Sunday, 5 January 2014

Awesome start to a New Year!

Brrr it's cold tonight!  I had all intention of showing my Mary Ann Farmer tonight but I had a rather intense frogging session so I am rather not impressed with her, she's been causing me trouble right from the first x I put into her and have now run out of thread, so will have to go in tomorrow and pick up some more - now these two samplers have been well behaved even though one of them had a run in with a dog as you can see the tear in my Sweet Humility sampler by Carriage House Samplings in the first photo - I had to fray check the tear and hopefully I can leave it like this without further damage incurring - I have one more page of writing to do and then on to some flowers down the bottom and my Sweet Humility will be finished.


 this next sampler is my Christmas Band Sampler by Heartstring Samplery, again run out of thread will hopefully pick up some more tomorrow ..


I hope everyone had a great start to the year - I celebrated with my husband and friends - thought I'd share some photos of my night - why didn't I get a photo of my dress?  I had a fabulous dress on, a missed opportunity as I may never fit into it again!  Anyway these photos are taken here in Taipei City, Taiwan right next to Taipei 101 which for one very short period of time was the tallest building in the world - from the beginning to the end it was a pretty awesome night - 










Have a good one and let's all have an awesome year of stitching! ... and maybe a few nights of partying ... if I can find a babysitter that is :)
Amanda
P.S. Have been hanging out on Facebook quite a bit lately following the stitching scene there, anyone else doing the same?

20 comments:

  1. Your stitching looks awesome! Almost near the finish line :) Every time I see the Christmas Sampler I love it more and more. Great photos from New Years, the one with the red fireworks looks spectacular, must have been amazing in person! Yes, I am a facebook-er too, love the Sampler World group, lots of great inspiration there!

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  2. Great progress on both pieces Amanda.

    Linda

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  3. I would have FREAKED out from the dog tear. YIKES!
    I don't do the facebook thing, but I really enjoy everyone's blogs.

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  4. Your stitching looks lovely. Happy New Year.

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  5. Amazing samplers. I'm so glad the dog didn't ruin it. Yes, I'm on Facebook and there are lots of great cross stitch groups!

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  6. A run in with the dog - wow! I think I would have had to take a long, long walk after that. Glad the damage wasn't worse. Love the Christmas Band Sampler - so pretty! It looks like you had a fabulous New Year celebration. :) I've joined a few Facebook stitching groups and enjoy seeing all the beautiful work. Unfortunately, it has resulted in being enabled quite a bit. :)

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  7. Looks like a great New Year's Eve. I do love the samplers. What a shame about the tear. It looks like you have it fixed.

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  8. Happy New Year, Amanda! Your samplers are looking beautiful. Sorry to hear about the tear, but it looks like you fixed it nicely! :D

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  9. Happy New Year Amanda! It looks like you had lots of fun! Gorgeous finishes.

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  10. Beautiful samplers. Looks like you had a good New Year. A very happy 2014.

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  11. Please, have you used the floss suggested by the designer for the Christmas Band Sampler? I really like how yours looks!

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  12. very beautiful stitchings ! the first is even amazing !
    well done =)
    it seems you had a great New year party =)
    happy new year to you
    xxxx

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  13. Just curious: Since this is your last Blog entry and dated January, 2014 and it is now September, did you ever complete Sweet Humility? I would love to see a framed photo of her.

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