Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Back in the Nest

Hi everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful Jubilee weekend. I did lots to get in the spirit of things. I was at Lawrence's house on the Saturday, enjoy a big Jubilee party with his family and the surrounding neighbours. Everyone has such a good time, there was a BBQ and games and prizes and lots of laughing.
I didn't watch much of the floatilla, but I did see the concert from beginning to end. I thought it was fantastic! I thought Tom Jones was very good, and Paul McCartney too. Did anyone else see the concert? Who was your favourite?
I can't believe it's all over. Well, maybe not quite yet. All of our Jubilee stock at work goes on sale now so it's all hands on deck. I've got a fairly busy week coming up, but nothing too scary.

Now onto the stitching news, and of course, an update picture on my Farmhouse BAP . . .



I did lots of work on this over the weekend. Lawrence is right in the middle of his exams, so when he's bent over his revision, I pull out my stitching. I'm proud to say my love works hard, so I had lots of lovely stitching time! The black cat has now made an appearance and construction on the roof is well under way. I truly love seeing this piece come together. Often, I can't put it down! I haven't really got that much left to go on the house before I start on the surrounding animals. If anyone would like to be reminded of what the final piece will look like, it's on this post.

In other news, I've got an update pic on my other WIP - LHN's Schoolgirl Lessons . . .


I'm stitching this using Crescent Colours Dark Chocolate on the most beautiful dusky pink fabric. I love the combination of pink and brown, and I think I will attempt a few more designs using this colour way. Do you have any colour pairings that you love to use?

I'm off to work tomorrow for a full day, so I will probably need to unwind with my stitching after that. Then on Friday, I'm off shopping with my sister which I am very much looking forward too.

Best wishes to all,
 


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12 comments:

Karen said...

Both of your projects are looking good! I love brown and pink together too.

happy stitching...

Sarah said...

Gorgeous stitching, your BAP looks wonderful. Sounds like you had a great Jubilee holiday. We watched the concert last night, it was great!

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. Both of your projects look lovely. Enjoy your shopping with your sister.

Carol said...

I hope you're enjoying your new job, Bekca! Glad you had some time off to enjoy the festivities. I missed the concert here as it was broadcast when I was at work.

Lovely progress on your WIPs--so glad to see the black cat has arrived :)

Mel said...

Great stitching Bekca.

I thought the concert for the queen was quite well done and very diverse. (though she looked like she was sleeping when Elton was singing at one point, lol)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lookie at the little black cat!!!!

Peggy Lee said...

WOW Bekca, both of your WIP's look beautiful so far! I too like brown and pink together.
I am looking forward to seeing a finish here soon....you are a fast stitcher!

:^)

Catherine said...

Sounds like you are really enjoying yourself! Love both of your projects and yes, I agree, that pink and brown look lovely together!

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Angela said...

Sounds like you had a lovely jubilee weekend! I didn't watch very much of it all but the concert did look good.

Great progress on the Farmhouse, I love that little black cat :)

I don't have any color combinations that I use but I do love pink/brown together.

Rosemary said...

Wonderful stitching, I'll enjoy visiting to see your progress!

gillyflower said...

Sounds like you had a great Jubilee weekend! I watched the concert too, and agree Tom was good, as was Alfie Bow (sigh!)!
Adore the Farmhouse stitching, its so pretty! Love the flowers round the door and the black cat at the gate.
The sampler is lovely in brown on soft pink - a great colour combination.
Hope exams went well for Lawrence after all his hard work.
Gill xx