The last 4 months have been quite eventful! After 19 years with my company and ironically 19 months of partial sick-leave due to a crazy virus, my job was eliminated. It was a bit of a bummer and my first time at being unemployed in my adult life. But thankfully I have a super supportive family and now I find myself really enjoying my new life. No more crazy pace, no more travel and fretting about getting home, and no more pressure to hit quotas. What I do have time for is taking care of my family, saying hello to neighbors when I’m out walking and more time to create fun things from fabric. I am a very lucky girl!
Due to my new work status, I decided that I would make my family Christmas gifts this year. I thought I would try my hand at something wearable rather than a quilt. So I ended up making my people some very fun and outrageous pants. I had a hard time making the pattern, so I made a few modifications to better suit my skill level. I can say that after one go at elastic waists – that part of the pattern was simply eliminated! Good heavens that stuff is tricky to work with. Plus who wants all that constriction anyway?
Everyone got something different and personalized. I had a blast making them! Here are my pants:
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We sure like ours!
I, too, worked 19 years with a company in a position I enjoyed and one in which I’d be productive to retirement and then even be hired back to work sesonally when the position was eliminated. I’m not a spring chicken looking for my first career so now I’m looking as I want a job whee I can use my skills, be productive, earn some money yet have time to quilt and spend with family and friends. I love the pants! Great colors and designs.
Hi Mary – thank you! 19 years is a long time isn’t it? Were you surprised when they eliminated your job? I was only half surprised. I think being out on a partial medical leave for that long just put everyone over the edge. Oh well. I am working a little part time job – just 10 hours a week and I love it. I hope you find something good too 🙂 Linda
That is a crazy bunch of happy pajama pants! I’ll have to try that next year…if I decide to make ’em 🙂
Stunning pants. What a great idea!
Enjoy your freedom!
Hi Karen! Thank you. I am definitely enjoying the change. Having a drastic drop in income takes a little getting used to, but other than that I sure am happier! Can’t wait to pop over to your website to see what you have been working on. Happy New Year!
Hi great readiing your blog