak@earthlink.netApril 11, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Hope it's Paul Simon - "Still crazy after all these years".

  3. "still stitching after all these years"….after 40 + years, I know I am lol :)

  4. Somehow in my heart I always keep you near me
    After all these years
    Cause with our love there's nothing left to fear
    After all these years

  5. sweet design Sandra! I will guess I still love you after all these years!

  6. Still stitching after all these years. Play on Paul Simon's Still Crazy, After all these Years.

  7. 'Still friends after all these years' maybe? If it was a gift.

  8. I too think one is still stitching after all these years. The color is so pretty. The other one may be still crafting after all these years?

    Fun contest, now I can't wait to see.

  9. Aww it's so cute :)
    I love it so much and the little girl in the design is me :) I am sure it me :)
    I think it is ... Still stitching after all these years :)
    Hugs cucki x

  10. So many beautiful patterns, "That whisper in my ears"
    Me First!!

  11. I still love you after all these years ???

  12. I am going to say it is from the song 'after all these years" by Journey.
    "Somehow in my heart I always keep you near me
    After all these years"
    You sacrificed, believed in me
    And you stood strong
    'Cause with our love there's nothing left to fear
    After all these years

  13. Love the color and design!
    "Still in love after all these years"
    Blessings, Patti

  14. Your chart is looking great, I would guess 'The light of love still shines,after all these years' x

  15. I just became a follow and would love to give this contest a try I would have to say it says.... " still in love after all of these years"......

  16. Mmmmm...Uniform Blue? Great color no matter what. And that little girl shape is darling. I'm with the "Still stitching after all these years" gang.
    Thanks for the opportunity. Thought I was already a follower, but just signed on (again?)

    Mary in MN

  17. I am already a follower.
    "Love you still after all these years"
    or "Love you more after all these years"

  18. Still friends after all these years. Already following..

  19. Love it, Sandra! Love the colors, the blue on the brownish tan, and the motif! Can't wait to see the rest!

  20. Loving the blue, my very favorite color.
    Still love you after all these years??
    thanks for a chance to win.

  21. Yep - Add me as well to the "Still stitching after all these years" gang although I could also go with "Still cross stitch CRAZY after all these years"! I look forward to seeing the entire design

  22. I just became a follower of your wonderful blog!

    I am going to go in a different direction than everyone else and guess that it is a Mother's Day piece. How about 'I'm so glad you still love me after all these years" and the second saying would be 'Happy Mother's Day".

  23. I'm guessing "Still happy after all these years". Thanks for the fun contest, Sandra :)

  24. Mmmmm still friends after all these years xx

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