November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving is when? Then lets have a giveaway!

My concept of time is off. This past Friday, when I was taking my kids to school, I ran into a friend of mine, whom was also dropping off her kids, and she said, "I can't wait for the break! I'm having such a hard time getting my kids out the door." I nodded my head as though I knew what she was talking about, when in fact, I had no clue. I then ran into another friend and noticed she was carrying a crock-pot full of corn. When I asked her what it was for, she looked at me strangely and said, "It's for the class party." "Really?" I responded, "What party?" "Thanksgiving!" she said.

Then it all made sense! The other mom saying she could hardly wait for the break. The stressed out look on some of the other parent's faces (knowing that they were going to be home for a week with their kids). And all of the food that the moms were taking to class... except for me. Our school district gives the entire week off for Thanksgiving and I had completely forgotten about it. For some reason, I just felt like it was still the beginning of November and not the week before Thanksgiving. Crazy! I hope I get a calendar this Christmas ;)

So Thanksgiving is this Wednesday and... just joking, I know it's Thursday. Yes, this Thursday is Thanksgiving and I just so happen to have some pretty cute tights to wear...

They're called Pinwheel tights from Anthro.


Any big plans for the day after Thanksgiving? I've never done that 3am shopping mania stuff. However, this year my sister, mom, and I will go to Jo-Ann's around 6am to buy stuff for crafting. Then, we plan on crafting all day long afterward. I'm really looking forward to that. Hopefully, I'll have some fun crafts and tutes to share with you after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Being as I won't have time to blog this week (kids home and all), lets have a giveaway! To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me what your day after Thanksgiving plans are or what you are thankful for. Two winners will randomly be selected on Monday November 30th. The Winners will each win 1 yard of the fabric of their choice from Phatfabric.com. The giveaway will close November 29th, 2009. International friends are welcome to enter.

So, to all of my American friends, thank you and be sure to have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! And to all of my International friends, I am thankful for you too! =)

Cheers,

Jamie

One quick note: The Japanese fabric sale will come to close this Saturday.

The giveaway is now closed. I will announce the winners Monday morning. Thank you!


83 comments:

Kara said...

This day after Thanksgiving, I will not be near a local shopping center, so I have no other choice but to relax with family...and check the black friday deals on amazon.

Sarah0587 said...

I will be studying hard - I have a comprehensive exam covering the last 3 years of my schooling! So no shopping madness for me. After the exam Monday, I'll be quilting away :)

Heather said...

We still don’t even know what we are doing for Thanksgiving… we may stay home or drive out to Utah to see some family. We can’t decide… so my plans for black Friday are up in the air!

Love your tights, too cute :)

Jill Ann said...

I'm not sure what I'll be doing yet. It depends on what stores are in the area where we'll be staying!

The P*dunc's said...

I am going to SLEEP as long as possible on Black Friday. Crowds throw me into panic attacks!

I am thankful for winning this giveaway ;), because I am on a husband-induced spending freeze (in his defense, it was needed).

Andrea said...

Well I have crazy plans to stay up on Thanksgiving night after the family has gone to bed and sew until about 2AM (the only thing that keeps me awake at that hour) until a friend picks me up so we can hit Old Navy at 4AM, Kohl's at 4AM and Target at 5AM. Crazy, yes? Fun, even more yes!

Have fun crafting, I think I'll take a nap!

Heather said...

I will be visiting my husbands grandparents. Our tradition is that day after Thanksgiving all the girls (over the age of 9) go out to breakfast and to JoAnn's to hit the sales. Its the only store we go to :)

meggie said...

on the day after thanksgiving, i am going to be sleeping a lot and doing a lot of homework. exciting, i know. :)

RosaMaría said...

thanks for this great giveaway! we don't have thanksgiving day in México (i'm wondering why!) but i'm very thankful for have such a great healthy life!

Betty Crocker Ass said...

