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!


  1. Such a beautiful, warm & inviting home. I love your decorating style. Very inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing. PS: What is the design under the first Living Room photo- with the big bold flowers....is that one of yours? It's a wonderful design!

  2. First of all, thank you so much for your kind words. Unfortunately, that is not my design. It is a beautiful silk embroidery that I purchased many years ago. I have thought many times about reproducing it, but in cross stitch. What do you think about that? It would be quite a design, but maybe I would reduce the scale. Anyway, food for thought~

  3. oh please please reproduce it! It's a stunner! I kinda like the large size....but understand if you make it smaller. It kind of reminds me of your Sheltering Tree design?

  4. Your house and decorating is stunning. I hope you've been featured in Country Living magazine. It is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  5. I love your home and decorating. It is exactly my taste. I feel like I could just move in. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  6. Such a lovely home, photos are a fantastic way to add to your memories. I take photos of our mantle as I change it each month. Happy New Year to you and all your family x

  7. Your house and decorations are all beautiful.
    Happy New Year!

  8. Thank you for sharing your lovely home. Happy New Year to you and all your family!

  9. what a wonderful cozy home Sandra ~ Sending you Holiday hugs & wishes for a fabulous 2015!

  10. This is the first time I have visited your blog. After the dust of 2014 settles I will be back to order some charts! You are living in what I think is "the dream home"! I love the paint colors, your choice of casegoods is wonderful, and your home is so cozy. Since I have a landscape painting with sheep, I was drawn to your "stitching chair" next to the landscape. What a delightful little spot to stitch in! I hope your new year is happy and healthy. Thank you for sharing your home!

  11. Oh, and yes please reproduce the design that looks like crewel work! It is stunning and has such beautiful colors!

  12. I loved seeing all your prim fun decorations. What a great idea for taking pictures every year.do you keep them in a scrapbook then?

  13. Sandra you home looks so inviting for the holidays! Your displays are lovely and I love the cross stitch displayed so beautiful! Hoping for a healthy and happy new year for all!