I've always understood that the "black" in Black Friday referred to the idea of retailers getting their accounting books "back in the black", or making a profit . . . but I've never liked the sound of it. It sounds gloomy and with a single exception (three years ago, when I packed a hand stitching project and then chauffeured Joc and Kim around from store to store, so they could be dropped off right at the door and didn't have to worry about parking), it's not a tradition I participate in. So today will be no different! Christmas movies nonstop through the day, turkey soup on the stove, some minimal cleanup and play in the sewing bunk room, and lots and lots of leftovers!!
Yesterday was a beautiful day for an outdoor dinner ... with the fire in the fire place, of course!
The table setting was simple ... a pine cone and ribbon turkey and a tray of nature's offerings. And a fun paper tablecloth begging for a two-and-a-half year old and crayons!
I knew right from the beginning that I wanted to be able to put a turkey drum stick on Sawyer's plate -- I was *thrilled* when he pointed to it on the buffet table and told his mama he wanted that one!
So for me, this is the money shot!
And this one ... this is a pumpkin pie and whipped cream happy face!
Of course, June was darlingly dressed for the day (if I do say so myself) . . .
I had a little time Wednesday and patterned a little "first Thanksgiving" dress for her.
Isn't it cute?! Such fun! I had my picture taken with Ellie ... but Jason's got those pics. I'll share when I get them!
This fellow also called to me on Wednesday (because I didn't have enough I needed to be doing):
He was *such* fun! And very easy and fast. And the top hat was a definite improvement over the sample model I saw in the store (shown here). He's not finished ... everything needs to be glued down, but the hard parts are done. He'll be hanging on my door very soon!
The Holiday Lane Pillow blog hop is in FULL swing!! Have you checked out the offerings so far? They're *so* darling!! Here's today's lineup:
And for today's Feline Friday, instead of an actual cat, how about a stitchery cat? Have you ever visited Hudson's Holidays - Shirley Hudson? She is very talented and shares her stitchery patterns on a very regular basis. She has some of the most darling cat stitcheries I've seen and she offers quite a few of them freely. This one, for example . . .
Isn't it oh-what-fun!? You can find him (?!) on her blog, HERE! Doing a quick search on her blog will net you a score of cat stitcheries ... and while she offers lots more than cats, cats are what Fridays are about! Be sure to check out Sarah Did It! to see what other felines are making the blogs today!
I'm outta here ... time to pop a Christmas DVD in the player ... which one will it be?!