Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

To all my Smocking and sewing friends I want to wish y'all a Happy Thanksgiving.

I really appreciate all the prayers for my mother. Thank You.

Want to see something neat?

I was looking out my sewing room window and saw this guy walking across my back yard. It is a Wild Turkey! And you thought it only came in a bottle. :-)

I need to call him Lucky! He was able to walk across the yard without my 2 dogs, 3 cats or my husband seeing him. :-)

He was with a flock of about 12 others. He was the only one who walked across the yard. The others stayed in the field.

Here is a close up.

I felt like running outside and wave my arms yelling "Fly away, fly away. It almost Thanksgiving!"

Trivial pursuit answers.........Wild Turkeys can fly. Domestic Turkeys can't.

This year I am thankful for several things......
I am thankful that no one in my family is in a war zone for the first time in 4 years.

I am thankful for my family and friends.
And I am eternally grateful to all of y'all for reading my ramblings on this blog and loving my designs.

Once Again, I wish you all A Happy Thanksgiving.~Janet


  1. That was either one brave, or one dumb, turkey! So glad he escaped unnoticed -- except by you and your camera. My grandmother Bessie lived near an area with lots of wild turkeys. We would often watch the turkeys fly into the trees to roost at night, as the deer and other creatures began to come out to feed. Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Lucky is a great name for that turkey. Where my daughters live in the NE they see flocks of turkeys very often. I've never seen one here in E TN. There was a family of turkeys near one of my daughters that crossed the road quite frequently. The gander would stand in the middle of the road till the others would get across. If a car came he just fussed and fussed!!!

  3. Uh, I got to thinking about my comment and realized that a male turkey is probably not called a gander. That would be a goose.

  4. Julie, A male turkey is a Tom. A female is a Hen.