by asterixsew Moderator 05 Sep 2017

In the northern hemisphere the summer is ending. I have had a very busy summer. Being retired is busy work. I have been looking after both sets of grandchildren but not together. Its been great fun but hard work so sewing has taken a back seat again. BUT I did get my 6 needle machine serviced. Much to the amazement of my dealer and possibly me too it fitted neatly into the front seat of my Nissan Micra. Today has been very special as two of my grandchildren started full time school, maybe this will allow more sewing time? Time will tell. The picture is of my youngest grand daughter who dressed herself and was adamant that she was right.


by Sewmum1 06 Sep 2017

Awww what a sweetie. One definitely right so I guess by a process of elimination she thought the other one was too!

by marianb 06 Sep 2017

Great job little one you have to give her credit they are the same colour and same style. Marian

by spendlove Moderator 06 Sep 2017

Aaaah. I once went to school with a black shoe and a brown shoe, but at least they were the same size. Also I was old enough to know better especially as I was a teacher at the time!

pennifold by pennifold 06 Sep 2017


Love Chris

basketkase by basketkase 06 Sep 2017

Love it, Sue!! I wore 2 different flip flops the other day....I couldn't figure out why my feet felt different.....duh!

asterixsew by asterixsew 06 Sep 2017

Now that sounds like the sort of thing that her mother woud have done while in school

by basketkase 05 Sep 2017 fashion statement!!

by lucy12345 05 Sep 2017

Top marks for effort!!!!!

by mops Moderator 05 Sep 2017

LOL - great idea to take a picture, best way to remember those moments! Enjoy the time you spend with them, they are growing so fast.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 06 Sep 2017

They are certainly growing fast

by pennifold 05 Sep 2017

That's gold! A saying we have here in Australia. Our Delphi used to do that all the time. I've been teaching her right from her left and she's gradually getting it. The most fun is getting the seat belt done up in her child car seat. It's hard enough for me, let alone her. Good luck to your two gorgeous grands going off to school Caroline. Now the fun begins, going to all of their special days. Much love to you all, love Chris

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asterixsew by asterixsew 06 Sep 2017

Chris I have been attending the special days/performances for ages with them. Both Gruff and Gwen have been in school mornings only for over a year. I too have been working on seat belt training...

by 02kar Moderator 05 Sep 2017

I give her a big hug for trying. I agree this is a treasured moment. I hope you can get back into stitching. I'm still working on being able to stitch.

by toogie 05 Sep 2017

lol- Well her left shoe looks correct, but her right shoe looks a little too big and on the wrong foot!-lol-Maybe she can get credit for half right-lol

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asterixsew by asterixsew 06 Sep 2017


by kustomkuddle 05 Sep 2017

Everyone is so correct. This is a picture to save for graduation! Love it. I agree. Retirement is hard! I don't know how I had time to work before! lol

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asterixsew by asterixsew 06 Sep 2017

I met a group of ex colleagues for lunch yesterday and we all agreed that retirement is great

by crafter2243 Moderator 05 Sep 2017

Oh how cute. Did she get a hold of her older sisters shoes? One foot seems to be correct. You are right, retirement is a very busy time. I am always amazed that another week, month or year has gone by. Sometimes sewing has to take a back seat. Children grow up so fast and time with them needs to be enjoyed.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 06 Sep 2017

Yes she has one of her shoes and one of her older sisters

by sharonleekesner 05 Sep 2017

Ah, a picture to save for graduation day.

by graceandham 05 Sep 2017

Great commemorative picture to show her when she's a teen!