Monday, September 15, 2014

Turkeys and Cloth

Comfort is a Circle
We give to others, they in return give to us
The cycle of caring.

I added this circle by merely outlining a circle in the dye pattern.
It's already changed a bit, but i don't have a picture yet.

I also added some of the special green velvet  that you saw on this post, stitched into a pale desert cloth.

I am not sure how I like the look of it here and I was actually going to do another shorter row beneath this one.  But, I'm going to leave it here for a while because I really want the soft feel of it on this cloth.

(As always, click on photos to enlarge)
The dye patterns are different on each side!

I had planned on adding (weaving) some bits of color/texture with this.
We'll see.

Something I have been seeing is more wild turkeys!
It turns out they are everywhere, close by in my neighborhood this summer.
I'm not sure if it is the same ones or if there are just lots...
but they're here and very comfortable!

Driving home one night, I see them at the house on the corner of my street.
All I could think of was:
Oh, their poor paint job on the roof of the car! -and-
I wonder if they sound loud in the house as they walk up the roof?

Do you see the one in the tree?
The next night the guy and I walked up to see them and spoke with the homeowner...
who is not at all charmed by them.
It turns out they've been roosting in the oak in his back yard and have made such a mess with their droppings, that he can't let his 2 year old go back there to play.

I felt bad for him, as he moved into the house not too long ago 
and I bet he wasn't bargaining for this!
Who would have thought to ask their realtor about the wild animals of the neighborhood!

Somehow seeing them against the neatly trimmed lawn speaks volumes to me.  They seem so dinosaur-like and out of place.  
The guy tried his turkey whispering skills, but this is about as close as they got.
I stood back, as in years passed I've had the males puff up and spread their tail feathers heading towards me to protect their females.
I don't want to be the victim in that 'funniest video'!!!

We left a few minutes later when another neighbor (also clearly not enchanted) came out and began yelling at them, herding them down the street.  
Well, maybe it was more like chasing them!

*End Note: Before my internet connection mishap...someone very generously offered to dye one of these cloth diapers in their indigo vat...for the life of me, I can't remember who it was or find the email.  If it was you and your offer stands...please let me know.
Thank you in advance!
Thanks for stopping by the trail.
Have a great week!

Photos by Nancy A. Erisman ©2014