The Weekend

4:14 PM

What a busy weekend!  But aren't they always?  Thursday was spent cooking and then eating with family and then again with friends.  A day to catch up with those near and far.  Plus a little Face Time with my brother and his family in Japan.  They had already had their Thanksgiving (it was 8AM on FR in Japan when we chatted).

I avoided the stores like the plague on Friday.  I'm a last minute shopper anyway.  I've got ages to go until I begin my shopping.  Friday evening was spent with friends for dinner.  Then Bryan and I took Corrine to a basketball tournament.  My parents and I have season tickets for women's basketball at the University of Colorado.  Corrine didn't last too long into the second game before we left.

Bryan and Corrine decorated some of the outside on Saturday morning while I was off for some craft shopping.  There was quilt fabric on sale at JoAnn Fabric.  I know it's probably not the best quality fabric, but I'm a beginner, so I don't want to mess up expensive fabric.  But I've got a quilt in mind for Corrine so we'll see if I can make it work out.  While we were at friends on turkey day, I noticed a felt banner hanging in her dining room.  I admired it and she told me she got the idea from the Pottery Barn catalog.  The one in Pottery Barn was about $90.00.  She made hers for less than $10.00.  Who pays $90.00?  I bought supplies at JoAnn for a Christmas banner and spent about two hours on SA putting it together.  The hardest part was cutting out the letters.   The white felt had a sticky backing to make for easier letter placement.

Not too shabby huh?  And it did indeed cost $10.00 to make.  I may make more for some gifts.

Today was a gorgeous day in Colorado.  While Corrine was napping I was able to sit on the patio and knit in the sun while listening to a podcast.  I'm fairly certain it can't get any better than that!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and has an awesome week!

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  1. I haven't stepped foot off my property in days, no way can I take those crowds.
    Love that banner, it's super cute.
    I sat outside today too, knitting and listening to my book [Lone Wolf] and you're right, it doesn't get any better!

  2. That is a very pretty banner. I love Pottery Barn but just for looking, they have great potential for inspiration (like the banner!). I also love petting the fancy cotton. Can I ask which Podcast? I'm always looking for new ones.

    1. Today I was listening to Craft Lit- it was chapter 6 of Jane Eyre. I also listen to etown which is music mostly recorded in Boulder and Car Talk (which I think is hilarious).

  3. What a thanksgiving! I love knitting and listening to podcasts, the best way to pass some relaxing time!!

  4. Great banner! What a great idea, I can't imagine anyone paying $90 for them, but I am sure they do!

  5. I love the banner! I see things all the time in the Pottery Barn catalogue that I think I could make for A LOT LESS then they are charging for! I've never tried to reproduce it though.

  6. i think the bunting looks great and would be a great idea for christmas gifts!


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