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, August 8, 2014

Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament

Good Morning Everyone!
I've been meaning to do this and keep
forgetting.  So my brain finally engaged
this morning, so here is my design
in the 
"Noel Birds"
Just to give you a little info, 
I used
30 Count "Mink" from R & R Reproductions~
one of my absolute favorite linens.
The chenille and "Open Crown" brass
charm are available from me.
Hope you like it!
Also, just want to remind you to go to
the memory/recipe/etc. that JCS asks
all of us to do.
There is a recipe that I use 
for low fat cookies.  I don't know where
I found this recipe (would love to give
credit), but it is great.  Just thought
you might like to know. 
I am on a forever diet and now I think
I'm wheat sensitive, so I'll be trying to
substitute another kind of flour.
If it works I'll let you know.
  I'm working on my Annual Ornaments. 
 Many of you have been asking about them.  
Well, they are coming along, I promise.
 Hope you have a great day with
"Many Happy Stitches",


  1. Oh Sandra that is just my perfect stitch x

  2. So happy you like it Michelle. I love designing for Christmas! I'm working on my 2014 ornaments now~

  3. Sandra, I can't wait to get my hands on that JCS issue and stitch this one right up! It's so lovely! We've been having fun with your designs at Quilting Adventures, too! Hope we can add more after the move next month :)

  4. Thank you for your kind words. So happy to hear that you are using my designs at Quilting Treasures. Can't wait to come by the new shop!