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Making a Baby Shower Cross Stitch Poem Gift

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A cross stitch decoration makes a fantastic baby shower gift that can be displayed in the new baby's room. This is a guide about making a baby shower cross stitch poem gift.
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March 29, 2006

It's been more than a few years since I've attended a baby shower and I recall a poem that was crossed stitched for one of my friends 20+ years ago. I can't remember it and I am hoping that someone maybe able to help me. It was about allowing the "dust and cobwebs can wait" (I think...), babies don't wait and grow up too quickly but "housework can wait".

Sound familiar to anyone? As I've been asked to attend a baby shower soon, I would like to be able to cross-stitch it as a gift. I hope someone may remember where I might be able to find this sweet verse.

Thank you!
Doreen from Nova Scotia

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March 29, 20060 found this helpful
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Babies Don't keep

Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow

For babies grow up we've learned to our sorrow.

So Quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep,

I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep.

Dolly _ Schweb @ telus. net

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November 21, 20080 found this helpful

Cleaning and scrubbing can wait until tomorrow, because babies grow up, I've learned to my sorrow. So hush-a-bye cobwebs, dust, go to sleep. I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep!

Hi Doreen - not sure how long you have been looking for this but is this what you were looking for?

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February 17, 20090 found this helpful

The version I have heard is:

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.

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June 8, 20090 found this helpful

Ladies -

This one is as old as the hills (and me)! It is the last refrain from "Song for a 5th Child" by Ruth Hamilton.

"Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth,

Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,

Hang out the washing and butter the bread,

Sew on a button and make up a bed.

Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?

She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I've grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue

(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby 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 her eyes the most wonderful hue?

(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).

The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,

For 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."

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July 3, 20090 found this helpful

We had this poem on the wall of the Maternity Ward!

I hope my child looks back on today

and remembers a Mum who had time to play

There will be years for cleaning and cooking

But children grow up when we are not looking

Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow

Cos babies grow fast, we learn to our sorrow

So settle down cobwebs, dust go to sleep

I'm cuddling my baby, and babies don't keep xx

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April 18, 20100 found this helpful

I don't remember it being cross stitched but, this poem hung over our kitchen sink all my life. Seems it was a print with a mother rocking a baby & pans & various cleaning items floating around. It was longer than the 4 basic lines but it defin. didn't have Kanga & Roo in it. Seems as the many years have gone by it's been added to & parts taken from. I wonder if it's posible to see that one in the 1938 'Ladies Home Journal?

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May 18, 20130 found this helpful

Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow...

for babies grow up we've learnded to our sorrow...

so quiet down cobwebs...

dust go to sleep...

I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep!

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August 20, 20130 found this helpful

I did two of these, back in the late 70's/early 80's. It was a big crewel kit, a Sunset from 1976. The mother had the baby wrapped in a shawl, and when you lifted the shawl fringe, you saw her hand. I just found one on ebay.

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Anonymous
March 16, 20160 found this helpful

Cleaning and scrubbing can wait til tomorrow for babies grow up I've learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs and dust go to sleep. I'm rocking my baby cause babies don't keep

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April 9, 20160 found this helpful

Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow for babies grow up we've learned our sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs dust go to sleep I am rocking my baby and babies don't keep

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