Happy New Year 2017!

I have been long gone but I am still creating.  Life gets in the way and no there are no excuses.  I hope to post more and to start me off I have chosen to make my first post a thank you post to my dear friend Jen.

It was my birthday not long ago and Jen came over last Friday to give me all sorts of goodies! I am so lucky to have such a quilty, fibery, wooly friend.  Check out what she gave me.  All of it so thoughtfully presented!

This is the loot.  Everything was in the emoji bag!


First up, this set of crocheted, corded, dyed and stuffed accessories. I have so been using the pincushion that goes over the edge of the table.  The oval basket has been put to good use beside my armchair!


A book about drawing because this past autumn I started drawing lessons!img_9073Of course she gave me material! Everything was wrapped in this material! So thoughtful!


A beautiful lined hat with owls going around it! She spun and knit the wool! She says there are bumps but I don’t see them ;). Do you?img_9075

Check out the card! She bought it at a craft fair but didn’t want to spoil it by writing in it ;).img_9077

Just beautiful the card! Gives me some ideas!img_9078

And each gift had little notes attached, giving me messages and telling me jokes!img_9079

More notes! Thanks Jen! 😉img_9080 I am definitely spoiled by Jen.  You should check out her blog!  She is so creative!

And what is a start to a year without a new project!

img_9098I made to embroidery pieces, one for Jen and one for me.  We are stitching everyday! I got the idea from  Sara at Brown Paper  Bag blog: http://www.brwnpaperbag.com/1-year-of-stitches-2017/We started later than the first but actually it took me a bit of time to set it up.  I gifted Jen with her own kit! It is fun to stitch everyday.

I am going to do my stitching and then head for bed! Here is hoping that I will be back properly!