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, December 28, 2013

Our Christmas House

Good Morning Everyone!
First of all ~ 
I want to wish each and every one 
of you
a belated wish for the 
merriest Christmas ever.
I was so sick the days leading up to
Christmas, it was all I could do to
get ready.  I never did get completely
ready, but it was the best it could be.
Thankfully most of the decorating
was done, but the shopping, wrapping,
cooking, etc. was way behind, but
it truly was wonderful regardless
of not being up to par.
Lehmer and I went to Hollis and
Paul's Christmas Eve.  That was
the first time we have ever been away from
home on Christmas Eve. We had a
wonderful brunch in their beautiful
new dining room Christmas 
morning. Cameron and his girl friend, 
Summer, were there too.   
New memories in the making. 
It was so much fun to be 
together and get
to see Avery experience his
first real Christmas, by that I mean
he was really into what Santa
brought him and all of his other
gifts.  Just so special.
A while after brunch, Lehmer and
headed back up to Fredericksburg
so I could continue wrapping the
gifts and generally clean up the
mess that we had left behind on 
Christmas Eve. Boy, what a
whirlwind. A few hours later
everyone arrived here and we
finally opened gifts around
5:00. We never
got to the stockings until the next
morning.  Crazy ~ but so much fun.
Avery was delightful and so excited.
He would say Santa ~ HoHoHo.
With his little voice it was just the
cutest thing ever.  I hope I can get
it on video, so we can remember
it always.  
Wanted to share some pictures with
you.  Hope you enjoy them!
"JOY" through the eyes of
a child~
Decorating for Christmas has always
been my "JOY"~

Hope you enjoyed my little Christmas
"Show and Tell".  So sad that it is just about
over for another year.  I guess this means I
have to get back to work and start designing
for the new year. Wonder what it will 
bring. I have a few ideas, but I want to 
dwell in this beautiful season for a few
more days.
"Many Merry Stitches",

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Our Christmas Joy!

Good Evening Everyone!
I have always loved Christmas so much.  Looking
back I believe I probably over do,
 but everything is so much fun
and just a way for me to give "Christmas Joy"
to my family. I still want to do all of those same 
things, and have another reason to continue
the Christmas fun.
Two plus years ago a precious little someone
entered our lives and gave a whole new
excitement to Christmas.  
He is our 
To all of my blog friends who have been
following me since Avery was born, you
have endured all of my obnoxious 
"Grammie posts", and I thank you so much
for putting up with me.
I just want to take a few more minutes of your
time tonight to look back with me.
We cannot believe the change in this
little guy.  Note the wonderful teddy bear
that was Hollis' and is now Avery's.   It has been 
fun to have this teddy bear be a part of his 
Christmas pictures.
Still loves his teddy bear,
but not as much as we
love Avery. 
This is going to be such a "fun"
Christmas.  Now, if I can just
get everything done on my
ever growing list.
Hope to be back in a few days with some 
Christmas decorating.  
For those of you with time to stitch,
"Many Merry Stitches" and for those of you like
me who have put down your needle for a
few days,
"Much Christmas Joy",

Thursday, December 12, 2013

More Christmas Goodies

Hi Everyone!
First of all, thank you for your orders last night.
I have some more Christmas "goodies" for you.

Antiqued Silver Tinsel Garland
Wonderful reproduction tinsel garland -
a generous 9 feet.
$8.50 (includes shipping)
I have eight of these.
Found another
Reproduction Boot 
So adorable, I hope you love it. 
6" tall and 4 1/4" across the toe.
$11.00 (shipping included)
"Vintage" Coverlet Stocking
I made these adorable little stockings out
of my stash of olde coverlets.  Each 
measures about 4 1/2" long.
Each has a little faux greenery and berries.
You will receive three for $10.50 (includes shipping)
Nativity Scene Figurines
These are mismatched figurines.  I have been
collecting these for years now and have a huge
display.  Start your set now with this lovely

$22.00 (includes shipping)
Gingerbread Ornaments
I stitched these using mainly chain stitch, a few Colonial Knots,
Satin Stitch, and applique.
Specify which one you want - the one with the 
applique heart made from a "vintage" coverlet or the 
Satin Stitch Heart.
They measure approximately 4" high X 2 1/4" wide
$12.00 each (includes shipping)
Hand-painted Paper Stockings
I hand-painted these, back and front and added a little 
wool roving and a rusty tin star to the top.  They are
machine stitched all around and
stuffed lightly.
They measure 8 1/2" long, not counting the hanger
You will get all three for $13.00 (includes shipping)
Hand-painted Paper Candy Canes
I hand-painted these, back and front.  They are
machine stitched all around and stuffed
slightly.  They measure 8" long, not counting
the hanger.
You will get all three for $13.00 (includes shipping)
Red Aged Mini Bead Garland
6 Feet long
I have four of these.
$8.50 (includes shipping)
Tiny Silhouette Ornaments
with Waxer Inside
Specify Lady or Little Boy

I placed a quarter next to them so you can see just
how tiny they are.  I hand-painted the papermache
boxes and decoupaged the silhouettes.  There is
a tiny round waxer inside of the box.  Wouldn't one
of your stitcher friends love one of these.  
I have two of each.
$8.50 each (shipping included) or you can have all
four for $29.00 (shipping included)
Hand-Painted Santa Ornaments
I painted these ornaments on a 4"wooden disk.  
The hanger is made from leather.  
"Noel" is painted on the back.
$20.00 each (shipping included)
I have three of these.
"Plenty & Peace" Painted Box
I painted this papermache box.  It measures 3 3/4"
in diameter and is 2" high. I've included a little bag of
lovely balsam.  It smells so good.
$19.00 (includes shipping)
I hope you will find something you like tonight.
I take Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, and checks.
If you want to use Paypal, I need the email address
that you use for Paypal.  Please email me with what
you would like and your payment information.
Time to call it a night.
"Many Happy Stitches",