Thursday, 26 March 2015

I'm back! with some stitching updates!

Hi lovelies

First of all, I would like to say THANK YOU to all of you who left comments and advises in my previous blog post. I deeply appreciated and overwhelmed by your kind words. I am still having a little bit of struggle to gain back my speed but now I feel totally refresh. The feeling of relief when you can share what you feel and have someone lends you listening ears. I also felt like I can finally throw away the heavy stone on my shoulder, the pressure of not being able to stitch as I always do. 

I picked up some small charts and stitched at my own pace, left behind the time factor and all the frustration that I had. All the encouragement from you guys played such an important role in boosting up my eagerness to stitch. So on that night, I started an AAN (Alexandra Adalaide Needleworks) called "Dove Ornament" and kept stitching it until 2 AM (LOL). And yup, I finished it.
Here is the original chart:
Here is my stitching. Instead of using DMC, I used hand dyed silks from Fiberlicious in Silver and Brumbleberry and added some pearls into it because I'm just nosy :-)

I also had another finish from AAN, an out of print that I forgot the name (sorry! i gave away the chart to my friend so I can't find the name anywhere :-( ) Again I also changed all the suggested colors to Fiberlicious silks.

And a small one from Aury TM Design called Deja Brew. I changed the WDW to Fiberlicous's Woodland vines in cotton

So while I'm on a roll (shhh) I also started a few more:
SK Effect of Caffein by Spangler - HAED
An silhouette chart from Broderie

Singing in the rain (Gecko Rouge)
and last but not least
Daisy and Ladybug, a blackwork pattern from Ajisai Press
I also have a bit small haul here and there but let me leave it to the next post. I stitch so much slower recently but I don't feel the pressure anymore. I am learning to take it easy and enjoy every moment that I have. As you guys said, it's a hobby in the end <3

Much love!



  1. So glad you are enjoying your stitching without feeling the pressure Nguyen, I think all stitchers can relate to that! Your stitching is always a pleasure to see, I love the variety and colours you choose!

  2. So happy to see that you have your stitching mojo back:) Gorgeous finishes - I think your changes really improved the originals:)) It good to remember sometimes that we stitch simply because it makes us happy, and it is our own little world in which we can do as we please without any pressure:)
    So happy for you!

  3. Lovely projects. Keep up the great stitching.


  4. Well I think your mojo is definitely back! Those look great. I love the Broderie one, do you have a link to their website? I have been gifted a piece of fabric and I need a smallish silhouette pattern to stitch on it, I think this would be perfect.

    1. + Justine, you can follow this link: There are many silhouette charts there and it's very cheap, only 1-2 Euro per PDF! Have fun!

  5. Definitely looks like the joy is back. What lovely patterns and excellent colour choices.

  6. I love all your stitchings =) Congratulations on finding your bug again and finishing the projects =) I love the storykeep and singing in the rain and I am looking forward to see more of them =)

  7. Wow, looks like you are really cracking on! Well done for picking up the stitching again, stunning work!

  8. Wow! what a difference compared to your last post! You have cheered up no end, done LOADS of stitching and even finished a couple of smalls - congratulations! You have some fabulous charts there and I'm now off to check out a couple of websites. Keep up the good work! :)

  9. Honey you totally crack me up. You went from feeling so sad and in a moment of despair to rocking out 3 finishes and a great start on 3 more. You're insane but that's why I adore you! I really love those silhouette charts too from Broderie I may have to make a wee investment in one. Keep smiling and have fun stunner
    xo Alicia

  10. I miss your posts >_< please come back :D