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".

Thursday, February 19, 2015

New Hand-Painted Scissor Fobs

Good Afternoon Everyone!
Just wanted to pop in for a moment to tell you
that I have painted just a few new
scissor fobs.
The star is grained first and then I painted on
top of the graining.  The scissor cord is
waxed linen. (Scissors NOT included)
I can paint your monogram on the
back if you wish.  

They measure 2 1/2" Wide X 1l/2" High

 -$15.00 each
-Add 1.50 if you want a monogram
-Shipping in US is $1.75

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call me at

Hope you like them!

"Many Happy Stitches",

Monday, February 16, 2015

Nashville Releases Are Ready!

Good Evening Everyone!

I know you are all anxiously awaiting the
new designs coming out at Nashville.  
It is going to be overwhelming for you I know.
I have a few little designs to offer you ~
nothing compared to what you have 
already seen, but I hope you like them.
Here they are~

"Quaker Scissor Heart
I stitched this on 30 Count 
"Creek Bed Brown" from
R and R Reproductions
I embellished with some "vintage"
buttons from my stash.
The chenille trim is "Cocoa"
R and R reproductions

"Spring Eggs V"
Aren't these sweet, I hope you love them
I stitched these on "Parchment"
linen from
Weeks Dye Works
They are trimmed with my 
"Nubby Yarn" trim

"Avery's Little Red Truck" 
I stitched this on 32 Count "Parchment" linen
by Weeks Dye Works.  I trimmed this with
"Italian Custard" chenille from 
Dames Of The Needle and embellished with
tiny rusty bells.

This was for my little grandson, Avery.  He is in love with
trucks, so this was his ornament for 2014.
If you see something you want, please let your
shop owner know so she can order it for you.
I will be releasing these after the Show.
"Many Happy Stitches",

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine Wishes!

Good Morning Everyone!
Lehmer and I are getting ready for a really
busy weekend.  Little Avery will be
arriving here tonight and we will have
him to ourselves until Monday evening.
You know what that means, not a lot of
anything will be going on around here
unless it involves Avery.  Knowing that, I
wanted to send you my Valentine 
wishes today.  I hope you all have
someone special to spend time with on
this sweet day.  
As you know I try to decorate my kitchen
window with a seasonal theme.
Here is my Valentine window.
 Lehmer brought me those beautiful tulips yesterday.
So sweet of him and just in time for my window!
 My new design "A Love So True" nestled 
with other red goodies~
 Don't you love that heart pincushion.  This was a
wonderful find years ago.  I opened a box at an
antique shop and there it was.  Needless to say that
box went home with me.  I added the little heart with
vintage white pins.
 Take a close look at that beautiful lace with even
more beautiful embroidery.  Another lucky find.
The old Valentines were mostly found in a box
of correspondence that my Grandma Rose kept.
She kept everything anyone ever sent her and
I was able to go through that huge paste board box.
 I definitely inherited her desire to save everything.
 Another great red pin cushion!
Hope you enjoyed my window tour~
I know I haven't been blogging much lately.  I've been
dealing with not feeling great and having to finish
my few designs for the Nashville Market.
Even though I am unfortunately not going to be
there in person, I will have three new designs
shown in distributor showrooms.  I'll be posting
here soon with the final pictures.
Stay tuned!
Wishing you Valentine stitches
if you have the time,