Monday, 11 July 2011

Blogpress.... will it work or won't it?

Hello guys... its been forever since my last post and I'd like to say that I have been researching ways and means to upload pictures but I'd be fibbing.... I have of course been teaching Jamie... running hither and thither after Daniel and watching the chicks grow and grow... Les of course gets whatever energy and attention is left over... lol

The chicks are still of unknown sex .... I keep changing my mind and wondering every day which I will be able to keep.... I'd like to keep a cockerel, although im not sure if the neighbours would kick up. I however get to listen to their dogs bark, alarms going of and someone banging away on his drums in a shed in his garden... however thats acceptable! lol

I currently suspect this one to be a cockerel ... I was going to call it Daphne from Scooby do as the cartoon character has red hair... however I need a back up plan incase it is indeed a boy! any ideas?

Jamie has been having her up days and her down days... she's spoken about going back to school as she misses her friends but I am hearing more horror stories about the quality of the education over there from other unhappy parents and I'm obviously the bad guy for sticking to my guns for homeschooling... I have started looking into clubs and activities that she could join to get a crowd of friends that aren't necessarily at her old school... she has a webcam and chats to them online... Les wants to send her to a local private school but I'm not sure whose bank account he's been looking at as I'm pretty sure ours won't cover it! although it is a fab school... also the thought of rubbing shoulders with the hoy palloy really un-nerves me... don't get me wrong I can be a snob at times but I really can't stand people who look down their noses at others before they have even taken the time to have a conversation with them... and there is no way in hell I could or would be bothered to dress like a fashion icon... I'd rather wear something comfy and sensible than ridiculous and short term... so the verdict is still out on that front!

she's been doing well... she likes sewing and making things...

wonder where she gets that from! lol .. this is her third project, shes making a peg bag... its a pattern from a book but we've slightly altered the design to fit our coat hanger and the appliqué frog is all her own design...



ta da ... I bought the frog fabric on ebay to co-ordinate with her design... I think it works well.


she made herself a bag after she made this patchwork pillow.... the pillow was her first real project using a sewing machine that had a working light and a foot peddle that worked properly... I suppose school equipment gets a rough time of it and they probably cant afford to keep it maintained...


Nanny has given Jamie her old machine so once we've given it a service and some new needles she'll be able to get creative in her own time as well as school time...


In such a small house its not easy to organise everything and I am not an organised person by nature... its not something that comes easy to me... don't get me wrong I can plan and organise a Fete or event but to keep a small house in order seems to be my downfall...

anyway enough of that ... what have I been doing for the past 5 weeks.... I've been drawing and crocheting...


This will hopefully become a little bag... its one of those "stalled" projects thats awaiting the return of my time and energies... one its finished I think I might felt it as its being made with pure wool..


This was a biro drawing that started as a doodle and grew into an A4 sketch... it was just after I had suffered a bout of chest pains and stress related unhappiness... I think the picture speaks for itself...


I drew this one the following day while I was at the pub, I think of him as the little hobgoblin that resides on top of my creativity... as you can see he's sat on top of my sketch books... and he's knocked over my ink...


I drew this 6 years ago... and a few weeks ago I re-drew it and finished it off in pastels


The yarn was given to me by a good friend and I am making it up into a bright and colourful beach type blanket...


The triangular edge will hopefully go all around the edge and I shall then carry on with it till I have run out of yarn...

I think I have finally realised that these creative moments aren't just a hobby they help keep me balanced and functioning...

When all else around me seems complicated and confusing drawing and creating is unchanged and constant... and fairly portable too! ;D

I do hope this Blogpress application allows me to upload this... its been really frustrating to not be able to blog ... I thought this ipad would make blogging easier... and like most technologies it has limitations and down sides...

Sorry to bore you to death with all my comings and goings... if this works I'll be back really soon to bore you some more! :D

Take care
Alex
x

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

10 comments:

MarieAnge said...

It all looks great Alex :)

I love what you're doing with the blanket and the little bag! Love your choice of colors.

And Jamie, Wow! You're developing into quite the designer! Keep it up hon, with every new project, you gain experience and knowledge that will help you grow.

The chickens will sort themselves out sooner or later. Usually, the cockerels grow fancy feathers to impress the girls, so you can watch out for those.
Maybe this will help :)
http://successwithpoultry.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-tell-sex-of-chicks.html

Angel

The Vintage Gardener said...

Hi Alex
Nice to have you back, but I can't see any of your photos, just a box with an 'x' in the corner. Don't know if it will be the same with everyone. Hope you can sort it out, as the descriptions sound good!
Gill

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Thanks Angel... looks like your the only one to have seen the pictures as Gill and I cannot see them anymore! lol

I have no clue how to remedy this... I shall sit and scratch my head over it this evening.... now I have chores to do! ; (

lisa ridgeon said...

I can't see the pictures either but it was good to hear from you.
X X

Taz said...

Hooray! You posted at last - late and I'm sure Lisa and I will have to think of a forfeit. ;)
I can't see any of your pics either hon :(

A Blessed Life said...

Hi Alex, how exciting to see you do a blog,I always enjoy your story,I also cannot see your pics but I am sure everything is lovely.Welcome back..just a little comment about the poshy schools,our daughters financial side changed by a death in the family and our Alex had to leave a very expensive private school( 80% of the parents were like her just workers trying to do their best so many are lovely people)because the public school in their area is a bit like yours they opted for a Catholic school(they are not catholic),it is in between the 2 about half the price and the education and discipline is great,they are doing well,I just wondered if over there you have that option if all else fails,Many a great mind has been developed by home-schooling I am sure you are doing a great job. Hope we don't have to wait too long to see whats happening in your world again.

Pussycats and Angels said...

Hi Alex
Great to have you back......
Super post ...love the blanket...
I wish I could doodle like that lol they are very good...
Hope you have a good week..
Blessings
Julie x

The Vintage Gardener said...

Hi Alex
I can see them now and they were worth the wait!
Gill

A Blessed Life said...

Hi Alex. well your pics are there again now, i could not see them yesterday,everything looks lovely and the colours are so bright.Well done we have missed you.

smilernpb said...

It's a good job you're on Facebook otherwise I think I would have SERIOUS withdrawal symptoms from you, sweet friend! :o)

That being said, I love catching up on your blog posts. I try not to put things I blog about on Facebook to keep people coming to my blog every now and then....so you will have to stop by when you have a spare five minutes.

I love your drawings, they are super amazing - you are are very talented. They would look amazing framed!

Sending you lots of hugs. Have a great weekend xxx