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 21, 2013

A Fashion Statement

Good Evening Everyone!
Just had to share a little joy tonight.
Hollis always dresses Avery in the cutest
outfits and I have been known to buy one or
two pieces of clothing for him.  HA HA!
It's more like I have bought more clothes
for him than I have for me and Lehmer
combined.  Much more fun ~ to say the least.
Here he is making a 
 Avery in animal print pants, yellow and green hoodie,
owl hat, suede boots, and sitting in his madras chair.  If he 
wasn't so cute, it would make your eyes hurt. 
 He loves to pose for pictures.  Of course he has
had a camera in his face about a million times.
 Taking a hug break!  Still loves to be held and gives
great hugs.
So adorable!
 Loves his Dad's hat.
 Posing again!
Enough pictures Grammie!  Giving me 
the evil eye.
Hope you didn't mind me being an
obnoxious "Grammie" again.  You can go
back to your stitching now.

A Little Glimpse!

Good Morning!
Well, Halloween is coming whether we like it
or not, so here is a "little glimpse"
A Halloween Year - February
"Viney Pumpkin" -
This and a few other designs will be shown
in Nashville, so hopefully your favorite
shoppe owners will be ordering it there,
or they can pre-order from me now. 
Many Happy Stitches,

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Clearing Up Something!

Hi Everyone!
I guess I stirred up a hornet's nest with one of
my Blog and Facebook posts.  I put this picture
up for Valentine's Day and a bunch of you thought
it was a new design coming.
The truth is, it is a small design that came
along with this ~

~~ Sorry for the blurry picture. ~~
This is another one of my favorite designs.  Quaker 
inspired for all the seasons.  I stitched it on 30 Count
"Straw", using "Rusty Amber" Silk 'N Colors.  If you 
love rich colors, you will love this too.  Anyway, this
design is still available.  It is $10.50 which includes
the shipping.  I will be adding this to my ETSY 
site soon.
Hope this clears up any questions.  So happy
so many of you like it.
Many Happy Stitches,

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Almost Ready!

Hi Everyone!
So many of you have asked repeatedly when
"Scenes of Spring" was coming, well, I can
finally say it is just about ready.  Today I 
got it framed, the directions written, and
the graph finalized, so it is well on its way.
Here it is ~~
Here are the other Scenes, in case you have
never seen them.
Scenes Of Winter
Scenes of Summer
Scenes of Autumn
They are all stitched on the same fabric, even
though you would never know it from the
Unfortunately, I have to finish another design
before Scenes of Spring will
be released.  I always release at least two
designs at a time.  Just a little longer.
Be back soon!
Many Happy Stitches,

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Little Love

Good Valentine Morning!
Wishing you love, happiness, and a 
warm place to be on this 
Valentine morning.
Many Happy Stitches,

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Little Glimpse!

Good Evening Everyone!
First of all I wanted to thank everyone here and on
Facebook for all of your wonderful comments and likes
for my new things.  Everything will be shipped
tomorrow to Autos and Distributors.
So many of you have asked about the final design
in the SCENES OF . . . . . . series.
Well, here is a little glimpse.  It is 90% finished
and will be the next thing to go out on AUTO
and be shown at Nashville.
Hope you like it!!
Many Happy Stitches,

Sunday, February 10, 2013

All Finished!

Good Morning!
Just wanted to share the finished front cover 
pictures of
"Shamrock Bunny".
In addition to the needle case I made a little
scissor fob from felted wool.  So easy and so 
cute.  Hope you like it.

Hope you have a great day with
"Many Happy Stitches,

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Something New!

Good Afternoon!
I'm trying really hard to get some new things ready for
the upcoming Nashville Needlework Trade Show.
Can't show you everything because it may not happen,
but this one is a go.  Still don't know how I am going
to finish it.  Do you have any ideas?  If so, please
pass them on.
"The Way To A Friends' House. . ."
This design has been out of print.  I've always loved
it because I believe this sentiment is so true.
I've had it restitched in new colors and think
it is wonderful.  So soft and pretty.
Please let me know what you think.

I hope all of you in the North East are safe.  The conditions
look absolutely horrible.  We are so fortunate to have
avoided this storm.  Please take care of yourself.
Many Happy Stitches,

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New Things!

Good EveningEveryone!
I have some new things to share with you tonight.
Models are ready so I can now write the 
instructions and finish the graphs.  If all goes
well tomorrow, they will go out to Autos
and Distributors soon.
Here goes - hope you like them~

Please let me know what you think!
Many Happy Stitches,

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Celebration

Hi There!
Some of you may have wondered why I haven't
posted anything since January 20th.  Well, between
family illnesses, weather, getting ready for a surprise
birthday party for our son Cameron's 40th
birthday, I simply ran out of time and
Cameron's party was Saturday night and we
actually pulled it off.  It was a total surprise.
It was Hollis' idea for this party and I'm so
glad she wanted to do this.  It was a really
fun night - a great celebration
for a great son and brother.

 Cameron & Hollis
They look so happy.  She was so thrilled that we
surprised him.
Some decorations
We strung dozens of pictures.  There were many
more in the kitchen.
Avery enjoyed the party too, but he enjoys
I hope to be back a little later today with
some new stuff.
Many Happy Stitches,