This was supposed to post yesterday, only I ran out of time before leaving for our Thanksgiving gathering and then the legendary turkey and triptophan effect kicked in, knocking me out immediately upon returning home, falling asleep in E's bed after reading to him.
The Hutterites were in town this week selling poultry and produce out of a refrigerated truck by the side of the road. I bought only one chicken from them this time for roasting and making soup and only wish I'd had the cash for a whole case of them to put in the freezer. They are so much better than what you can get in the store.
A couple of turkeys: Two with fake leaves for feathers. It's nice to actually use up completely some of this stuff that's just been sitting around in the craft supplies. Two more of the real, wild variety foraging in a neighbor's yard down the road.
On the left, more wild turkeys nearby. (R named that Mei-Mei's chicken barn from Jan Brett's Daisy Comes Home several years ago and the name has stuck even though we all know it's a hay barn for cattle.) On the right, two more tired turkeys.
Real turkey feathers, courtesy of a neighbor who gathered them after a coyote killed a wild turkey in his yard, put a new twist this year on headbands and traditional traced-hand turkeys. As you can see I have no qualms about decorating with imagery of the food that will be on the table and in our bellies.
Since I'm sure somebody will ask, yes, I made the quilt about 10 years ago. I did the handquilting while we were living out of our old truck and looking for a place to live/purchase. I traced a wide-mouth mason jar ring in each of the squares because that was all I had for a template for quilting.
To all those who celebrated yesterday, hope you had a Happy Turkey Day! It was a perfect, beautiful Thanksgiving here with a light dusting of snow and in good company with much to be grateful for.