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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

Later