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Happy New Year 2016!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you a happy, healthy, wonderful 2016!

I had a great stitchy year in 2015 and hope to have another great one in 2016. Usually I grab something new to start on New Years, but this year I decided to work on a WIP.  And this one may as well be considered a new start as I didn’t have much done on it when I picked it up.  It is Ella, The Frog Princess from Mirabilia. Here is Ella when I started her in November, 2013..


Not much of a start, so that is why I say it’s like a new start 😉  Here she is after I put her down last night..

New year start on Ella

It sure is a lot of yellow.  But I am trying to keep her going until I finish her. Or until a wonderful designer releases something that I just have to start right away 😉  The lovely flowers give me a nice break from the yellow when I need it.

I only received one stitchy gift for Christmas this year, but it is one that I have been wanting for quite some time.  A dear friend gifted this to me..

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An adorable yarn bowl!!  And I have used it to make a couple of scarves already 🙂  I love it.  And it looks so pretty on the table with yarn inside it.

While this next gift isn’t a stitchy item, I have designated it to be.

Mermaid journal

It is my stitchy journal made and gifted to me by my VBSF (Very Best Stitchy Friend).  She made this amazing journal cover from clay.  She is so talented with her new clay hobby and she knows me so well.  I just love this little journal and will keep all kinds of stitchy info on projects and materials and such, inside.

And one other gift that isn’t exactly stitchy per say, but stitchy related..

Yoshis wooly world

Hubby bought me the Yoshi’s Wooly World game for the Wii U and I am so addicted to it!  Everything in Yoshi’s world is knitted, crocheted or sewing related.  Even Yoshi 🙂  As you can see in the picture, the trees and walkways all look like they were knitted or crocheted.  There are buttons and crochet hooks and needles throughout.  The object in each level is to find all the yarn balls to knit a new Yoshi back together.  So cute and I love that all the scenery is stitching of some sort.

So that is my update for the beginning of 2016.  I have a long list of things I want to accomplish in 2016.  Most are stitching or craft related, like finish up WIP’s, scrapbook all of my page kits, stamp more cards, use up my yarn stash, etc., etc, etc.  What do you hope to accomplish this year?


Friendship Bears Picnic Game

I’m still here.  Just busy doing a Stampin’ Up! Open house this past weekend.  It was a lot of fun.  But I didn’t have any time for stitching.  But now I am back, busy getting started on the current Round Robin in my possession, and will post photos whenever I get it done.  I have less than 2 weeks to get it stitched and back in the mail.  But for now I have a treasured family piece to share with you today.

Can you tell what it is?  It is a game similar to Candy Land.  The pattern is called the Friendship Bears Picnic Game and was by Dutch Touch Inc.  It also came with this:

Little teddy bear game pieces and a deck of cards and instructions.  My boys had such fun playing this game when they were little.  It sits under an end table in my living room and other little ones have played it from time to time.  Recently I started thinking I should have purchased another one so that I could give one to both of my boys when they get married and have children of their own, but I am having no luck finding another one.  I still have the original pattern (which is all marked up as I didn’t make a working copy) but the original pattern also came with the game pieces.  It would be nice to find another like this.  I stitched it on 16 ct. Antique White Aida and was framed in Game Box #245 from Taylor’s Workshop. I wish I could find another one of these kits.  So far, no luck in even finding anything similar.