Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Jammie report

Pajama kids 2002

Eleven of thirteen finished. It should have been twelve but I realized that Mr. Eris, Jr. is no longer a size 6. What was I thinking?

Today's date has been marked on the calendar as "Pajama Day" for three weeks. Zeus was out of town so I had the entire day to retreat to my lair and sew, sew, sew. The serger and sewing machine were smoking hot all day.

Pajama Gang 2006

This pajama thing has been a holiday tradition for, oh, probably 10 years. Each year everyone who stays with us on Christmas Eve gets silly pj pants and a t-shirt.

Pajama Gang 2003

The pajamas are worn until they are threadbare. Last night I asked the Little Erises if they could tell me what their pajamas were for the last few years. Not only could they tell me theirs, but they also told Eris what hers were. That makes it worth all the work.

All that is left now is to press, wrap them in coordinating t-shirts and set them under the tree.

One more photo: This one was taken in 1959 (?). Mom made these matching nightgowns for us three girls. You probably can't see it but the pajamas that Little Ms. Eris is wearing in the 2002 photo are made from leftover scraps of these nightgowns. Now that is real stashbusting!


athena said...

pssst. . . . remember to wash one of the shirts please.

So excited to see what we get this year!!!

Eris said...

Love the p.j.s every year!

PS - Not to be picky, but that is Little Ms. Eris in the top pic, so that was in 2002, not 2001.

Muriel said...

You know those are your daughters, right?

Numismatist Facts said...

Can you believe the abuse that I take?

Eris said...

What abuse? I'm just trying to be historically accurate - and Little Ms. was nowhere to be seen in 2001. I'm just saying.

athena said...

And you know that D won't wear a shirt til it's washed. Honestly it creeps me out too!

Numismatist Facts said...

Oh for hell sakes! The dates are changed and I will wash the shirts. Do I have to iron them, too?

Come on Muriel and Duchess!! Where are you when I need you?

athena said...

Sure . . . call on your favorites for back-up!

Muriel said...

Don't feel bad, this favorite didn't get invited for Christmas.:)

(Can we come on the 19th for a night? I will call you tomorrow)

Numismatist Facts said...

Muriel, sure you can stay on the 19th. But I warn you, I'm not gonna dust again.

Muriel said...

Oh please, do I look like the sort that cares about a little dust? You should see the pictures drawn on my TV screen.