Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Softly, softly



“Ooo dat’s nice!”
“Hmm.”
“Very soft I tink.”
“Hmmm.”
“You’re very busy…..I didn’t realize it gets so cold in California. Wot you do?”
“Er…..I’m making them pyjamas for Christmas.”
“Clothes for Christmas!”
“Yeah, I know what you mean, a bit too frugal.”
“Do you have enough?”
“Enough what?”
“Fabric?”
“Oh I’m only making the bottoms, no point in making tops. I’ll be lucky if I can just get them to wear one half.”
“Good point. Are you making da cord now?”
“No. No drawstring pulls around here, just elastic. I’m making ties so that they can tell which is the front and which is the back.”
“I like dis one, very much. Do you tink you’ll have enough left over to make one for me please?”
“But you don’t wear pyjamas.”
“True……”
“I will if you like. Which do you prefer?”
“Maybe doz green ones.”
“Ah……”
“I don’t like to say……but did you notice?”
“Yes, one leg has the material going the wrong way.”
“You don’t want to give her a ……reject do you?”
“! She’ll never notice.”
“I noticed……you noticed.”
“True.”
“I’m dah same height as her you know.”
“I suppose you are, she may even be taller.”
“And we could put a bit more elastic in.”
“Hmmm. Not quite the same as a nighty though.”
“I could always wear dem underneath.” I look at Nonna wrapped around in an oversized cardi and blue veined fingers.
“Tell you what, you take those and I’ll try and throw together a fleecy nighty with the remnants.”
“I shall be as colourful as a Christmas tree I tink!”

Would that we were all so easily pleased.

5 comments:

babs m said...

Yay! I try to make homemade flannel PJs for the grands each Christmas as well. It's a very special thing, I believe. Good for you!

DJ Kirkby said...

Oooh you are clever. i want to know how to make some, I've got 4 males in this house who would love some.

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

A fabric post over here waiting for me! From one fabric junkie to another I see!

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

Wow, it's taking me a long time to put this all together... BONNIE as in autismfamily ...THAT bonnie... wow I thought you meant another blogger buddie... I'll be checking in on the autism stuff..

And oooohh you are in California.. Who are you talking with in this post..

do I sound like a crazy person yet...?!

@carissarogers on twitter.com

therextras said...

My affection for Nonna is growing.
Barbara