A very special tradition during the Christmas season is that of grandmothers and/or mothers making pajamas for their grandchildren or children. Often they are given on Christmas Eve, making Christmas morning even more pleasurable. At a recent meeting of the Lakes & Prairies Smockers, my friend, Patty, shared that she was recently working on such a project.
Her grandson was at her home, so she attempted to get his measurements. I imagine she said something like, “come here, I need to take your measurements for your pajamas.” Her grandson, being just a little one, assumed she was declaring it to be bed-time, of which he did not want to participate.
However, when he turned and saw the penguins, a smile came to his face, and his mood changed completely.
Patty also made this pair as well.
On a related note, Sheila Nicol of Bear Threads Ltd. wrote an interesting article regarding nightgowns. Several years ago now, a another friend of mine was working on a smocked nightgown for a special aunt. I have always thought this was such a sweet gift that meant a lot to the recipient. If you have a moment, take a look at her article. Just click on the above Bear Threads link. I think you’ll enjoy it.