Tuesday, June 8, 2010

How Sandra J. Sullivan of Homespun Elegance joined the SYHO Campaign

I was very honored to be asked to participate in the SYHO campaign. Hopefully, this campaign will find new stitchers and instill in them *our* love of this needleart, support our wonderful needlework shops, and promote awareness of heart disease and how to avoid it.

Unknowingly, Loose Thread Stitchers chose someone who has a very important reason for promoting heart health. At the age of 47, my husband, Lehmer, had heart bypass surgery. At 23, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure (200/110). We have both greatly benefited from modern medicine and all it can do for you.

Sandra, Owner & Designer

Monday, June 7, 2010

Homespun Elegance's new blog ~ Plain and Fancy Merchant

Hear Ye Hear Ye!...we went to a Civil War re-enactment this weekend and I am still in the back in the day spirit (:

Just wanted to drop a quick note to let everyone know that Sandra, of Homespun Elegance fame, has finally started a Blog! She calls it Plain and Fancy Merchant and it is FABULOUS!

It's a great way to get to know Sandra better, learn more about her life, and get a few sneak peeks at new designs (see below).

Be sure to check it out...I am so excited about this blog.  Maybe she'll share how she comes up with such amazing design ideas!

Friday, June 4, 2010

SYHO Friday ~ Homespun Elegance

It’s Official ~ It’s SYHO Friday!  YIPPEE!!!!  We are thrilled to introduce Sandra of Homespun Elegance, the SYHO Designer Encyclopedia June 2010 designer.

Month ~ June
Design Company ~ Homespun Elegance
Design Title ~ The Heart is the Spirit of the Home
Fabric ~ 32 Count “Amber” Linen from Wichelt
Threads ~ WDW Swamp Water, Kudzu and Straw / Crescent Colors Cocoa Bean, Old Oak Tree / DMC Colors 3799, 758, 869, 3371, 3768, 3051 and 822
Charm ~ Brass “Heartlet” by Homespun Elegance

The June SYHO stitcher newsletter will be out on Monday….till then, be sure to get over to Hoffman Distributing Company’s website and drool over their Friday new releases and then get to your LNS STAT!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

~ NEW Cherrywood Design Studios Freebie ~

Be sure to check out Cherrywood Design Studios freebie section.  They just posted this fabulous complimentary design this morning.  How fun is this?  Looks like I have another project to add to my list.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Introducing Classy Lass by Homespun Elegance

Have you heard that Sandra of Homespun Elegance has a new line?  "Classy Lass" is a new venture for Sandra's daughter, Hollis, and herself. Hollis is taking Sandra's collection of vintage buttons and trims to embellish purses, jewelry, pillows and other fabrications. Sandra told me they are having such fun with this and hope you will like what we are doing. We will be adding to this page very soon with many more available items.

At the present time, they are offering "Sacks" and "Clutches", ranging in price from $24 to $36. They will all be embellished with "vintage" or "contemporary" buttons, trims, etc. Some will even have needle felting and applique embellishment. There is enough room for your cell phone, money, credit cards, lipstitck, keys - all the essentials. Just perfect for that special occasion or shopping day when you don't want to lug a big purse. These are one of a kind, so you will have something no one else has.