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".

Monday, December 29, 2014

Last Of The Christmas Pictures

Good Evening Everyone!
I just did my annual "walk through the house
to take pictures of every room".  I have
done this every year since I got married,
and we have been married for 44 years.
It is so much fun to look back at all the
years~the different houses, the different
furniture, the decorations that I have 
collected and moved around all over
the place.  Many memories of all the
wonderful Christmases.  
It is almost time to take everything
down and pack it away.  Makes me sad~
this year I was really late decorating so
I don't want to part with it just yet.
Hope you enjoy my little Christmas album
I always decorate this window every season.
So much fun!
 Breakfast Room
 Breakfast Room~My stitching chair in on right.  
You can see a skein of floss.   The little divided
box on the top of the chest holds scissors, needles
etc. when Avery isn't here.  The chest is full
of needle necessities.
 Back Hall
 A Victorian inspired cone that I made
 Dining Room
The glass ornaments in the punch bowl belonged
to my husband Lehmer's parents.  We 
cherish these.  We use to foolishly put them on
our tree, and when it fell one year, we
lost a great many of them.
 Wonderful olde sock with the date "1879"
on my newel post
 Living Room
 Family Stockings
 Keeping Room
 Tiny corner cupboard with old plastic boots
and ironstone.
 An olde Fruit Cake tin that I fill with Christmas Card.
And to all a good night!
And to all a good night!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

"Peace and Cheer" Freebie

Good Afternoon Everyone!
Two blog posts in one day, that doesn't
happen very often, but I wanted to
do something special for all of
my friends out there.
It is about to be a new beginning and I
am wishing and hoping for you and
for me that it is going to be 
"A Most Wonderful Year".
I so want for all of us, our families,
and our friends to 
"Peace and Cheer"
in the New Year.

In keeping with that wish and as a 
thank you for your friendship and
for liking and stitching my designs,
this is a little gift for you to
start the year off right.
I haven't stitched it yet, but if you
do stitch it, please share with me
so I can share with everyone else.
I chose to do this in one color, so pick
your favorite!  The picture shows it with two colors
that was stitched later.
81 Wide X 33 High
Just left click on the image to make it bigger.
Right click to print.
I wish each and everyone of you
"Many Happy Stitches" 
in this new year!

Precious Moments!

Good Afternoon!
Well, everyone left this morning and the house
is so quiet, so empty.  I hate it when this happens.
The energy is invigorating.  Now I just feel tired.
Of course, that could be from all the sugar
I have consumed in the last few days.
Not going to get on the scale.  No way!
I would really be depressed today.
This is what I mean by precious moments!
Christmas program at preschool ~ so cute!
He really was singing~
Christmas Eve at dear friends' home.  Have been
going there for years.  Wonderful memories
of little ones singing favorite Christmas carols.
 Getting ready for the annual reading of
The Night Before Christmas
Setting on the steps Christmas morning waiting
for permission to go into the living room
Jumping for joy!  Cannot believe I caught him
with his feet in the air.  Saying over and over
"Oh my goodness" and "Wow"
Christmas brunch at Hollis and Paul's
Lehmer, Me, Paul, Cameron, and Summer
Hollis is taking the picture
I'm taking the picture, so Hollis is in this one.
 (Sorry Paul~not a good picture)
Next year I need to remind Cameron to bring
his remote for the camera.  I need to have 
a master list.
 Standing in a pile of presents.  Can't you see
the excitement!
 I think this might be his favorite present~
a fire engine tent
Isn't this ridiculous!  Wonder who Avery is calling.
Summer, Cameron's girlfriend, and Avery 
eating his favorite food group
 Relaxing in front of the fireplace the night after
Christmas night.
 Good to have some down time
 Not your typical holiday meal~a little Italian takeout
last night.
Another Christmas filled with wonderful
Christmas Blessings,