Annie Lennox at the V&APosted: February 6, 2012 Filed under: Life | Tags: Books, Exhibitions 2 Comments
I have had a lovely couple of days away – mainly to go and see my lovely daughter but also to visit the V&A to see the Annie Lennox exhibition. We got our first real snow of the year on saturday evening and I knew we had to be away early to be in London for 9.30am in order to have plenty of time to wander the exhibition and get back to my daughter to go out for lunch. Thankfully the management (husband) takes a dim view of people and organisations who fail to cope with such a relatively small amount of snow ( are you listening Heathrow?)
We were a bit later than we hoped getting to the V&A (tube delays!) but had plenty of time to see what turned out to be described as a ‘small temporary exhibition’. Seven of her stage outfits were available for me to look at though not terribly closely. Lovely anyway! Do you recognise any of them from her videos?
I did have time to just wander the museum after that (I could spend all day in there!) so there are more photographs but I will save them for another day.
One I have to share is this wonderful hat for my Australian followers! Gday! (Who could this belong to?) Small clue: she is a Dame of the British Empire. Sort of.
I spent a little time in the bookshop before leaving (for what was by then a very welcome lunch) and found Pattern Magic 2. I would have been rude to leave it there. So I didn’t.
Had a Merry Christmas…Posted: December 31, 2011 Filed under: 'The Material Lady', Computing, Life | Tags: Books, Computing, JAM 2011, Life, The Material Lady Leave a comment
… ate too much, drank too much, did no sewing at all. As planned. I am now feeling a bit guilty for all the non activity and feel like planning the next move. But I haven’t shown you the Christmas prezzys I made yet! (Don’ t get too excited – it was a last minute thing – as usual).
Looking back on 2011 I haven’t done as much sewing for myself as I would have liked but I have made some real steps in other areas. I took over ‘Material Matters’ fabric sales from Pamela in April and hope I have been able to serve my customers as well as she did. I am still on a very steep learning curve but hope to find next year easier now that I have some things set up on computer to ease the process. That was next, I have completed a computer course this year (and now have a Nationally recognised qualification to show for it!) which I did not find easy. All the knowledge gained is being put into use and I hope that I will continue to improve (watch the website – I am working on another tutorial online which may show some benefits soon!). I have failed miserably to complete 12 jackets in the Jacket a Month challenge – but I have 3 more jackets than before so I win anyway!