I am thankful to have found something that I am finally good at and love doing.

This is the first year that my husband and I are taking the kids to get a tree the day after Thanksgiving. Usually it's the week before Christmas...he has issue with trees.

Anyway, my son was born on 12.28 so we decided that Christmas goes up on the day after Thanksgiving and down on 12.26, to make room for his birthday.

Hows that for a long explanation!

NotionsbyNicole said...

I'll be driving from Arizona to be with family in San Diego and on Friday we are going to Balboa Park.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Melissa M. said...

The day after Thanksgiving, I'm going to the outlets for the midnight madness sale =)

Katie said...

I LOVE your tights... We'll be spending the day after Thanksgiving with family:) AND I am super thankful for my children who I love tremendously!!

Deborah A said...

I celebrated Thanksgiving the holiday last month but I am thankful every day. I am thankful that I was able to spend the last year and a half taking care of my dad, who passed away from esophageal cancer in July. I am thankful that the creative juices I have been blessed with are flowing again. I am grateful for the time to spend using the juices. And I am most thankful to be loved by family, friends and my beloved.

Snappy Di said...

Day after Thanksgiving I plan to log onto my computer, go online and order a gift certificate for everyone in the family. Have tried to shop and just can't gitter done this year for some reason.

Lame, I know.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal
Just Vignettes

mommymae said...

those tights are adorable!

i'm thankful for the 24 people coming to phoenix to enjoy thanksgiving and the movie my 2nd grader made for a thanksgiving project at school. on friday, i'll be sewing! gotta get those holiday quilts done!

Sarah Seitz said...

Love those tights! The day after Thanksgiving I think I'll be hitting up the JoAnn sale also!

Sarah @ http://comeandseetheseitz.com

Rachel said...

Every day I am thankful for my beautiful children and kind husband. Thanks for such a generous giveaway. By the way I love the tights... I so wish we had Anthropologie here!

Barbie said...

I know how you feel about time slipping away, I think I lost all of October and half of November this year! Since I'm in Canada, we've already celebrated Thanksgiving, but I am thankful none-the-less for my beautiful children, my wonderful husband, the full pantry of food, and of course, for fabric give-aways! Thank you!

annie2006 said...

gorgeous tights!

i am thankful for the wonderful family i have and the fantastic friends i am honoured to know :) the past few months have not been an easy time for my family, yet we gotten through everything and my family and friends have held me up the whole way through. i dont know what i would have done without them :)

gina said...

I'm most thankful that I have a God who loves me and cares for me and my family!

Hugs,
Gina
www.gigglekidsboutique.com

kaiolohiakids said...

I'm thankful for my wonderful family that has been so good in pitching in to help with my mom, who isn't doing too great! I'll be far away from any shopping centers on Friday-I tried that over 20 years ago & I still haven't recovered! I'll pprobably stick to sewing for Christmas gifts!

Angela said...

Oh, my. My daughter and I went to Joann's last year the day after Thanksgiving. Wear comfy shoes and take snacks. And coffee. Or water. I'm not kidding. We met some really sweet old men who must really love their wives, because they were cheerful and NOT complaining about the lines like a few of the shoppers. I'd love to go back for some great deals, but I will either be giving birth or snuggled into bed with a newborn (that's my plan for the day.)

The Stanford Family said...

I will probably put up my Christmas decorations and might go to a store that afternoon.

I am thankful for my family and my new PT job this year!

Violet Bella said...

im not completely sure yet. i was in the same boat as you as far as time. I cant believe thanksgiving is already here, which makes me nervous about christmas!!! i will most likely be relaxing after a big day with the family!

Valerie said...

The day after Thanksgiving I will NOT be out with all the crazies doing shopping, but I WILL be out with my husband and son seeing the new movie, "The Fantastic Mr. Fox"! Can't wait!

Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway. :)

esther said...

