by hightechgrammy 05 May 2012

Man, I am a pest! I'm trying to find the design that is the poem about not worrying about housework, because Babies don't wait. Does anyone know what it's called - and didn't someone, somewhere put up a nice design of that recently? My good friend has a new granddaughter and she "NEEDS" for me to stitch this for her daughter! Thanks for the help! Cuties are the best! Jan (coming up for air between taking photos and rolling quilts for a few minutes!)

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by sewmom 05 May 2012

It is now posted in DBC by debleerl

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by hightechgrammy 05 May 2012

Thank You everyone! I guess all you have to do is ask!

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bevintex by bevintex 05 May 2012

It works everytime. just ask and if we can't find the answer I will make one up. Just kidding
Bev

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by debleerl 05 May 2012

I digitized one a few years ago. What is your hoop size and format. I'll upload it. I added other designs in a second hooping. Since I don't remember where the designs came from I will only upload the words I digitized.

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hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 05 May 2012

I use pes and I have 6x9 hoop and a 5x7. Thank YOU!

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by cfidl 05 May 2012

Wow that is really nice! The one I found is from Devon and is that grandchildren take after their grandmas.

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hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 05 May 2012

I need to stitch that one too!!! It's great!

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by sewmom 05 May 2012

Poem design

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hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 05 May 2012

That's exactly the one! I did that 4 day membership, and I have it - somewhere! Thanks sewmom! I guess I'm not totally losing my mind - just my mind map!

katydid by katydid 05 May 2012

Oh! find it for us!!

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by sewmom 05 May 2012

Here's the project with a link to a design. Yup, I used the Google custom search engine on the community page.

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by sewmom 05 May 2012

Song for a Fifth Child (also known as Babies Don't Keep) by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

I found a couple of versions.The first one is probably correct.

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.
Oh, I’ve grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo
The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew
And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo
But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo
Look! Aren’t his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.
The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

A Different one:

Cleaning and scrubbing can wait 'till tomorrow,
for babies grow up, much to our sorrow.
So quiet down cobweb-dust, go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.

Another one:
I hope my child looks back on today
And sees a mother who had time to play.
There will be years for cleaning and cooking,
But children grow up when you’re not looking.
Tomorrow I’ll do all the chores you can mention
But today, my baby needs time and attention.
So settle down cobwebs; dust go to sleep,
I’m cuddling my baby, and babies don’t keep.

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hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 05 May 2012

These are beautiful! Thank you

katydid by katydid 05 May 2012

This is wonderful, but could it be shortened to only a few key phrases or would that be a violation to the poet? I really like the the second one. Kay

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by bevintex 05 May 2012

Something about housework can wait,dust go to sleep. I'm rocking my baby and babies dont keep

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hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 05 May 2012

That's the one!

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