Saturday, 16 February 2008
I enjoy trying out patterns and this is one that I made a while ago. It has a fawn velvet ribbon lace through and a material backing to make it comfortable against the skin. The fastener is an Irish lace rose ,with three layers of petals with a diamante stud.
Friday, 8 February 2008
On 26 January we travelled with our daughter to London to attend the 7.30 evening showing of this event,the weather was on our side and we had a cool evening with clear star studded skies as we walked the short distance to the Museum.
There were no queues outside and having divested ourselves of our coats inside, we joined other people who were visiting the museum progressing to the entrance of the display area.
The suite for the display had linen type material arranged as backdrops and pictures were being projected onto these showing the empire, life and works of the First Emperor.
259 BC he was born Ying Zheng and at the age of 13 became King of Qin ( pronounced Chin) one of the seven main states competing for power and at war with each other. Under his leadership Qin conquered the other states using highly developed weapons technology and military strategy. After completing his campaign, the King of Qin declared himself Qin Shiuangdi: First August Devine Emperor of the Qin.
To govern and rule his empire required the introduction of reforms and he inforced strict laws. He planned to join walls from conquered states to create a great wall, inclosing new roads and canals. Standard weights and measures, a single currency and a universal script allowed him to rule more easily.
He had built more than 270 palaces in his capital city Xianyang, as a disply of power and to house the rulers of the states he conquered