It is now posted in DBC by debleerl
Thank You everyone! I guess all you have to do is ask!
It works everytime. just ask and if we can't find the answer I will make one up. Just kidding
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.
I use pes and I have 6x9 hoop and a 5x7. Thank YOU!
Wow that is really nice! The one I found is from Devon and is that grandchildren take after their grandmas.
I need to stitch that one too!!! It's great!
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!
Oh! find it for us!!
Here's the project with a link to a design. Yup, I used the Google custom search engine on the community page.
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.
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.
These are beautiful! Thank you
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