The ever-recurring Thanksgiving Textile Turkey is joining me again this year to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
He’s a goofy looking fellow, to be sure – a PhotoShopped conglomeration of seven different embroidery projects I worked between 2006-2008. You might recognize some of them!
His tail was requisitioned from this goldwork and beetle wing embroidery project. His main body is a strawberry worked in Gilt Sylke Twist. His wing was adopted from the Christmas Chicken (you didn’t know there was an official Christmas Chicken, did you?), featuring Schwalm embroidery on paper. The wing tips were generously donated by this Red Poll needlepainting project. His front chest and his crown are part of this goldwork pomegranate project. The upper torso (do turkeys have upper torsos?), neck, and face belong to this felt needlebook, and his foot – alas, he has only one! – is featured on this embroidered felt book cover.
A big humongous Thank You to each of you who puts up with my needlework ramblings every day! Thank you so much for your ongoing encouragement, support, advice, enthusiasm, inspiration, interaction, amusement, and friendship over the years! I’m so very grateful for such a grand group of stitching buddies and fellow needlework fanatics!
Since gratitude is a universal virtual, I’ll make bold to wish you and yours – wherever you are, whatever you’re doing today – a very Happy Thanksgiving!
I’ll be spending the day with my family today, doing the Thanksgiving Dinner Thing – you know, eating a meal in about an hour that took two days to prepare and will take all evening to clean up after…
Tomorrow, though, I’ll be back!
And if you don’t hear from me… it’s the turkey’s fault.