Saturday, 30 May 2015

...and then maybe another

Day 3
DGD-H's last morning with us.

We made a Batman slider for a hair band on the embroidery machine.

More sewing, this time learning how to join to pieces of fabric.  He made a couple of pieces of bunting, but wasn't very accurate with his stitching.

I printed off a wonderful set of practise sheet from  I'd seen them mentioned on a sewing forum, and it seemed like a good idea.

I got him to practise sewing.  We had to have biscuity rewards for some of  them, and he got bored after 3.   I let him play with the machine, just stitching scraps together, trying out the different stitches.

Finally, time to help Grandad plane some wood for skirting.. and suddenly it was time to go and meet Mummy.

I had to go and see to the allotment chooks, so DH took him home.  As soon as the car got on the motorway, DGS-H was fast asleep, and he didn't wake up until they pulled in to the meeting place.

It's lovely to have time to think, and to catch up on the 101 things I haven't had time to do.

But I love having him here. He's just so interested in everything. Genuinely interested.   He's an excellent communicator,  easy to talk with,  says what he's thinking and doesn't faff about being "shy". He's also a mine of information - he loves to relate what he's learnt from the TV, from the internet, from other people.

If we're lucky, we might be able to have him stay in the summer hols as well.  But all the children are in great demand, so we'll have to see.

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