Thursday, 2 October 2014

It's been a while since I last blogged ...

In fact it's been a very long while since I last blogged!  Lot's to catch up on!
The year has been tough on me, living in a foreign country without friends or family and trying to look after a family on my own finally caught up to me and I had a series of mental breakdowns.  Luckily I have a Mother and Husband who love me very much, that combined with an utter determination to focus on the positive and keep moving forward making small changes here and there I am slowly becoming my old self again but stronger and wiser.
So!  As I said, lot's to catch up on!
I think in this post I am just going to show some finishes I've had so far this year, because of my ups and downs earlier in the year I many starts which I will show as I work on them.
But hey at least I have finishes, so a big Hooray for that!

Pumpkin Brew by With thy Needle and Thread
35 count Old Mill Java Linen - Overdyed cotton threads

 Mary Ann Farmer by The Scarlett House
 40 count Antique White Linen - NPI Silks - 2 threads over 2!
(go on take a closer look, this was a lot of work!)

Swan Valley Revisited by Carriage House Samplings
40 count Parchment Linen - NPI Silks

Spring Issue of SANQ Magazine
25 count Cream evenweave (those red lines will wash out)
3 strands DMC

Sub Rosa freebie pattern

The Bremen Town Musicians by The Prairie Schooler
28 count Natural Linen - DMC threads

Alphabet Rhyme by Little House of Needleworks
28 count Vintage Examplar - Crescent Colours threads

Heritage Crafts John Clayton Miniature
Woodland Path (kit 27 count dmc threads)

Hope there was something here that you enjoyed looking at.  Now I am off to work on a Hardanger piece by the Nostalgic Needle, it's very small so hopefully I will have a finish soon and then I will post my finish and perhaps also share a few starts.
Take Care,
Amanda Chen

14 comments:

  1. Wow they all so beautiful and super lovely
    I love them all
    Enjoy your hardanger my dear xx

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  2. Yay Amanda! Good for you. You take care of you too. Not just the kids and hubby.♥
    Your finishes are so varied and awesome. I am glad your stitching still brings you comfort. Hang in there. I look forward to your next post. :)

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  3. Gorgeous work, Amanda. I'm so glad you are doing better. {Hugs} Take care!!

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  4. You have done some beautiful work! I love Pumpkin Brew and have debated doing it for quite some time. So glad to hear you are doing better. Sometimes life just catches up with us.

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  5. Looks like you used some stitch therapy to help you feel better! Wonderful finishes, each and every one!

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  6. Great projects and finishes. Stitching and looking at stash is so invigorating! Thanks for sharing - glad you are doing better.

    Pam in KS, USA

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  7. Wow, you've been busy! Beautiful finishes :D

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  8. Good for you! You have had a lot of finishes. Love the Scarlett House piece. Not really my style but just gorgeous colours.

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  9. How lovely to see you back blogging again. I am so sorry you have been unwell. I hope you found stitching to be therapeutic, you have certainly completed some beautiful work of art this year.

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