Wednesday, 6 January 2010

A belated Happy New Year

Hello all.
Hope you're all well and not struggling too much with the snow, cold and ice. It's a great excuse to sit by the fire and hand quilt - not that many of us need an excuse.
Apologies for disappearing - like many of you I was rather busy with the festive season. I must say I had a great Christmas an New Year and booked some extra leave so I only went back to work today. How nice a short week.
Well I've been thinking about what to write - so here we go:
  • I must tell you about the forthcoming exhibition at the V & A - Quilts 1700 - 2010 It looks like it's going to be a great exhibition. I've also found the curators blog - well worth a look at.
  • Also, as it's new year, I have been thinking about 2009 and how It went and also looking froward to 2010 and what opportunities there are. Alyson B Stanfield makes the great suggestion - 'decide what your year will look like'. Decide that each day will be a good day and that you'll be in a good mood. What a great idea. Life is certainly a lot nicer when you're having a good day. If you haven't listened to Alyson's podcast yet - please do take the time to listen as it's really useful.

And this year I've got a few things to 'assist' with my creativity.
  1. I'll be attending the monthly class with Bren Boardman at The Bramble Patch
  2. I've also decided to keep a 'Creativity Diary' - this is where I'll note what I do EVERY DAY that's creative - it might be reading a book, investigating submitting to a quilt to an exhibition or actually doing some quilting. LOL.
  3. I'm also starting a course with the OU on Digital Photography (paid with Tesco vouchers) as I'd like to improve the skills I have in relation to my digital camera and how to use the software.

So what are you all up to this year? I'd love to hear from you.


Sew Create It - Jane said...

You've got some interesting things planned... bet the photography one will be very interesting. Look forward to hearing more about that once you get stuck in.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh darn it! I need to schedule a trip to the V&A -- too bad it's such a long journey for me. Can't wait to see your new photos! I'm still mulling my 2010 around. Hmmmm.

Sarah Jayne said...

Great to hear from you both. I must admit I am looking forward to the photograhy and the V&A. Look at their website as they have a great page about the exhibition.