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, September 29, 2016

Something New ~ Something For You

Something New ~ Something For My Friends

 Hi Everyone!

Two posts in one month ~ can you believe it?

 I hope all of you are enjoying the beginning days of Autumn. 
 Such a special time of the year ~ I just love it.  In
honor of the days of Autumn, I designed a little
Halloween goodie that I hope you like.  Black kitties
and Halloween just go together, don't you agree?

This little cutie is stitched on 32 Count "Mink"
over-dyed linen from R and R Reproductions.  I 
 finished it as an ornie, using rusty wire for the hanger.  It
 is trimmed with a really neat fiber that I have in my
stash.  It is a brown/black twisted type yarn.  The trim
is available in my Etsy shoppe until it
is gone. 
Here is a close up of the trim~
 The hanger is made from rusty wire that
you can get from any craft ship.
All Finishing Instructions are included.
Wouldn't this be great as a cupboard tuck or
or a bowl filler with some great fall dried goodes?
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This is a 
just available in my Etsy Shoppe,
which includes the design and the special
Halloween frame painted by me.  The reason it is
limited is because I have a limited amount of frames.
The frame size is 7 1/2" X 4 1/2" (outside dimension).
The price is
(no International orders~I'm sorry)
 which includes the shipping.
If you would like to have one of these, they are 
available in my Etsy Shoppe.
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I hope you are in a Halloween spirit
and will like my new design.
"Many Spooky Stitches",

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Happy To Be Back!

I'm Happy To Be Back!!!

I hope this Blog post finds you all well. I cannot believe it
has been so long since I have shared anything with you, 
but it has and I'm sorry.  
Believe it or not I have been doing some designing but 
obviously not as much as I use to do.  But, I am
happy to report that my Annual Christmas Ornaments
and Avery's Christmas ornament are ready and will 
ship to my Distributors this week.  What a relief!!!

Can you believe that it is time to be thinking about
stitching for Christmas? It is still in the 80's and 90's
in Virginia and has been one of the hottest summers
ever.  So ready for fall ~ not for winter ~ but fall will 
be even more lovely than it usually is.
It is time to share my new designs and I so hope
you like them and will add something to your
Christmas tree.

"Forget Me Not"
"Merry Deery"
"Snow Merry II"
"Avery's Toy Express"

I have decided not to use embellishments
on my ornaments this year.  Just wanted
to make you aware so you wouldn't 
be looking for one.  The good news 
is that there is a price reduction for
each ornament.  Hopefully that will
make everybody happy.
Well, that is all for tonight.  

Wishing you
"Many Merry Stitches",