Black Friday will see me either at home, on my way home, or at my inlaws. It's my husband who usually braves the crowds to find new suits and ties and other work attire.

Georgia said...

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia, but after more than a week of record high temperatures I am *extremely* thankful for air-conditioning!!! I'm well and truly over summer, and it doesn't even offically begin until next week! :-/

Jess said...

The day after Thanksgiving I will be enjoying the Joanns sale as well, but I won't be going until the afternoon. I'm thankful for my loving family, my wonderful husband, and the 3 beautiful children God blessed me with.

Tis the season to be sewing!

Brit and Heath said...

The day after thanksgiving my husband and I will not venture outside at all. We will eat all day and drink hot cider. Then it will slowly set in that my husband will go back to school. :( But we will savor the day while it lasts.

Laura and Kelly Allen said...

I am thankful to live in a small town that has no malls. No mall traffic. No crazies camping out. Just small town goodness.

Jamie said...

We will be painting our guest room, sun room, and laundry room. It is going to be a LONG weekend.

Beth Whitney said...

i don't do the crazy shopping. the girls and i decorate for christmas

Maggie said...

we don't do thanksgiving here in Oz but I think its a lovely idea. I am thankful for my family and wonderful friends.

Jenny said...

I am so thankful for my husband and kids. I am so incredibly blessed with this bunch, and close family all near by. One lucky gal!

No shopping for me on Black Friday...I choose to work...my mom is manager of Hallmark store and its just nuts...Ive worked a few mornings for her and nuts I tell you! The great deals are hard to pass up, but the craziness is such a turn off!

Love your Anthro tights!

Ylime said...

This year I'm thankful for my family and friends of course, but also all the great people I've met and confidence I've gained by choosing to hand make all my gifts for the whole year. The day after Thanksgiving I'm planning on going to the gym! :) Then I'll probably have a ton of sewing to do.
Thanks for the opportunity! Fabric is always a good prize.

Anonymous said...

Hi-
I will be in Montana for the 1st time! So I have no idea. I will be a guest of my family's. I'll let you know! I bet it will be outdoorsey though!
Jennifer in Colorado.

Teddi Taylor said...

Here in Canada, we have already had our Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for things I take for granted each day: the health of my family, the heat, the lights, the clean running water, the abundance of food.

Happy Thanksgiving, my American neighbours!
And thank you for the giveaway!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

The day after Thanksgiving I will be helping my daughter do some baking so she can take goodies back to college to share with her friends before finals!

Missy Melissy said...

I am so thankful for God and my family and all our blessings. Thanks for doing this giveaway. Love your tights!

Evie B. said...

I will be one of the crazy few out at 3am! Can't wait!

GoyaDesigns said...

My plans are to sleep in! Yay! Haven't done that since I started working outside the home. I am grateful for my promise in eternity through Jesus. I am also grateful for my family and health. Happy Thanksgiving!

kathytypestoo said...

well, breakfast and lounging in my pjs for as long as possible. NO SHOPPING, that's the one thing I know for sure. so many things to be thankful for, I just want to sit around and ponder them a bit. thanks for being so generous!

Lavina Dee said...

I always do combat shopping on Friday (I LOVE it) but since this is my first Thanksgiving in Alaska and a big box store is three hours away I will be sleeping late, playing with the kiddos and eating leftover pie.
Lavina
dickinson_4(at)msn(dot)com

KBroome said...

I too will make my way into the chaos of shopping with my mother in law and sister in law. I had never done it before until I married my husband. His sister and mom now won't let me not go. I like that they include me in their tradition. I am thankful most through these hard economic times to have a roof over my head, food, friends, and family. Also thankful that the economy has taught me to find my creative self in home decorating:)

mehelldog said...

i'll be putting up the christmas tree the day after thanksgiving because if i don't do it, no one else will. i actually relish going through the ornaments each year and trying to remember where each came from!

jacqueline said...

