Friday, November 23, 2012

Long day ahead~~~

Black Friday----- for me it means an 8 hour work day.  Now wait, remember that I am semi-retired and work a couple of days a week for 4 to 5 hours.  Instead of shopping I will be measuring and cutting fabric for the next 2 days.  This year Jo Ann headquarters decided that we could wear a holiday apron on the weekends.  It has to be from a pattern that we sell, and fabric from the department.  Many of us have decided to do that...  here is my version...
Nothing like the original pattern.  I love the old fashion print.  The pattern is a Butterick... I do not particularly like their patterns, but it was on sale for $1.99 instead of $11.99 so that was incentive.  The fabric line was also on sale which brought the apron down to around $12.00 to make.  One of our managers plans to hang them during the week above the cut counter for a display through the holiday.
Mr H and I had a nice quiet relaxing Thanksgiving.  The turkey was moist and the stuffing/dressing was delicious.  I did make the mini pies and we enjoyed the apple last night for dessert.  I bought the set of  10 Pyrex pie dishes... they are 6 inches... and the recipe book on sale at work.  We usually waste a regular whole pie as it is just the 2 of us.  This has been a nice way to enjoy dessert.  This weekend I will make turkey pot pies.   I also bought the 4 piece casserole set.  Yes, sometimes I do cook but it is very limited! and I love to bake.  One of these days I will have to tell you about when Mr H and I first married. I was very challenged in the household duties!
I am so happy you stopped by on this busy day.  I hope your yesterday was wonderful and your weekend will be relaxing... or if you are planning tho shop, hope you get all the bargains you are looking for.


Vickie said...

Oh my! Work is going to be something for you. Hang in there.
Love the apron.

Trace4J said...

Good Morning
I love the apron.
I hope you have a wonderful day even in the Black Friday craziness.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Woolie Hugs Trace

pam said...

Cute Apron. You are a brave soul to face the BF crazies!

Nicola said...

Your apron reminds me of one I made in school many moons ago.

I have been thinking about your banana cream pies.

cucki said...

aww very cute apron..
i love it
big hugs
cucki x

blue star stitcher said...

I love your apron colors, how nice they let you wear your own for the holidays. I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I hope your weekend at least goes by quickly.

Julie said...

I hope your customers are nice and friendly and very patient today, you are going to be very busy I bet. Beautiful apron.

Fiore said...

I look forward to receiving news about your Black Friday. Love the apron. It's so nice.

Annette-California said...

I love your apron:) its beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving!!! Hope you make it through the sale - good luck to you. love Annette

SoCal Debbie said...

Beautiful Apron! I wore one all day on Wednesday and Thursday! I love the homemade aprons the best.