Saturday, 1 December 2012


I only managed one post for November and that makes me sad.
Life got very hectic very quickly. I was constantly handing in assignments (ongoing), working at Cath Kidston through the Christmas rush (ongoing) and trying to get all my Christmas things in order (ongoing!)
Now that I'm a grown up, things take a lot more organising. It was touch and go whether I was going to be able to see my parents at all before Christmas. I'm happy to say I've secured three days off where I can travel to Glastonbury and spend some time with them :)
It feels awful to moan. I really should put things in perspective. I love my blog and everyone involved in this community, but my degree is my life. When it gets to the point where I haven't been able to see Lawrence due to work commitments, you know it's too busy! My deadline date is mid-December so I should hopefully be a bit more active in blog world after that :)

I have been stitching most evenings. If I didn't have my needlework, I think I would have gone mad! Mississippi Riverboat is coming along nicely, as you can see.

I've put in a few stitches in my giant Farmhouse project, but nothing worthy of a photo. I'm thinking I will restart my efforts on that one after Christmas. It takes a bit of time to set up when I want to stitch that piece, but with Riverboat, it's just a case of grab and go.

Lynn, I must offer my sincere apologies. I am terribly late with your parcel. I am in the process of putting it together and my aim is to have it arrive before Christmas. I'm so sorry for the delay.

Also, this is an official call-out for Cindy. Cindy won my Birthday Stitch Surprise for December, but I haven't received an email from her about where to send it. Cindy, if you're out there, please send me a quick email with your address!

I've got an hour now before heading out to work (again!) so I'm going to indulge in blog reading, with a lovely mug of tea by my side :) I bet I will see some lovely Christmas stitching going on.

Best wishes to all,

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Catherine said...

Oh, Bekca, you are in such a busy time of life! Trying to balance school, work and family is challenging. Don't worry about how often you post ~ it just makes it more fun to hear all about what you have been up to when you do post! There are times when my stitching is the only thing that keeps me grounded, so make sure you do carve that time out for yourself! Hugs!!!

Karen said...

Hope things slow down if just for a brief moment during the holiday season! happy stitching...

Chris said...

I hope things settle down for you so that you can enjoy the holiday season some. I know that working retail makes it hard :(

Carol said...

I can't imagine trying to maintain a blog while in college and working, Bekca!! I only managed one post in November, too--they seem to dwindle to almost nothing at this busy time of year... Take care now and try to enjoy your busy month!!

Lynn said...

Life does interrupt us from time to time and that's okay. I've also had a very busy fall although not nearly as busy as you have had. Your schoolwork is your priority now and you need not worry about blogging or about my parcel. It can wait so please don't worry about it. I hope that you are able to get a break soon so that you can enjoy all the beauty of the season.

Peggy Lee said...

Hi is now after the new year and I hope you were able to slow down a bit to enjoy time with friends and family.
Take care of yourself dear friend!