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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Friday, October 12, 2012

Scenes from the babysitting front, day two of five

Not a lot of time but here goes:

  • If someone spills milk on the edge of the counter you might want to check to see if any went into the drawer below. Or the drawer below that. And the one on the bottom. Also check under the pot lids.
  • If you were to pull off the tabs of the disposable diapers by mistake, black electrical tape works just great and is water proof.
  • If you smell toast burning yes it may be because you are having a stroke.
  • Or you may have burnt the toast.
  • Do you know they now make spaghetti-Os in the shape of princess crowns? A good plan B if you don't have any bread left.
  • Don't lose the pink bear.
  • And don't say "where the hell is that bear?"
  • They remember to tell those things.
  • Why would a person who won't get into the car after pre-school because their sleeves are wet from painting want to stand in the rain without a jacket on because they don't get wet in the rain?
  • Look behind the chair for the bear.
  • The best person I have ever slept with may be this Golden Retriever.
  • Nutella rocks.
  • Before they leave make sure you know how the remote works.
  • How was the debate?
  • I got stuck on mute.
  • If you draw a heart on a Hallowe'en monster it is not scary anymore.
  • Nap time is over.


LinB said...

Duct tape also highly effective. Happy napping!

Cosmos said...

I loved this post! And since I'm commenting,which I rarely do, I'll also mention that I also dread fall because it means winter is approaching (I live in Minnesota.)

Your comment about getting into the car with wet sleeves during the rain reminded of the twitter personna, Honest Toddler. https://twitter.com/HonestToddler

Judith said...

All funny little moments to treasure I'm sure...enjoy your babysitting time together...

velosewer said...

How gorgeous. Sounds like a few DH instances there too:)

annie said...

One of the great thins about grandchildren is that you can enjoy them and then go home.

Kay said...

I bet watching the debate on mute was pretty awesome. I've read that people in Alzheimer's units give a good read on elections from watching debates because they are reacting only to the visual cues.

Miss Scarlett is quite the little individual, eh? If, in later years, she wonders/worries why she's different from other kids, please let her know how important 'outsiders' are in finding novel solutions to the problems we face. I speak from experience. ;-)


SewRuthie said...


Anonymous said...

LOL! Enjoy your time together and snatch what rest you can! Good luck!

LoriAnne said...

Please follow my blog! It needs some TLC (aka, followers) haha! I love to sew - follow me at sewuniquelyyours.blogspot.com! Thanks again!

Sue said...

HI Barbara. I enjoy your blog, having found it through Australian Stitches (and yes, it has a longer name). Don't push yourself so hard. You'll be OK.Your sense of humour is wonderful, and i enjoy your sewing adventures. Like you, i find my dreams are sometimes much grander than my actual output. But hey, it works and i love doing it!