Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Builder Bekca

I tell you my friends, I can't believe I've been in my house at Winchester for just over a week. It feels like so much time has passed and so many things have happened.
For the first few days of living here, I was using one of the spare bedrooms because my bed had not arrived. It was delivered on Friday morning, and armed only with a screwdriver and sheer determination I set to work. Whilst I was building it, I found it quite funny that I was using jewellery boxes as props. It just seemed so stereotypically girly! At least they got the job done :)

Lawrie visited over the weekend and treated me to dinner out on Friday. Such a love! We went to my favourite place in Winchester, Buddy's Diner. Unfortunately, I couldn't have my normal cheeseburger as I have recently discovered that I am wheat intolerant. When I was staying with Lawrence, I kept getting severe stomach aches and headaches. They continued when I went to Glastonbury, always after I had a meal. So, after doing a bit of research on the NHS website, I decided to cut wheat from my diet and alas, no more pains! I do have to do a lot more looking at labels when I go shopping now, but I think that's a small sacrifice for not feeling ill anymore :)

Lawrence got a job! I know this is not particularly related to this blog, but I'm just so proud of him. He worked so hard for his exams and now he's continuing to work hard over the summer so he can have a little bit of money to enjoy all the things we do. He's waiting at a fancy hotel and the pay is decent too. Go Lawrence!

And finally, a stitching update. Hurrah, at last! I hear you cry :P
In our living room, there is a really old fashioned wicker and wooden chair with huge pillows. I have sort of claimed it as my stitching chair for now; it is so comfortable. I'll be sure to get a snap of it next time I'm stitching. It's very relaxing to come home to a couple of hours of stitching after work. And all that stitching is paying off, look at Farmhouse . . .

I've nearly finished the cottage itself, just a bit more greenery to add in round the bottom right hand corner. Then I think I'll do the red border to get that out of the way before moving on to the animals. I'm still loving every stitch on this project. I love that it's so colourful. My fingers are itching to start another project though. Maybe when I've unpacked all my stitching gear properly something will leap out at me. I'll let you know :)

I'm hideously behind with my Birthday Stitch Surprise Parcel for this month. I'm so sorry Teresa! It is my mission to get the package in the post to you this week. Rising postal cost might be an issue, but that's not going to stop me sending out parcels to truly lovely stitchers :)

So that's my round up for today my friends. I've got one more shift at work this afternoon, then I'm heading straight to Lawrence's house. We're going to see the Olympic Torch tomorrow, I'm very excited! I'm taking my camera, so hopefully I'll get a few snaps to share :)

I hope you've all had a brilliant start to the week.

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Peggy Lee said...

Well done Bekca! You have found yet another talent: furniture building! Oh the things we girls use to get a job done. Hey, if it works, why not?

Your stitching amazes me each time I see your progress. Just beautiful. How big is this piece?

Hmmm..... wheat intolerance? How strange
for this to hit you now. Very good in pinning the culprit!

Happy stitching...oh and YES! Way to go Lawrence!!!

Carol said...

Well done on assembling the bed, Bekca--I've never been very handy around the house! I'm so glad you're enjoying your new home and have even found the perfect stitching chair!

Your progress on your lovely house and garden piece is wonderful (of course, my favorite part is that little black cat sitting right out front!)...

Glad you solved the problem when it came to food allergies... Good detective work :)

Have a lovely time with Lawrence--hope you get a great view of the torch! Won't be long now until the Olympics :)

Deborah said...

Way to go, Bekca! Good job putting the bed together. Your cottage piece is beautiful. Good luck to Lawrence.

Teresa said...

I have been a way from blogging for a bit and just discovered your move. Hope you enjoy your new place. Love the cottage you are stitching.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Dani - tkdchick said...

Who said girls can't use a screwdriver and be innovative? You go girl!

Your WIP is looking fantastic!

Catherine said...

Way to go on building your bed! You are a very multi~talented young lady! Congrats to Lawrence too!
Your stitching is beautiful!
Great that you figured out your food issue as well ~ hope you are feeling better now!