Thursday, 29 June 2017

Summer Pajama Shorts

I've been busy the last few days making pajama shorts, and a simple shift to go with my shorts.

It is fun to do something else besides quilting once in a while and I decided my son needed a pair as the flannel ones I made him for Xmas are just to warm.

Adding deep pockets so Tyler could carry his phone without it dropping out.
I found a very old pattern I had for draw string pants.  Made the pattern a little bit bigger and changed the elastic to a draw string.  Much nicer to be able to adjust the waist as you want.

Completing the hem.









I also made the shorts a little bit longer for him as requested.  No showing off his lily white legs. lol

They turned out great.

Tyler's shorts all completed.






I liked them so much I made a pair for me too. Then decided I needed a jammy top to go with and created this very simple pillowcase top.  I remembered them from long ago.  Light, easy and only takes about an hour to make.

New run around pajamas just for me.

The shorts take about 1.5 hours.









So I already have another pair cut out and ready to put together.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Atlanta Georgia

Just returned from Atlanta and had a ball.  Even thought it rain (buckets) for 4 days of our 5 days there.  We stayed right downtown with easy access to the Aquarium (the dolphin show was wonderful), the Olympic Park (1996 summer Olympics), the Coca Cola museum, and a whole lot of eating and awesome restaurants.

My favorite though was the Botanical gardens and the very impressive orchid pavilion there.

They had a wonderful display of many of the worlds pitcher plants.

pitcher plant
 But it is nice to be home again to a drier climate.  It would take me a bit to get used to the humidity in Georgia.

View of Atlanta from our room on the 48th floor.


Bananas and Seashells

 Rose has done it again with this wonderful brightly colored quilt pattern named Alvira. Because of the ocean prints on the fabrics Rose ask...