Friday, 4 April 2008

Reply to Daniela

Daniela has suggested that I turn the Bead Sampler into something, maybe a bag. I hadn't considered using it as anything other than a sampler as I intend to attach the Bead Edging Sampler on the back to hide all the stitching. The plan was to hang it on the wall once it has been seen by Sian. It is rather heavy and needs the frame to support it or it collapses with the weight!
I did enjoy working with the beads and I intend to put beading onto the accessory I will be making in Chapter 10.

Spring Holidays has just begun and my big Darlings are now home from school. Son has a Theatre Group Performance tonight were he plays a Photographer/Bank Robber. It's all a big secret so we can expect a surprise! Holidays are a double edged sword as we don't have to rush in the mornings and have lovely lie-ins but I have to be "Red Coat" Entertainments Manager and keep them busy during waking hours! Unfortunately for them, SATS are next month so revision is expected from a number of days. Son has come home with past papers to do, Year 6, and Daughter, Year 9, has a revision list as long as her arm for her subjects! I personally think it's ridiculous but what can a parent do but support the child and the school while the Government expects too much from both, leaving a regimented education with hardly any scope for expression and fun. Rant over now to relax and have fun...

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

There's a hysterical yet apt line in Harry Potter/Order of the Phoenix when Professor Umbridge says something along the lines of: EVERYONE knows that the purpose of education is to pass the examination....

JaneO said...

I know how you feel about SATS, my eldest is in year 6 and we feel as if we are letting the side down if we don't push the revision. And it is not as if the children themselves get anything for it, it is only for the schools to do well in the dreaded league tables.