My mom and I are in the thick of sewing Christmas pajamas. This is our third year of making matching PJs for each of my mom’s grandkids. You can see past years HERE and HERE. This year we’re going with flannel, 24.5 yards of it. Here is what 73 feet of fabric looks like straight off the bolt(s) (three of them) And this is the depressing view as I spent a morning ironing the snake-like beast that I pulled from my dryer a couple of hours later
Well, not entirely depressing. I had good company. And Ivy seriously thought the train of twisted fabric was the most fun thing ever to play with. Especially when she’d pull it down from the ironing board and I’d freak out. Super fun.
Plus, she was sporting her “Glamor Shots by Deb” look that day, which always makes for a good time. My mom and I spent one full day cutting everything out, laughing and visiting. I love working along side my mom. It always amazes me how quickly the time goes by when I’m with her, and how enjoyable an otherwise tedious task can be when we’re doing it together.
By the end of the day, we had stacks of cut flannel pattern pieces labeled, bundled and ready to go. This past Friday, Mom was back with her sewing machine. My sister, Elaine, came with her kids to keep us company, help with my kids, and pretty much be our go-for all day long. It was so.much.fun. Especially because Elaine did all the ironing. It snowed the entire day, which made the whole day that much better, all merry and wintery. Perfect day for sewing pajamas.
We got nine pairs of bottoms completely finished, a good start on the tops, and about 12 inches of snow that day.
Everyone is scheduled to be out here again today. Plus, another sister is coming along for the fun and games, too. That means I’ll have TWO other people to do my ironing! So, no snow forecasted, but it should be another productive day.