The shopping madness of Black Friday has NEVER appealed to me...I do however look forward to my own version of Black Friday each year:) I celebrate by not leaving the house, usually until early evening, cleaning up Thanksgiving decorations, and getting down all the Christmas decorations. I love to go through all my boxes of decorations and deciding just what will go up this year. I spend part of the day wrapping presents and doing a little crafting too. On my list today for crafting are Christmas pillows for my friend in Silverdale, WA, trying some of these amazing coasters from Allsorts, trying to load one of Moki's buttons on my sidebar (does that count as crafting?).
Thanksgiving was wonderful! I hosted for the first time in about 4 years and we had a full house...my best friend, Carla, her hubby and two kids, her mom and dad, her sister and her aunt, my hubby and Miss S, and two of our best friends, Frank and Dave. I love Carla and her family. Since Hubby and I have no family in New Mexico, they have literally adopted us and I cannot remember the last holiday that we did not spent with them. Hubby deep fried the turkey and it was delicious. Everyone brought a couple dishes and we enjoyed a marvelous feast.
Here's a kind of blurry picture of most of us:) Miss S and I both had the stomach flu earlier this week so I was thankful that we both healed quickly:) However bad the stomach flu is, it's a great way to lose 5 pounds two days before Thanksgiving!
Before the stomach bug hit me I did a little Christmas gift crafting on Sunday before and after church. I finished another Christmas apron, and added these appliques to a pre-made apron for Miss S. She loves to help me cook so now she will have her own apron to wear:)
I made 4 of these "ten-minute pillowcases" - I love these - so quick and easy and a perfect gift for all those kiddos in your life.
I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and if you are a power shopper on Black Friday, good luck!! (Carla left her house at 4:30 this morning!!)