Monday, 12 December 2011

Winding Down

Hi everyone! I hope you've all had a brilliant start to the week. Although the title of this post suggests I'm winding down before Christmas, the truth is there is loads to do before I can relax and enjoy the festive season properly. I don't mind though, the work is very enjoyable, there's just quite a bit.
First of, thank you to all who have put their name in for the Birthday Stitch Surprise. There's still time to add your name to the drawing in this post here (scroll down or click the link).  I haven't got anyone yet for June or November, so maybe you could be the lucky one!
In other news, I've been spending time in the evenings working on Gingerbread House by Country Cottage Designs. Here's where I'm up to . . .

I really love working on this piece, it uses such bright and cheerful colours.
My meal in London last week was amazing. The restaurant was beautiful and the food was just the best. Then we went on a bit of a drive tour through the sights and saw Big Ben, The London Eye and Buckingham Palace, to name but a few. I celebrated with Lawrie on our own with a quiet meal in town, where for the first time, we could both have a glass of wine out. It was so very lovely.
Have a great week everyone. I go home for Christmas on Friday and I can't wait!
Best wishes,

PS Terri over at dixiesampler is having a brilliant giveaway. Check it out here!


Bertie said...

Lovely stitching Bekca. London is lovely at this time of year, good to hear you had a great time:)
Have a Happy Christmas:))

Carol said...

What an adorable start on Gingerbread House, Bekca...that does, indeed, look like a very cheery piece to work on...

So glad you enjoyed your London visit. I've never been, but it's definitely "on the list!!"

Enjoy your Christmas preparations--won't be long now :)

Sarah said...

Your cottage looks gorgeous, I love CCN designs! Very jealous of your London visit - I've travelled underneath London in the underground, through it on a train and over it on a plane, but I've never actually been IN it!!

Enjoy your last week and Christmas break, I think you deserve it after all the hard work this semester!

dixiesamplar said...

Glad your evening was a success, sounds like a great time!

Loving your CCN WIP; such lovely colors!

Hope your schedule eases up before Christmas, so that you can enjoy a stress-free holiday.

Lesleyanne said...

So pleased you enjoyed your trip to London. Your CCN is looking gorgeous love the colours.

Catherine said...

Love your cottage start Bekca!
These pre-Christmas days certainly can be busy, Christmas will be here soon!

Lynn said...

Love your start on Gingerbread House! It's sooo cute!
I'm glad you got to see so much of London. It's definitely worth it!
You must be so excited now that your trip home is almost here.
Safe travels!

Teresa said...

Love what you have done on the Gingerbread House, can't wait to see in finished.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Dani - tkdchick said...

That's going to be a cute little gingerbread house.