Sunday, May 20, 2012

Homespun Elegance goodies....

May has been a lucky month!
One of my favorite blogs is

(Homespun Elegance)

and she was celebrating her 500 followers
with a great giveaway and sale!    Lucky me won
her giveaway and look at the goodies I got....

I have a large collection of Homespun Elegance
but was delighted that I had none of these!

Sandra also included these goodies.  
The little sheep is just precious.

   As soon as I saw the bookmark design, I
immediately recognized it.  I have had the
Sheltering Tree in the my basket for a very
long time.   I think this is a sign that it is time
stitch it!  If you haven't checked
she always has some great offerings.

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 Evidenced by the abundance of HE designs
I own, Sandra has always been one of my
favorite designers.   The "colonial" feel to her
designs is timeless.   To extend the celebration
on her blog, she offered a very generous sale
on her designs so I seized the opportunity 
to add to my collection. 

Land of Peace & Plenty

This has to be one of all time favorites.
Originally published in 1990, Sandra decided to
reprint some of her OOP designs and this one
is now available.   This one is timeless to me and
I can't wait to get it stitched.   I think it has also
 helped me decide on the fabric choice for
Plum Street's Colonial Garden.  
You will just have to wait and see!

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I have been busy stitching so I will be
back soon with some finishes.
Hope you have a great stitchy day....


  1. beautiful goodies, love the land of peace!!

  2. Oh wow, lucky you! I love Sandra's designs as well!

  3. How wonderful! These are going to be such a pleasure stitching up!

  4. Congrats on your win, what super goodies.
    Land of Peace is a beautiful chart.

  5. Congratulations on the win, Karen! I love HE stuff. I LOVE their Christmas designs--just need to stitch them! ;)

  6. Congratulations on your win! The extra bit of goodies she included are wonderful. Love the silhouette of the stitcher.

  7. Congratulations on your win. I love her designs, too, and had to partake in that terrific sale! I think I'm reading your mind...

  8. Congratulations on your win. You have some gorgeous new charts to stitch. Look forward to seeing what you are stitching next.

  9. *squee* Awesome stash, Karen!!!

  10. Like you I have so many of Sandra's originals...Her designs are classic and timeless....She is a legend in our craft and I LOVE the fact that you won all those goodies! I actually have the sheep card here also sitting in the bag with the chart from way back when.... Way to go girlfriend!!!

    Have a great week, Faye

  11. Congratulations wow that was some win, it must be your lucky month, enjoy and thanks for sharing.

  12. Congratulations on your win! Nice stash enhancements too.

  13. Congratulations on your win, those charts are lovely!

  14. What lucky win!! I,too,love her designs.

  15. Congratulations on winning Karen! I love HE designs. Can;t wait to see your start on Land of Peace & Plenty.

  16. Congrats! on the fab win
    I love the HE designs

  17. Grats on the win, Karen. It's even better that you didn't have anything that you won already. Plus, more stash acquisition. Awesome. And finishes, whoo hoo! Grats to you on them too. Can't wait to see them.

  18. I also took advantage of Sandras great sale..I love her designs so much..looks like we got the same pattern..:)

    Hugs, Shar

  19. Those are some great goodies and what makes it nicer is that you didn't already have the things that you won. I didn't even know that she had a website and I see she has DMC cones for sale. I think I need to pick up a couple of those.

  20. Congratulations on your win!! I know you will just love stitching all those designs!

  21. Congratulations on your win, and how lucky that they were all designs you didn't have in your collection already

  22. What lovely goodies you won!!! I'm a big HE fan too and do believe that Land of Peace & Plenty will be going on my 'must buy' list!

  23. Wonderful new stash Karen!
    Congratulations and thanks for sharing some more info on this designer.

  24. You won some awesome gifts... Enjoy them all. In your urly post also a won..
    You lucky girl ;)
    Enjoy teh weather.. we are having Spring weather.. SUN!!!

  25. Great giveaway and nice stash enhancement. Can't wait to see what your needles produce:)

  26. You lucky girl!! This is great!!!

  27. She's also one of my favourite designers. Great for you to win the giveaway. Enjoy!

  28. Congratulations, Karen--you are one lucky stitcher! I just adore Sandra's designs--have a whole notebook filled with them :)

    And, oh dear, another "must buy" for me in that Land of Peace and Plenty! How beautiful!!

  29. Congratulations on the great win! HE always has something to catch my eye!

  30. Great goodies! Can't wait to see you bring some of those designs to life!

  31. Great new stash, enjoy it!


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