Monday, 7 October 2013

The First of Many

Hello everyone! Gosh, third year is definitely living up to its reputation of being tricky. I do have to work hard, but I like to reward myself with some stitching time at the end of the long day :)
I'm trying to make a lot of my present this year, so I thought I'd share the first one. This was for my housemate who is very young at heart.

This is actually the third David Tennant I have cross stitched - all gifts. The suitcase is from Cath Kidston, which my housemate wanted so that she could use it for storage. And the little wrapped parcel is Chocolate and Caramel flavoured coffee :) I'm pleased to say my first stitched gift this year was a success. I'm sure they'll be lots to come, especially in December!
I also have a Farmhouse update to share. I've started on the goats, which are all unfortunately scribbled in biro. I am managing to see the chart though, I'm just taking my time. I've been doing more backstitching on the house itself, as well as working more on the red border. I'm still on track for finishing this one this year :)

Right, that's enough from me. I've got some serious reading to do before my next lectures!
Best wishes to all,


Catherine said...

What sweet gifts!! Love the farmhouse ~ the red border really adds some pop!

Elisa said...

Great picture of DT, he's my fav doctor :) I love that suitcase...but of course I would lol.
Glad you are getting a little down time to stitch, I'm trying to do the between the reading and note writing! xx

Carol said...

I'm so happy to read you're treating yourself with a bit of stitching at the end of a long, hard, day, Bekca--you deserve it :) Love the gift package you put together for your friend and the farm scene is really coming together...

Good luck with your third year!

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous gifts for your housemate. Who wouldn't like the gorgeous David Tenant. Great progress on your farmhouse.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Well done! Stitched gifts are the best when received with enthusiasim.

Karoline said...

Lovely gifts and the farm house is looking great

gillyflower said...

That's such a good idea to treat yourself to some stitching at the end of a long day studying - and a great way to unwind too.
The presents you have got together for your friend are just perfect! She will love the David Tennant, and speciality coffee is such a luxury, and a pretty and useful CK case - lucky her!!
Your farmhouse and animals cross stitch looks superb - so detailed and neat!
Good luck getting everything done Bekca!
Gill xx