Wednesday, 27 February 2013

New pretty things!

Hi everyone! It's so nice to be back in the swing of blogging again. I've been slowly doing the rounds and catching up with blogs. It's so lovely to leave comments again too :) I'm making my way through all of the blogs in my reader which is a truly enjoyable experience. Your needles certainly have been busy!
I had a wonderful time out in Southampton with Lawrence at the weekend. We had lunch out in Pret a Manger, which is one of my favourite places for a quick lunch. One of the best parts of the day was a trip to the giant Fabricland! I got a metre of the green and gold design, which I'm going to use to finish up Venusaur, and two half metres of the other gorgeous prints. Aren't they pretty?

I've managed to squeeze in a fair amount of stitching time this week, in the evenings of course. Lottie's New Scooter is coming along marvellously and it such an easy project to pick up in the evening. Thank goodness for Aida! 

In other news, I was picked to be Overall Performer at work this week. It was really lovely to be recognised for the hard work I do there. As my reward, I got to leave half an hour early and got to pick something from the incentive box. Some of you may remember that I've come home with things before from the incentive box, so it was a real treat to pick something again. I came home with this darling mug in a tin set. The only thing wrong with it is the tiny chip in the mug that you can see (just!) in the picture below. There is nothing at all wrong with the tin. I've just got to decide if I'm going to use it to store sewing bits or food bits!

I've got deadlines this week and other Uni commitments so it's busy as always round here. But then at the weekend, me and Lawrence are going up to London to go and see The Lion King in the West End. Lawrence's mother got us tickets for Christmas :) I can't wait! We're also going to visit the National Portrait gallery and have lunch at Carluccio's to make a real day of it :)

Hope you're all having a wonderful week,


Lesleyanne said...

Lovely new fabric. Great progress on Lottie. Gorgeous CK cup and tin. Have a great weekend seeing Lion King.

Peggy Lee said...

It is so good to see you here more often Bekca!
Sounds like you have been having a wonderful time with Lawrence. Good for you!
Congratulations for your accomplishments at work!

Carol said...

Kudos to you for your honor at work, Bekca!! I'm sure it was well-deserved and I love the little goodies you picked out from the incentive box. That is a great idea--wish my workplace had something like that.

Sounds like an ideal weekend with your boyfriend--especially the trip to Fabricland to get those pretty fabrics :)

Catherine said...

Good job on your recognition at work! The cup and tin is an adorable set. Enjoy your time with Lawrence!

Lynn said...

Pretty fabrics! I'm sure you'll find lots of uses for them. Congrats on your award from work. I think the incentive box is a great idea! I love what you picked out. That tin would be great for storing buttons.

Karoline said...

Lovely new fabrics and congratulations on your recognition at work.

Hope you had a lovely weekend