I've been stitching up a storm. originally I said no way would I bother to stitch (think bazzill stitching templates). Now I have tons of them and I hand stitch (no sewing machine). I actually find it very soothing/methodical to sew.
there are techniques and trends that are new to me, but they're not new in general. I want to try dry embossing - those various texture plates and what not look so cool.