Question:  Would you wear this as a Romper or Pajamas?  I call them pajamas.  Do you want to hear a funny story?  These pajamas were not supposed to be pajamas!  Nope!  I purchased this pattern with the intention of making a casual jumper/romper to wear around the house, to the grocery store, post office, or what have you.  Well, sometimes I just make the wrong fabric choice.  This is one of those times–or so I thought.  This fabric has been tucked away in my stash for a while and I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to use it.  As soon as I purchased this pattern, I quickly envisioned a soft, comfy fabric and this one seemed to fit.  Because it’s a super thin sweater knit–see through actually–I knew I would have to insert a lining.  So off to the cutting table and machine I went, with high expectations of soon having a nice jumper to wear around town.  As I worked on this piece I began to have doubts about the fabric choice, but it was too late to turn back, so I continued.  As I neared the end of construction, I knew this wasn’t what I had planned.  When it was finished I ran to my closet, trying desperately to make it work as a romper by dressing it up and accessorizing.  Then I walked into the room to show my son my new romper and asked what he thought.  He said, “Oh those are nice pajamas. I like it.”  Rolling my eyes, I walked out and accepted what I already knew to be the truth–these were pajamas.  Then in a strange twist of events, as I began to call them pajamas, I fell in LOVE with them–as PAJAMAS!  They’re so incredibly soft and comfortable.  As I write this post, I’m sitting here, wearing my new pajamas, cuddled up in my recliner with a cozy blanket, hot cup of tea, and listening to the crackling sound of wood burning in the fireplace.  So in the end, I win!  Yes!


WHAT ABOUT YOU?  How Do You Handle Interrupted Plans?

I’ve learned that, in life, our plans are just that — PLANS.  A plan is never a guarantee of the expected outcome.  I believe it would be wise for us to hold loosely to our plans, knowing that, ultimately, we never have complete control over anything.  When our plans take a turn in a different direction our best response would be to go with the flow, look for the lesson, and make the best of the situation, seeking the value in the outcome.  There’s always value and a lesson in life’s unexpected twists and turns.

What about you?  Have you ever had an interrupted plan become a success story?  Leave a comment below.  I’d love to hear from you.

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Remember:  “When you live in your Design, it is from there that you Shine.”


Romper or Pajamas?

Romper or Pajamas?





Romper or Pajamas?

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