Saturday, April 5, 2008

New Uniform for Franciose

Today I finished a Uniform for Francoise. The pattern is by Patti-Ann Stanley. She designed it from an old G-L fashion "Tipperary". Her pattern went together beautifully. Patti-Ann is a wonderfully accomplished seamstress. I had an old lightweight, gray wool skirt that I cut up for the uniform. It's comprised of three pieces. The dress, which has a white sleeveless bodice, wool skirt with pleats and a ribbon 'tie'. The jacket which has 4 pockets and a belt and a very sharp police style hat. Doesn't she look quite snappy!

Friday, April 4, 2008

A new appreciation

Wow, sometimes things just come into perspective and give you a whole new appreciation. Now I know why women have babies when they're young. I mean, I'm just middle age, but certainly a ways from 20 something. LOL> anyway, I am now a nanny for my little nephew. 4months old, just a darling little elf always smiling and happy-really a joy to watch. I'm sure you're wondering where this is going to-let me tell you.

Our daughter came into town this week. She works for a very large company and has an important position that keeps her traveling constantly around the world actually. Sometimes this brings her to town to different plants around our state. Anyway, she is the proud new momma of our littlest grandbaby-also 4 months. The babies are exactly 7 days apart in age. She brought baby along for me to watch and have grandma time with (and probably give daddy a breather). For the past three days I have watched 2 four month old babies. OHMYGAWD! how on earth does a mother of twins-or more- do it????? alone????? ohmygawd. I have been so pooped at the end of the day I can hardly move. It's been a cycle of diapers, bottles, pacifiers, juggling from swing, to boucer, to crib, to jumping seat, to boppie, cries, the other one looks at him/her as if to say "what's your problem?", "oh, I see, you need some sypathy", "here, let me help you alert grammy/aunty as to our dissatisfaction","let us cry louder".......

Oh dear, now I know why women are fertile at 20 and not 40!! I have a whole new appreciation for 20 year old mothers..........sigh..........