What I did on Black Friday (and it wasn't a shopping marathon!)
Well, Shannon and I did get up and head for a store- Ikea, to be exact, about 25 miles north of us. I'd scoped out some Christmas decorations, so we headed up to get them.
I probably should explain. DJ and I have very different taste when it comes to decorating. The last few years, our tree has been his style- soft colors, classic. Our tradition has been to trade off tree styles every few years, so this year starts mine. And what Ikea had was right up my alley- simple, modern, minimalist, and in my favorite color combo- red, black, and white!
So here's what Shannon and I came home with--
Aren't these little gray-bearded santas cute?? They're the whimsy to go with the modern, according to Shannon.
I fell in love with those giant size orbs the minute I saw them. And these have lots of finishes- some matte, some shiny. I think it will look great in our living room, which also happens to be black, red, and white.
That was the extent of our Black Friday shopping. Instead, I spent the day in the dye studio, doing silk scarves. I love doing those in the microwave, it is instant gratification. And I did some discharge after I dyed- three have been in the steamer, three more are in it now. My studio is a disaster!
The counter has stuff all over it, I've got a couple of scarves hanging on my Ikea rack. The sewing area isn't much better, there's a half-finished shirt I started Wednesday night covering the cutting area. I think I have enough energy tonight to get the studio cleaned up,so I can sandwich Blue Tsunami. And, I need to cut out leaves for Autumn Mountains. You can see the fabric I've auditioned in the studio photo, just pinned at the top of the quilt top.
I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was a happy one. Ours was a small group but fun- and probably the most relaxed Thanksgiving prep I can remember. We didn't go overboard, and it sure helps to have three cooks, each doing a part. The best part, working off dinner playing Guitar Hero, Wii tennis and baseball!