Thanksgiving was lovely. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the kids, and having the majority of the cooking done instead of being the one to do it. The little boys decided they were going to dress for dinner, so they had suit pants, vests, shirts and ties on. I keep marveling at how quickly they grow.
I do not shop on Black Friday, because frankly I do not see the value spiritually or monetarily to being out with the crowds to purchase "stuff". What I wanted to do was work on my Christmas gifts I am making, and start Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt. The first set of instructions is published the day after Thanksgiving.
My challenge was that DH was home and he seemed intent on drawing up plans for the kitchen remodel we have been talking about, and comparing and shopping for appliances the majority of the day. Nope no appliances purchased but we came to some agreements regarding a tentative layout.
Saturday (today) DH had to work so I had the whole day to myself to do what I wanted to do. I worked on some binding. I have been working on the binding for 3 days now and only have part of one side done! I am just a few inches from turning my first corner. That is just kind of sad you know. Especially since this is only a twin size quilt.
I could have started working on more Christmas gifts- I found some simple Christmas tree patterns on Craftsy and am just going to do some Red Work Embroidery on some dishtowels that I purchased. But as you can see I didn't really do a lot with those.
Made a wee bit of headway for the Yellow Brick Road.
What I did do was waste a huge chunk of my day on Instagram reviewing the steps to Lori Holt's Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas QAL and writing them out.
I think I would get much more done if I stayed off the computer and instagram. There is always tomorrow!