I adore your cute tights! Such a wonderful thanksgive giveaway! It's sad that we dont celebrate thanksgiving here in Malaysia. But i am thankful for you and all the others creative souls i met on this creative world. :) You and the others are such inspiration to me! Have a lovely merry happy day and rest of the week! Love to you!

6p0120a5445775970c said...

I did the Joann's thing last year, and would do it again this year but my mom is due to have a baby any day now... so we'll see what happens. :) I think I'll stay cozy and warm by the fire, reading, sewing, knitting or watching a movie. And most definitly eating Thanksgiving leftovers!

~Ashley

perdoozy said...

hi jamie! love the tights too:) infact, that reminds me that i have an anthro gift card i need to use... maybe i'll do that on black friday. oh yeah, and sew more aprons for a little shop in alaska. it's that time of year!

ohnikki said...

There is no friggin way I'm going shopping on Friday! I'll most likely take my 2 year old to the park, eat leftovers, and finish an advent calendar during her nap!

Erika Davison said...

I will NOT be going out of the house Friday. I love Christmas but I am not kooky enough to go out in the craziness. I plan on finishing up the final touches of decorating. Then I will settle down in my comfy, red chair and work on some hand stitched felt ornaments for gifts. Oh did I mention I will be off work for a total of five days for Thanksgiving..Crafty crafty time.

Feeder of the Hungry Beans said...

I prefer not to leave the house at all on the day after Thanksgiving. I want to clean and relax and decorate for Chanukah.

Kelly O. said...

I live in Canada and so have had Thanksgiving already in October. But my mom lives in the U.S. and is there without any family (my dad passed away almost 2 years ago).
I am thankful for the good friends she has that make her get off her butt and come to their house for thanksgiving. They are so kind, warm and welcoming. My mom and I are truly blessed by the friends she has made.
Happy Thanksgiving!

polka dots said...

the day after thanksgiving...we go cut down our Christmas tree in the mountains. tons of fun. thanks for the giveaway.

Kate said...

I love your blog! I am hosting my whole family for Thanksgiving and am very thankful that I am able to do it. I am also very thankful for my brand new 4 month old baby girl!

Ashley said...

I'm drooling over your tights! wish I had thought to look at that section last time I was at the shop...

the day after thanksgiving --- unfortunately I have to work, but I'll also probably spend some time watching footage of all the crazy shopping going on. we did the early shopping thing once, but i don't think i'd want to do it again!

thanks for a great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I get to meet my twin nieces the day after Thanksgiving. They're already five months old, and I'm so excited to set eyes on them!
Carrie
carrielucekc at gmail.com

Colleen said...

I plan to sleep in this year. I have done the 5am shopping and it was a lot of fun. I am thankful for family! Thanks for the giveaway!!

porrothecat said...

No shopping. Instead, hiking!

Kirby said...

We'll be making the three hour drive home from our family's.

I am so thankful for my precious family.

Jessica D. said...

For Friday I plan on relaxing and spending time with the boyfriend's family. His sister is due with her first kid on thanksgiving!! Hopefully our new niece will be nice and wait until after the turkey day festivities to come into the world. So maybe I’ll be in the hospital on Friday. :)

Gorby family blog said...

The day after Thanksgiving will be spent with my family. My husband, three daughters, and I will hang out at home and enjoy spending time together.

Sue Cahill said...

I will be avoiding the stores (actually I have to buy my grandson a birthday gift).

I am very thankful for each day I am here, after being hit by a car and coming very close to losing my life each day is a gift.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Sarah said...

I will be working on the day after thanksgiving, but I probably would not battle the crowds to go shopping anyway. No sale is worth that much road rage! I am most thankful for my wonderful husband. I know I don't deserve him!

Anonymous said...

my family and i are staying at home and eating a big meal. and I am very thankful for my family
Rachel Shinnick

Amie said...

