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


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

  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. :)

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

  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.

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

  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

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

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

  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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