Wednesday, 29 April 2015

A Date for Your Diary

It is almost time for the annual Prism exhibition. Regular visitors will know this is usually at the Mall Galleries but this year we are at an exciting new venue in London. The exhibition "Lines of Communication" will be at Hoxton Arches, a fabulous gallery in the railway arches underneath Hoxton Railway station. 


It is easy to get to either directly to Hoxton railway station, via the many bus routes or it is also just 15 - 20 minutes walk from Old Street underground and Liverpool Street stations. It is a lively and vibrant area with plenty of cafés and markets and by moving to a new gallery the exhibition is open later each day and runs for more than twice as long as usual... So no excuse not to visit! It is also right next door to the fabulous Geffrye museum, a favourite haunt of my childhood when we lived up the road in Stoke Newington. 


And me... Yes I'm still stitching like some crazy woman but actually starting to believe I will get it all done in time. I'm trying to relieve the hours and hours of stitching by getting in as much walking as possible, but not as much as I would like. I'm also allowing myself time off to do things like write a blog post... "If I finish this section I can have 15 minutes to write a blog post" ... "one hour more stitching and I can check emails...". Oh boy, I know how to have a good time! Do you make deals with yourself like that or is it only me?


Speaking of which... It is time I got back to that sewing machine... Another hour of stitching and then I can make a pot of tea!

15 comments:

  1. I make deals with myself all the time. I also cheat (not all the time). I need to go to London to get a new passport, maybe I can squeeze it in in May, when your exhibition is. Good luck with the preparations. x

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  2. I am hoping to visit the Geffrye museum for the 1st time at the end of May so will definitely visit your exhibition at the same time. Good luck!

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  3. I make deals with myself too. It is good that you take breaks between stitching sessions or you'd seize up with all that stitching. I have to remind myself to breathe when doing a lot of machine stitching!
    Hope all goes well with the exhibition - I'm sure it will be a great success.

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  4. I make deals with myself too, but they are usually when I'm trying to get some writing done. I shall have to make myself a deal I can do some stitching as a break :D

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  5. Oooh I. Going to come. Would love to meet up. I'll email & see what days you'll be there.

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  6. I make deals with myself! I expect that it is a universal thing. So excited that it is exhibition time, I think that your post on last years was when I first found your blog, so I will look forward to seeing more. I hope that you are enjoying your preparations at least a little bit and that you will also enjoy the actual exhibition! xx

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  7. Oh yes I make deals with myself but it usually involves housework!!
    Your stitching looks amazing, I'm sure it will be a fantastic exhibition!
    V x

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  8. Even though I am now 'retired' I still plan my day.I get all the chores done as quickly as possible and then I don't feel guilty doing all the things I want to do. Hope to get to Hoxton Gina, there's always food for thought at PRISM exhibitions.

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  9. Oh yes Gina, I do make such deals with myself. It's a wise way to not get too, too stuck in to a particular project.

    I know the exhibit will be a grand success. Might I mention a wonderful place for lunch that is not too far away from Hoxton? It is E. Pellicci's on Bethnal Green Road. If you or any of your fans do go there, please say hello to Anna and Nevio, and Jukebox Jimmy too, from me.

    xo

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  10. Is there a meet the artist day?

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  11. I can't wait to see it in all it's glory - it's looking brilliant! x

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  12. All these teasing photos! Don't stop for tea or walking.... just finish it and reveal all! No, I'm joking - I think the mantra I've spouted at you many times is 'pace yourself'. Hope you finish soon and that the whole event is a success. Those colours are really bright so I'm dying to see what you're doing.

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  13. No, not just you, I do that deal thingy sometimes, too. Hope all the stitching goes to plan.

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  14. Yep I'm another deal maker, and also a deal breaker.

    Hoping all goes well before and during ... I'm in all honesty not likely to find myself in London in May, but if I do, well who could resist taking in a textiles exhibition and the Geffrye in the same afternoon. (I love their Documenting Homes archive.)

    PS Captcha just nearly threw me out for not selecting a burger in a bun as a sandwich from among a gallery of 9 pics. Not sure whether to laugh or cry.

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