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A bit late but… Happy New Year

Hello, my dear friends!

A very happy new year to all of you!!! I wish you a lot of love, happiness, fun, WIPs, FOs and yarn!

How are you?

Did you have some good and cozy time spend in a good company of the loved ones? I truly hope you did and that the beginning of the year is exciting and satisfying!

It seems that 2017 is going to be a surprising year as 2016 was… Well, I can speak for the part of the world I’m living in since Italy is still stroken by strong earthquakes, fortunately far away from Peschiera del Garda, but which are causing so many tragedies. I do hope that Mother Nature will give a break to the population suffering this disater.

2017 is the year of my 40th birthday too. Whaaaaaaaaat??? Already?? But but…. I was a little girl only yesterday! I swear! IT WAS YESTERDAY!

Oh, I will tell a lie if I say that I’m not affraid of the time flowing by but on the other hand I feel so well! Life is treating me very well indeed and I’m so thankful for the chance I had to enjoy some very happy and rich moments despite all the adversities. I do hope that this will continue for a long time ahead…

I owe you some Christmas photos. As I tell you I knitted socks as Christmas gifts for the family men and here are some photos. It had taken me a month to finish all the pairs and I took photos only of some of them…

The project I’m most proud of is a two color stranded hat! I have to thank to a friend of mine for the help and the directions given! It had had a big success and, apart the two knitted for my nephews, I knitted two more of them commissioned by friends of mine.

This is a project I do love to knit so much! It is fun, lovely and so nice. The pattern I use is this one. πŸ™‚

I crocheted a Sleepy Bear for my BM’s nephew πŸ™‚


… and despite my perplexity about the color, the little chap likes to play with this crocheted guy :).

And here are all my gifts gathered together..


I can’t deny that there was a lot of stress about deadlines and the satisfaction of everyone’s desire, but everybody liked their pressie so I felt so very well after Christmas.

We had a handmade Christmas tree this year …

… and we have a new leafy friend to take care about…


A bonsai. A ficus tree…. purchased before Christmas and it is still alive! Yeah!!

To not be forgotten: would you like to make the lovely snowman from the upper picture? Click here πŸ™‚ . And if you need the translation, I can ask the permission to the designer to translate her pattern.

What had happened more… let’s see… Oh,well, anything special… I’m back on my craft πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

My BM made me a nice gift…


Oh I almost forgot about a pre Christmas quick commission, a pair of mitts and a hat for a little nine months old girl…


… and I made myself Amabie

I think that that’s it for now and that I didn’t forget anything. After holidays life has continued to flow in its usual way, I’m so happy about that, and I can tell that I have a lot to do. A commission, a gift exchange (Roma, I didn’t forget about, after the stole it is your turn πŸ™‚ ), a hat and a scarf for my BM and a lot of accounting study…

So let us put on the go mode!









23 thoughts on “A bit late but… Happy New Year”

  1. Wish you a very happy new year, dear Tajana… 😍 The year 2017 seems to be a very special! I am stunned looking at the beautiful things handcrafted by you πŸ˜ƒ, may you enjoy more of handcrafting in this year… Amazed about your optimism, it is so inspiring!

    Happy new year once again!
    TC, keep smiling πŸ˜€

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  2. To see all your work grouped together is inspiring, 2017 is getting off to a fine crafting start for you, may the year bestow much happiness on you & your BM, I’m about to make a start on your gift exchange very soon xx

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    1. Thank you so much,Roma ❀ ❀ ❀ I wish you the same ❀ ❀ ❀ I should FO the stole by the end of January and then I'll start to knit the Stone Tulip Shawl for you. πŸ™‚

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  3. Happy new year, Tajana! It’s nice to see you back… But I’m not surprised you took a blogging break, look how busy you’ve been! It’s awesome when you see all the gifts you made set out on the table ready to be wrapped, and I’m glad Sleepy Blue Bear is getting on so well with his new friend. And then there’s the tree covered in handmade decorations 😍 Here’s to an awesome 2017, I can’t wait to see what you make this year!

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    1. Thank you so so so very much! I’m on a lot of projects of different kinds (as you have already seen) and really need some organization! I’m working on it…. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

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      1. I have never heard about bullet journalling and made some research… Well, except organizing time, it could help to organize my mind too.. πŸ˜”


  4. Thank you. All the very best wishes to you and all the friends and family for a wonderful 2017 as well. It sure is looking like a busy and exciting year.
    Awesome to look forward to a great birthday. Wow. It is going to be a fun one!
    Great projects and great knitting and crochet. You are outdoing many of us. I love your work so much.
    And I am happy to see your Bonsai is still happy and growing and cheering all up. πŸ™‚
    Love the crochet hooks, that is a very grand and special gift.
    Enjoy the weekend and take care.
    πŸ™‚ xxx

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    1. Thank you, Johanna!! ❀ ❀ ❀
      The Bonsai is praying God for mercy from the very first day it has entered our home and it seems that his prayers have been heard πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      And yeah, me too, I think that being 40 will be fu πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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