Sunday, November 25, 2007

Black Friday, Sewing in my sleep,& The McDreamy trifecta

Huh, You say?
Let's start with Black Friday. I have not ventured out with the crazies in YEARS. I'm not sure what came over me this year but I decided that me, the Bumble, and my neice Katie should go shopping at 5:30 am and leave the kids with my mom. For some reason we decided that we would speak with french accents and end every sentence with the word "no". Like this:
"We should go you say...Deeek's Sporting Goods next, no?"
We laughed so hard all morning that our sides hurt more than our feet.
I was also testing good Karma buy donating a dollar here and there and directing people to shorter lines and it paid off big time, I scored the very last of a certain kid's game thing that we waited in line for. Karma, she works, no? OK, I need to stop.
The last store we stopped in was Joann Fabric. They had flannel for 99 cents a yard, I was late getting there but they still had some:
Black Friday Flannel
This brings us to sewing in my sleep, which I will get to after I explain The McDreamy Trifecta. I had mommy guilt after shopping half the day so I thought a matinee was in order. "Enchanted" it was!

It was a cute movie, I recommend it. We came home and I hit the couch with the Tivo remote and watched a recorded Martha Stewart...with Patrick Dempsey and after the kids went to bed we watched Tivo'd Grey's Anatomy from the night before...with Patrick Dempsey...hence the McDreamy Trifecta!
After all that McDreamy I go to sleep and start sewing flannel in my dreams. I have problems, no? I had flannel blankets in mind when I purchased it but I couldn't get the thought of this one and how it would match with Julia's coat out of my head.
cute flannel and fancy stitches
I was right, It matches perfectly.
sewing in my sleep
I whipped up a set including a scarf, mittens and earwarmer headband yesterday morning.
sewing in my sleep sewing in my sleep sewing in my sleep
They are all fleece lined and reversible!


Early Bird Special said...

Cozy cute! Perfect combination!

Jada2929 said...

Your post was one of 122 I had to read on my bloglines.
Yours was my favorite. McDreamy, sewing, and talking in a fake French accent, all of my favorite things! Love it!

loves2experiment said...

Gorgeous flannels Carol :D Sounds ilke you had a wonderful time shopping!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. We have just watched Series 5 of Will & Grace. My DD is starting to speak like them.
Love the winter accessories and fabics.

Stephanie said...

I am jealous of your flannel...the lines at ours were soooooo long that I just couldn't wait. The stuff you made for your girl are adorable!

I just made Ruby a hat & scarf but am afraid to try the mittens. Any tips? :)

I know I'm a stranger but I just tagged you on my blog, if you feel like playing along.

Junie Moon said...

I'm playing catch-up on my blog reading as I just returned from our vacation last night.

I never participate in Black Friday as my only experience in that activity resulted in over-zealous shoppers knocking me over into a china display at Macy's one year and trampling me. Since then I keep my short self away from the frenetic and dangerous day-after Thanksgiving sales.

Anyway, I have a great fondness for flannel and love your fabric finds. Your resulting projects are wonderful.

brasilis said...

they are beautiful! great job! they matches perfectly!

sandra from Brazil

iSew said...

Oh my gosh, that story about the French accents cracked me up!
I didn't make it to JoAnn until the 99 cent thing was over, but I did actually have that squirrel print in my hand at the cutting table. I resisted, but now that I've seen what you made...I must go back for it.

Kristin said...

If anyone could sew in their sleep, it is you, Carol.

Carol said...

Thanks mon amis!

Lotta said...

I loved Enchanted. Too sweet. But more importantly - how did you make those mittens? Did you use a pattern or just wing it?