We'll be putting up the Christmas tree on Friday! I can hardly wait. :) And, right-this-minute I'm thankful that my 3 older children are being quiet so their 4-month brother can have a decent nap! :)

AnnA said...

the day after Thanksgiving will be spent lounging around with family, wake boarding, nibbling leftovers and enjoying the warm weather during our annual family camping trip in Mexico!

Sarah and Garrett said...

Alas, I am also planning on dragging myself out of bed to be at Joann's at 6:00. After that, if I manage to drive home without being tempted to stop at any other stores, I'm going back to sleep. I'll save all my crafty energy for the afternoon.

flossy-p said...

Sadly we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia, but I've always lamented that. I think The idea of having a holiday to be thankful and appreciative should be compulsory all over.

That's why I hold my annual thanksgiving giveaway too :) To show my thanks and spread goodwill.

So to answer you question, the day after thanksgiving here will be a day like any other. But I always take this time of year to meditate on the things I am grateful for. This year it's my amazingly supportive man, that everyone I love is safe and in good health, and every year... every day I am grateful for the use of my hands. Sounds odd, but I think I would shrivel up without being able to do the things they allow me to do.

Thanks for your generosity. May you and your family have a lovely holiday!

Steph said...

I am thankful for: God, my beautiful family, fabulous circle of true friends, and creative bloggers that spark my imagination. Ok, that was more then two. I could go on. ;)

And on the day after Turkey day, I'm planning to sew ornaments for an ornament swap. And eat lots and lots and lots of leftovers.

Tuppence said...

Day after Thanksgiving? Resuming my mad dash to finish sewing all these Christmas presents. Why oh why did I take the handmade challenge right before Christmas!?!?

RuthiV said...

We don't have thanksgiving in Australia but I envy you this holiday with all the lovely stuff involved! However we have a Sunday roast with the family to whom I am always thankful for so this can be my own little thanksgiving even if it isn't on the right day :)

Revanche said...

I'm thankful for sleeping in after a long day of cooking, eating and taming a stranger's terrified Chihuahua that kept trying to eat my finger.
That bite still hurts, but I think she's a little more civil around people now.

I absolutely LOVE the comic book apron, btw.

Alissa said...

This day after Thanksgiving I will be reorganizing my house. (And taking blog reading breaks, of course!)

Bridgett said...

The day after Thanksgiving I am avoiding the insanity and cleaning the house...and holiday shopping via etsy.

nursemom said...

As fun as standing in the cold, waiting for the stores to open, sounds, I'm cozy and warm at work. And wishing I was out shopping!

IM said...

The day after Thanksgiving (today) I woke up very early...to go to an estate sale! Way more fun than Black Friday and more sustainable, too. Plus I love exploring strangers' lives so intimately.

Rosie said...

I'm thankful for the fact that Amy Butler will eventually design a new range and that it has to be better than LOVE. Oh, come back 'Midwest Modern Amy', how I miss you!

summernightsmiles said...

As we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in my country, sadly there's also no day after Thanksgiving... But I am enjoying all the Thanksgiving (and day after Thanksgiving) posts from all the American crafters! =)

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Sewing! I am making 12 cupcake bags as Christmas gifts for my granddaughters, and three little girls whose mom and sister just died in a horrible roll-0ver accident.
Saturday I am singing in a Christmas concert and Sunday we will travel to a town 1.5 hours away to bless a baby grandson.
Good times
~a

Dasha said...

so i did the whole Joann's at 6am thing yesterday. The line was crazy long and just like me most everyone in line was there for the Cricut that was on sale for $74. I was super excited that it was on sale since my mom's been talking about it since the beginning of summer. So, yay, i was one of the first people in line and managed to grab one. Five minutes after the store opened they were all gone. So a little nap later and still sleepy i had to drag my tired booty to work for a six hour shift.

Pretty Ditty said...

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for entering the giveaway. The giveaway is now closed. I will announce the winners Monday morning.

Thank you again =)

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