Monday, August 10, 2015

Near miss

To follow up on my anniversary present, the Narwhal earrings, my husband told me he was torn about what to bring me home for a gift.

It was either the earrings or a pair of polar bear pants.

Now the thing you need to know about my husband is that if it is nutty it is also probably true and something he really is considering.

Polar bear pants, he explained, are made from the limb hides of polar bears, yes that's right, two arms sewn together.

"But they would be incredibly warm," he said. "Great for winter."

And here I was worried that elastic waist linen pants would make me look fat.

In case you think I am making this all up here is a shot of some incredibly warm Inuit men:


Other news is Miss Daisy seems brighter this morning.

19 comments:

Sox said...

You would be warm!
Glad Miss Daisy is perkier.

Janet said...

I love you!! It gives me great comfort and many,many laughs to know someone else is living a life similar to my own!
One of the best "fights" we ever had was when my husband rolled over in bed and said ( after 25 years of marriage) and said " Gee, I never knew your eyes are blue", The rest is history as they say!!
Have a wonderful day! My day had gotten off to a great start thanks to you. I will think of your polar bear pants for the rest of the day!!

Julie Culshaw said...

That made me burst out laughing. This sounds like something my husband would think up as well.

Angela said...

I don't know, those polar bear pants could have been some kind of awesome:)

Catherine said...

Like you, I'd prefer the linen pants. It's still summer after.

Anonymous said...


Polar bear pants! Well you would be a conversation piece and he is correct,they would be warm.Glad that Miss Daisy is feeling better. Would be very nice if you could avoid surgery.

Terry

Graca said...

Hot Damn! I could use a pair of those when the temperatures are hovering -30 degrees C, taken down a notch while the wind is blowing something fierce and I'm outside watching the kids during recess duty. But I must say, the earrings are quite lovely and could go with more things. Happy Anniversary! And nice to read Miss Daisy is doing better this morning.

Anonymous said...

That's some thoughtful husband you have there... I'm still laughing. Don't think I've seen anything quite like them. You never know though, could be he next big fashion must have, like those Ugg boots. Who'd have thought they'd be so popular. Your earrings are lovely and I'm glad Daisy is improving and your flower girl dresses are the biz. But those polar bear pants... Too funny!

Vivienne

Marianne said...

Hahaha! Aren't you even a bit sad he decided on the earrings? Bummer.

So sorry to hear about Miss Daisy. Hope she's better soon.

Elle said...

I wonder if that lumbering polar bear gait comes with the pants?

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a relief to hear that Miss D. is feeling better, it seems to validate the wait and see approach you have been following. As a plunge in type myself I can imagine how hard it has been not to drive hell bent for leather (what ever THAT entails) to the vet hospital for relief RIGHT NOW.

The polar bear pants are impressive if not sleek. But I think they look better on the bear.....

ceci

Erika said...

OMG. How can you LIVE without those pants. :)

RebeccaHoward said...

See, you're missing the point. No one would EXPECT you to look slim in a pair of polar bear pants (kind of like puffer jackets) whereas linen pants should make you look tall and slim and as if you are just walking off a yacht on a Greek island. With tanned skin and those flat sandals with a toe thing that feels like your foot is being sliced in half with a piece of wire.

patsijean said...

I know this may be a downer after all the giggles, but I fear the polar bears were attached to their fur too. Maybe your husband can purchase a few yards of faux polar bear fabric and you can make some pants and a hat for him.

Barbara said...

Patsijean could not agree more. I don't sew with leather (I have my own skin) or would ever wear fur. That said in a different environment, where the Inuit kill the bears when necessary for self protection not sport the situation is different. In that harsh environment the concept of big game, sport hunting is absent. Wish that was the same in the south.

Anne in Melbourne said...

I am hoping that Miss Daisy's improvement hasn't come about because she saw the pictures of the polar bear pants and started to worry.....

sewingkm said...

Your husband appears to have a great sense of humor like you - polar bear pants! Glad Miss Daisy is doing better. Barbara, I tried to email you with no success as I have a question about things to see in Halifax. Hubby and I are cruising and will be there on Sept 30th. Would appreciate knowing sites of interest. Would love to meet you but realize this is maybe too much to ask. Thanks, karenhmulkey@gmail.com

Leigh said...

I hope Miss Daisy continues to improve. That sweet little girl doesn't need any more problems.

Know what you mean by sitting with dogs. It's peaceful.

Love the polar bear pants. LOL!

Anonymous said...


Thanks for sharing. I learned two new things today. The earrings, and polar bear pants. Lol, I had to confirm with my husband about the first and show him the second. He had been in Alaska, on business, , grow up in Michigan. Yet, he did not know about the pants.
Being from South America I guess you could say I am clueless.

All the best to you and Miss Daisy

Josie