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Ds friends Nan sewed up his coat without asking or telling me aibu to think

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D0G Fri 28-Sep-12 16:00:23

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CanIOfferYouAPombear Fri 28-Sep-12 16:01:40

I thought this was going to say something really arsey, what a nice surprise smile

Yanbu, she sounds absolutely lovely!

D0G Fri 28-Sep-12 16:02:52

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LRDtheFeministDragon Fri 28-Sep-12 16:03:36

I don't know why, but I had visions of 1940s/Goodnight Mr Tom style 'sewn up' coats, where she'd sewn him into his clothes! I'm glad it's not that, and yes, she must be a great person to know. smile

Sirzy Fri 28-Sep-12 16:04:11

Aww how nice smile

D0G Fri 28-Sep-12 16:06:06

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LRDtheFeministDragon Fri 28-Sep-12 16:09:34

Well I bloody hope it's correct if she's done a nice job - what do you mean? She can't get it far wrong surely.

She sounds lovely. It reminds me of the way my gran would quietly sew up our clothes (and darn our tights!) then send us home. Me, I learned my way around a stapler early on.

I can sew now but I won't lie, the early knowledge of stapling up a hem came in very useful.

sugarice Fri 28-Sep-12 16:11:14

She sounds smashing! A Famous Five kind of Gran.

D0G Fri 28-Sep-12 16:11:20

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ShatnersBassoon Fri 28-Sep-12 16:15:03

I'm so relieved this wasn't a whinge about someone interfering!

She sounds like a real gem.

Mydogsleepsonthebed Fri 28-Sep-12 16:17:30

Do you think if I send DD round she could sew up the side of her skirt for the millionth time what idiot thought it would be a good idea to have a tight skirt for school

12ylnon Fri 28-Sep-12 16:18:47

That sounds lovely!
DS once went to my aunts to stay for the weekend. When he returned, the holes in his jeans had been sewn up... unfortunately, we had bought them with the holes and poor DS was not best pleased. Luckily he was polite and thanked her!

diddl Fri 28-Sep-12 16:18:49

That was lovely of her-did he rip it at her house?

I think that she sewed it up & it has been sewn up.

Or she repaired it!

D0G Fri 28-Sep-12 16:19:38

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LRDtheFeministDragon Fri 28-Sep-12 16:20:00

Oh, sorry ... yes, diddl is right, so your OP was correct.

D0G Fri 28-Sep-12 16:20:22

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D0G Fri 28-Sep-12 16:21:42

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diddl Fri 28-Sep-12 16:23:09

That was especially nice, then.

As long as she wasn´t tutting to herself about the poor boy being allowed out in such a state!

Sparklingbrook Fri 28-Sep-12 16:23:50

YABU. How very dare she touch your child's coat without permission? angry You may have wanted that hole kept in it. She had no right etc etc etc


She sounds lovely and a great Nan. Have you got anything else that needs sewing?

edam Fri 28-Sep-12 16:24:12

Oh, that's such a nice post about a lovely lady.

I think it should be 'sewn' but 'darned' or 'repaired' would be better. You don't need to say 'up' any more than cooks need to say 'off' when they are talking about boiling or frying.

SometimesLonely Fri 28-Sep-12 16:25:54


I sewed the seam together
I had sewn the seam

The seam was sewn
The seam had been sewn

Chelvis Fri 28-Sep-12 16:25:56

If I post you my ripped cardigan, could you send him in that tomorrow? grin What a great nan

NatashaBee Fri 28-Sep-12 16:27:04

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D0G Fri 28-Sep-12 16:27:15

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fivesacrowd Fri 28-Sep-12 16:28:31

Oh that's lovely - would she do brownie badges? I've got six to sew on, been sitting looking at me since the start of summer and need to be on by this Sunday or I'll never hear the end of it

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