Tuesday, October 09, 2007

My Thanksgiving Turkey


He was finished in time and he was delicious! We had our Thanksgiving at the cottage on the weekend ~ although we had very strange weather for this time of year. Hot - hot - hot! I really didn't like it. I think I much prefer cool weather and bright sunny days, because did I also mention that it rained and rained and rained? Well actually I did see some sunshine for about 20 minutes and I darted about quickly taking some pictures in the sun. The leaves were glorious but it was far too wet to venture very far into the woods, which I really regretted, as I had looked forwards to some wonderful long walks.

Well all that rain did give me a chance to finish up my Harvest Time Turkey, and I worked on a PIF gift, and even pulled out an old WIP, my 4 Saisons Sampler! I had to chase the moths away to find that one!!

I'm afraid though the weekend did have a sour note, one of Nick's cottage friends drowned on Friday night. Nick spent the rest of the weekend with the boy's cousin, they are all the same age. It really just hits home how lucky we really are, how fragile life can be, and what a tragic Thanksgiving this has turned out to be for that poor family.

32 comments:

ollie1976 said...

great finish
-jen

Barbara said...

Sad day for the family. Yes, you're right, life IS fragile.

Lovely finish of the PS Turkey! Nice colours then again every PS chart has nice colours ;)

Chase the moths away...that's funny!! :D

Chris said...

Your turkey turned out gorgeous. I'm sorry your holiday was sad though.

Carol said...

Beautiful finish! Happy Thanksgiving, and so sorry about the sadness too. I cannot believe my bday gift for you STILL has not arrived, and I sent it early!

Barbara said...

Oh, I am so sad for the loss of this family. I hope everyone will be able to pull together and give each other comfort.

Carla said...

I'm so sorry about that family's loss.
Congratulations for your Thanksgiving finish!

Yuko said...

Wow, it's absolutely beautiful!!
Congratulations on your finish!
I love those autumn colour very much!

Vonna said...

Oh my heaven's what a terrible tragedy. I will say a prayer for the boy's family. How sad.

Your finish is stunning and one that I'd like to do one day :)
I bet Thanksgiving was a bit odd with HOT! weather...we're supposed to be getting a cold front! I hope that it gets here soon because I'm TIRED of sweating!!!!

Beatrice said...

How tragic for the boy's family and you as well!
Your Thanksgiving piece it just gorgeous!!!
I agree the weather was weird.

Michele said...

how very sad ..life is definately too fragile and quick .. my prayers for the young man's family and friends.

ohhh I have to get the turkey design now! you enabler you! He's beautiful!

Redwitch said...

Sorry to hear about the tragic accident, life is precious isn't it.

Your PS turkey is lovely :)

Jaimie said...

I am very sorry that your Thanksgiving turned out to be a tragedy. You are right, life is so fragile and anything can happen. I do want to tell you that your finish is beautiful, though. O love that turkey.

Lynn said...

How tragic for that boy and his family! We can all count our many blessings when faced with something like this.
Your turkey turned out splendidly!
I was watching the weather and saw how hot it was west of Kingston. We only saw a high of about 17C.

Cindy said...

Your finish is awesome :) It has been unseasonably hot here as well.

Sorry to hear about the tragic event that touched the weekend.

Kendra said...

Mr. Turkey looks great! Although I can't imagine having Thanksgiving when it's so hot!

So sad about Nick's friend. How very tragic. :-(

Kathy A. said...

Wendy, I am so sorry that your weekend was saddened by the loss of a friend. With my sister's tragedy, it is sure making me realize how fragile life is. My prayers and with you and that young man's family. Your turkey is just the sweetest.

Sherry said...

How sad about Nick's friend.

What a beautiful finish! I totally love this. I wish we could get some good rain!

Pam said...

Oh Wendy I covet your Turkey! LOL He turned out fabulous and darn it, your making me want to pull out mine and make one.

So sorry to hear about your sad news, I can not even fathom how devastating that would be {{hugs}}

BeckySC said...

I love it, Wendy :) WOW!

Karen said...

I love your turkey! Congrats on finishing it off. :)

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of a friend. Life certainly is fragile.

Tanya said...

Wow - those leaves are heaps of stitching. Glad you finished this one in time :)

Tanya

Annemarie said...

My goodness, what an awful thing to happen. Poor soul.

Your Thanksgiving Turkey is stunning! I love the fabric you used, too.

Stephanie said...

I love your turnek finish - it's gorgeous. I was very sorry to hear about the awful tragedy - and at a family time like Thanksgiving. Life is indeed a delicate thing.

Mindi said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of a friend.

The turkey looks wonderful!

Lauren said...

The turkey is wonderful!

What an awful tragedy, too.

Nancy said...

Wendy your turkey is gorgeous! These are always so much prettier than the photos on the leaflets make them out to be.

Glenna said...

Love the Thanksgiving turkey! So sad for the poor family...

Von said...

My heart goes out to this poor family and all who were close to the boy.

HTT is so perfect for this time of year. Congrats on such a great finish! :D

Becky K in OK said...

He's gorgeous. Love the colors.

Susan said...

Sorry to hear about the sadness on your holiday-makes you count your blessings.

Your finish is lovely-how long did it take to finish?

Michelle said...

Oh I love your turkey - it's fabulous!

Lili said...

Your turkey is a stunning achievement, Well done, Wendy!
I'm so sorry to read what you've all been through with this poor boy who drowned. Poor porr family... And it's such a sad experience for Nick to live.
I hope this will not weigh on his mind for too long and painfully.
Lots of hugs,
Lili