Thank you all for the nice comments! It’s nice to have comments on my posts, since it wasn’t always that way!
In non-sewing news, it seems I may be close to buying my very own house! After cleaning up some credit issues from my mid 20s, being in a steady job, and finding a first time home buyer program, I think I’m finally able to make that dream happen for myself. I’m not getting too excited until I get that pre-approval letter from the bank. I have 6 houses I plan to look at, one of which is down the street from my current place. I spoke to the school district, and it looks like I’ll be able to keep my daughter in the same elementary school even if I buy outside the attendance zone. That opens up more options. Stability is extremely important for children, and it’s bad enough she’s lived in 6 homes and she’s not even 6 years old yet. Happily, she will be staying in whatever house I buy until she’s an adult!
This is an immense source of pride for me. Buying a house to me is proof of responsibility, stability, and maturity. It’s been the one goal I absolutely needed to achieve to feel like a successful adult. And I’m doing it all my myself! It will be paid for by me alone, and bought by me alone. With money I earned myself. No gifts, no grants. Just me and my efforts.
Back to sewing. I’ve been reading the blog Pins and Needles for awhile. Although I seem to be the polar opposite of the author both in personality and sewing interests, I still find her blog fascinating. It seems that she’s quite well-known in the sewing blog community, but in case you’re not familiar, Summerset lives in New England with her husband, 2 children, and cats. She makes these elaborately detailed art garments and quilts, plus clothing from vintage patterns and items for her family. She seems very reserved and proper- again, polar opposite of me! LOL Anyway, point in bringing her up is that a few weeks ago she was discussing pajamas in this post. It was this statement that stuck with me:
“If you think about it, pajamas get worn a lot more than other clothes than may only get worn once a week, so it makes sense to put time and effort into making them sturdy and with the extra features.”
She is so right! I’ve worn the most drab pajamas for as long as I can remember… not even pajamas so much as loungewear… stained, oversize sweatshirts, big ol’ t-shirts, stretch pants, and sweatpants. In fact, that what I’m wearing right now! Well, I bought this pattern and some cherry print flannel yesterday:
So, thank you, Summerset! I’m gonna go prewash the fabric right now!