Sunday, 30 March 2014

Mother's day and chores.

Wow, I have had the BEST mother's day (or should that be mothers' day?!) ever today! Breakfast in bed, homemade cards and flowers, and millions of kisses.  Then, I had tea and cake with my own mum - wonderful.  Days like today I LOVE having three children.

But the down side to being a Mum is.... chore sewing! For example, Beavers badges:


In the last couple of weeks I've sewn eight badges on my eldest boy's Beavers uniform. His first year, he seemed to get no badges, now they are positively throwing them at him.  He is so proud of the achievement, and checks off each one on a little list. So I'd have to be a terrible Mummy not to want to help him display them; but that doesn't stop it being booooooring! After many attempts to put it off, I finally had to suck it up and do it.

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I've also re-hemmed seven pairs of school trousers this weekend - the boys will keep growing!



Grey trousers, followed by grey trousers, and more grey trousers. So dull. But, the boys tell me they're doing me a favour, as "you really love sewing, don't you, mummy?" Grrr.  Do other stitchers try to wriggle out of sewing chores, or is it just me that's lazy?!

9 comments:

  1. Making great memories!

    I am a fan of your blog so I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Check out the details at yellowsubmarinetime.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much Vicki. I like your blog too since coming across it through project sewn.

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  2. It's not laziness at all! I don't know who said this, but it's so true: "Asking a seamstress to do alterations is like asking Michelangelo to paint your garage." Amen to that!

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    1. Not heard that before but so funny!

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  3. That's a great quote, Danielle, I must chalk that one down for future use! :) I'm fine when it comes to sewing someone something crafty from scratch (I have yet to graduate to making clothes for them, though!) but I always put mending and minor alterations on the back burner for some reason, so it takes a ridiculously long time to get through them.

    Glad you had a lovely day yesterday, Louise, sounds like a great way to spend it! :)(And I'm really intrigued by those badges, what were they for?)

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    1. Great badges aren't they? The science looking one is for doing experiments with eggs and candles! Not sure what he did with them but he said it was fun and a bit gross!

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  4. Sounds like you've earned your mother's day treats! One of the plus points about being on my own is that I only have my own "chore" sewing to do, so I'm not letting anyone but myself down when it gets ignored and pushed behind all the more fun projects!

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