Friday, November 27, 2009

Black, Red, Blue, and Spotted Friday

In the United States, the term Black Friday refers to the day after Thanksgiving and the first 'official' shopping day for the Christmas season. The day was originally so named because of the heavy traffic on that day, when all one could see was massive amounts of shoppers in stores, and cars on highways. And to the referencing of the beginning of the period in which retailers are "in the black "(i.e., turning a profit) as opposed to "in the red", when they are not.

Long gone are the wonderful days of running into long lost friends in endless shopping aisles clutching my 50 pairs of half-price socks, and towering stacks of half price towel sets, bathrobes, slippers and of course, my free cup of coffee and donut! My crazy days of guerilla shopping as a crazed bag lady have transformed into manic and maniacal quilter, instead!

Now, it's relaxing in my bathrobe and jammies with my own endless cups of coffee, breaks to check out the 150 blogs on my favorites list ;) and lots and lots of sewing. I've been up since 2 a.m. (yes, still crazed and crazy) reading blogs and working on projects...and no I don't go to bed early...I just don't sleep!

a little teddy quilt, made from the tiniest of leftover scraps from Howdy, Pardner! and Heart Felt Wishes for Comfort and Care .

I've been gifted with an abundance of cow, cowboy, and cowgirl fabrics from many different sources, lately. And after a childhood spent growing up on an island in Alaska, and never even seeing a horse, much less cows and cowboys and girls, I was asked repeatedly in my 20's while in college (here in Oregon) if I was 'so and so... a rodeo princess'. I found it absolutely hilarious and never did meet my rodeo twin.

I figure an alternate reality persona must have finally had the chance to emerge. Howdy to all!... on this black, red, and spotted 'Black Friday'!!