"DESIGNS THAT REFLECT OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE"

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".
Sandra

Saturday, October 22, 2011

New Stuff

Good Morning Everyone!
Hope all is well in your part of the world.  This
is a really busy day for me and before I get started,
I wanted to share with you my two new publications.
If all goes well, they will ship next week.
Hope you like them.
"CHRISTMAS WON'T BE CHRISTMAS. . ."
I know you will all recognize the origin of this special
quote from Little Women, one of my most favorite
stories and movies of all time.  I have always loved
this quote and wanted to do something unique to use 
in my Christmas decorating.  This will occupy a special
spot on my sofa with all of my other Christmas pillows.
  All the fancy magazines talk about the packaging being
part of the gift, well this time the packaging could be
the gift as well.  I made the pillow out of Weeks felted
wool and the ribbon is just something from the
craft store that just happens to match the color
of the cross stitched gifts.  I may have a little of
this to sell if you are interested.  It is stitched on
Old Mill Java with a variety of fibers.  Would be
quite special over one for an ornament.
Next is
"QUAKER REJOICE ORNAMENT"
This continues my heart ornament collection.  So simple
and elegant at the same time.  It is stitched on 36 Count
"Wheat" from R & R Reproductions, with a Stitch
Count of 39 Wide X 69 High.  The brass charm is
included.
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Just so you know, I will have another heart ornament,
some Christmas birdies, and Christmas Silhouettes in
the coming weeks.  Can't wait to share.  
Love Christmas designing so much.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend with
 Many Happy Stitches,
Sandra

21 comments:

  1. Ooh! And looking forward to the upcoming Christmas Goodies, too!

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  2. aww so sweet..love them both so much,,
    have a lovely weekend dear xxx

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  3. ohhh don't know which I like the best :) just lovely ... love mouse xxxx

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  4. Lovely Quaker Rejoice ornament!!
    I'm enjoying the Needlework Show :)
    Thanks!
    kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

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  5. Thank you for offering a door prize during the Online Needlework Show.

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  6. For some reason I am always attracted to hearts. I really enjoy your designs. Please enter me in your drawing.
    Melanie Scott
    mrscott@sc.rr.com

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  7. Wonderful new designs Sandra....Now, if I could just wrap my head around it being time to start stitching Christmas, I'd be fine!! Hope you had a sunshiney day....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  8. Coming over from the Needlework Show to check out your blog. I love the pillow idea. My daughter and I just watched Little Women last weekend!

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  9. Love all your designs. Beautiful colors. Please enter me in the needlework show drawing. Thank you!

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  10. Hi Sandra,

    Both of these are now on my shopping list! :-)

    Cynthia
    Windy Meadow

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  11. I love the pillow finish with the tag sentiment!

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  12. Can't wait to stitch rejoice & add to my collection of your other heart ornaments!
    Cathlyn
    cathlynaz@hotmail.com

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  13. Love you're christmas present !!!

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  14. They're lovely and it's just like Christmas... there's more coming!

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  15. I love both ornaments! Especially the presents one. :)

    I would also like to be included for the doorprize at the Needlework Show.

    Thanks bunches
    Kathy
    katkiley @ aol .com

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  16. I've been enjoying the Needlework Show, so sad it's the last day! Please include me in your doorprize draw :)
    Thanks!
    kimberlybreid @ hotmail . com

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  17. I really like the Quaker Rejoice ornament

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  18. What a lovely ornament! Please include me in today's (Monday) drawing. Thank you!

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  19. Hi, new follower here from the Online Needlework Show. Please enter me into your draw.
    www.serendipitousstitching.blogspot.com

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  20. I'd love to become a follower, just love your Christmas stockings, wonder if I will be brave enough to start one someday!!

    cheers
    Julie

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  21. Such beautiful designs, Sandra...you must be awake half the night coming up with these :)

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