Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Back to School - Back to Work

As an end of summer holiday treat I took Jacob and his girlfriend Paige into London yesterday and we played at being tourists for the day. Being born in the capital and having spent part of my childhood in or around London it is easy to forget what a wonderful place it is.


Our first stop was the London Eye. Jacob was not keen but we did eventually persuade him to stand up and look out!


Back on firm ground we crossed Westminster Bridge and I got rather excited that we were passing St Stephen's Tower just as Big Ben chimed midday. (It doesn't take much to make me happy!) 


Past Westminster Abbey and then down Whitehall where we walked past the end of Downing Street, past the guardsmen at Horseguard's Parade, peeking down to Buckingham Palace as we went.


In Trafalgar Square we stopped for lunch before heading to the National Portrait Gallery


Where we saw Glamour of the Gods... a small but beautiful exhibition of Hollywood studio photography.
Paige is studying photography, in particular portraits so we were combining some research with our day out.
We ended up touring the entire gallery, there was so much to see.


Today they are both back for their last year at sixth form college and so it was back to work for me too.
I've spent the day sorting out and making new machine embroidery samples.


Some will be used for forthcoming classes


But most are being put together in a box to be taken to be photographed later this week.


They will be used as promotional material because next month I'm going to making a DVD (about which I am also quite excited... okay, VERY excited!)


Keep an eye on the Colouricious website for more information. Or better still, sign up for their newsletter.


Although you can be sure I'll let you know more as it happens too

25 comments:

  1. How exciting! The embroidery looks beautiful.

    Pomona x

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  2. ooh Gina - a DVD, how exciting for you. I shall look forward to that too(!) Gorgeous textile pics. No idea how you made most of them lol. Seems like you had a very enjoyable day in London. I know what you mean about taking it for granted. I don't go back much now but love the buzz and all the sites and appreciate it much more.

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  3. some very interesting samples going on there,

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  4. Oh how funny - we walked a similar route the day before!

    Intrigued about the DVD ... and I ended up parking opposite your house last week when I went to meet a friend - she lives 4 doors down from you!

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  5. Oooh, a DVD -- how very exciting -- Congratulations! And London! You lucky duck -- it's such an amazing city!

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  6. How exciting to be making a DVD! We'll all be able to say that we knew you before you were famous!

    Those embroideries are lovely.

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  7. wonderful indeed london can be, whilst also very manic when living here. Lots of inspiration and fun though. Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments on my blues :)

    Amelia.x

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  8. That sounds exciting! Lovely embroidery samples. :)
    Last year when we visited London, we sat on Westminster Bridge for ages waiting for Big Ben to strike 10pm, I half expected Trevor MacDonald to speak afterwards!! :)
    Vivienne x

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  9. Just love the cat on the last photo!!

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  10. Oh my goodness, how exciting! I get the Colouricious newsletter so I'll look out for you :o)

    My two were whisked off to London for a big day out with friends recently and Minx was soooo excited as they stood at the end of Downing St and watched the PM giving a press conference!

    xxx

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  11. Exciting times re the filming! I know how Jacob felt with regard to the London Eye. I was bought a present of a ride on it and was dreading it, but it went so slowly I was able to stand up eventually and enjoy it.

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  12. Thanks for the London trip - I haven't been for years. Your machine embroidery samples show such beautiful and enviably controlled stitching. I love the textured ones. No wonder you are excited about the DVD - I would be too. Congratulations.

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  13. Wow, what exciting news! Can we pre-order?!

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  14. I'm with Iz,very exciting and my name will be down for one.

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  15. How very exciting, I love the embroidery ... and what wonderful hair!

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  16. It's so easy to overlook London' charms. sounds like a great day out.
    And a DVD - how exciting, we'll be watching this space.

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  17. Loving the London piccies, looks like it was a nice sunny day for you too which is always a bonus. Oohhh a DVD, can't wait to hear more :-)

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  18. like you I grew up in London and if I ever won the Lottery which I won't because I rarely do it !!!! I would have a small pied de terre in London!
    love the idea of a dvd

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  19. That grinning cat in the last picture says it all!

    It's good to do the tourist thing in London, no matter where you live.

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  20. Clark Gable. Swoon. Have had a crush on him ever since seeing an old black and white film called San Franciso when I was a young slip of a girl.I've always loved old films. I'm already on the newsletter for Colouriscious so eagerly await your screen debut too... an Oscar winner in the making I hope!

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  21. I love London - pleased I do not live there but it is lovely to visit. Look forward to seeing the video.

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  22. sounds great! I look forward to hearing more.

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  23. a dvd !! wow that is sooo exciting!!

    xx

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  24. Good to read about your trip to London and I like the picture of Joe!! It's too far away, isn't it.I think you are juggling a lot of balls Gina!!!Take care.

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