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, May 30, 2015

Some Finishes!

Good Morning Everyone!
Can you believe it~two posts in one week~
almost a record for me.
It is beautiful here in Virginia. We had
an unbelievable amount of rain yesterday
evening.  Nothing like Texas, but a lot for us.
Lehmer and Paul (my son-in-law) 
 put in a new back yard this week.  
Luckily, they put down a layer of straw so 
I hope it protected the
seed from washing away.  If not, they will
have to do it again.  Should know in about
a week.  Keeping my fingers crossed.
I have some wonderful finishes to share with
you this week.  If you like sunflowers, you
should love these.  
The first one is by Lauralee Spence.  She
bought my Ltd. Ed. "Sunflower Love" kit
at the Prim Stitchers' Retreat about a 
month ago.  She made some fantastic
changes and this is what she had to say~
Here is
"Sunflower Love" 
"Just finished this!  This was a Limited Edition Mini
Kit sold at the Retreat by Homespun Elegance.  I
substituted a piece of wool in my stash for the felt in 
the kit.  The metal candle base was a Good Will
Hunting find.  I spray painted it with my
Oil-Rubbed Bronze then glued the pincushion to
it.  I took two pearl-tipped corsage pins and 
"painted" them with a black Sharpie"
Isn't this fantastic!  
If you are interested, this design,"Sunflower Love" 
is now available as pattern only.  Just email
me or go to my ETSY shoppe. 
Here are my versions~
Now for another lovely sunflower related piece.
This is from 
"Crows 'A Plenty".
If you know Homespun Elegance, then you 
probably know Faye, who has worked with
me about twenty years.  She loves cross stitch
as much as all of us do.  I guess she would
have to if she has worked for me that long.
Well, she did this for her sister Ann.  Just a
great idea and so easy.
She stitched a table runner that is just stunning.
 Luckily she was able to find the
pre-finished burlap runner, but it would be
so easy to make yourself~just a piece of
burlap and fringe it.  So neat!
Here is my version~
This design is available in my ETSY Shoppe
as well.
Hope this post added a little sunshine to your
"Many Happy Stitches",


  1. I love seeing how others finish pieces. They are really well done.

  2. I LOVE the crows with the bee hive...this will have to be done for my dinning room lol! Thanks