I know...hard to believe she hasn't been doing this for twenty years, isn't it? And it tasted even better than it looks! I guess it goes without saying, she is an incredibly good cook! She even brined this bird--something I've never attempted in my nearly 40 years of cooking these big guys. Success (revenge), by the way, was particularly sweet for Shannon. Chased by a wild turkey when she was a little girl, she has naturally been terrified of them ever since. Let's face it: regardless of how good they taste, they're huge and fast and have mean eyes and sharp beaks. Not something you want pursuing you, especially as a kid!
On to the free-motion garrison quilt, currently in one of its embellishment stages. Once again, Marvy fabric markers played a big part, along with a couple of Sharpies. Compare the next two sets of photos to see the difference in the trees, so far. I say 'so far' because quilting is going to add tons of texture; the markers only add shading. And if you don't think this is fun, just try it! You may soon be wishing the marker police were standing over your shoulder, because it's really easy to go overboard while shading with markers (ask me how I know). Every few seconds, I forced myself to stand back and take a hard look before adding more.
'Befores' are on the left, 'afters' on the right:
That's it for now...except, I just remembered a certain fabric I have in my stash. My mischievous side--believe me, I have one--says maybe I should include this in a quilt for Shannon someday... ;)))
...although, she might just throw it onto the fire!...and who could blame her? Which just goes to show, there's more than one way to roast a turkey! :D
Hooking up here with Leah Day's FMQ Friday with and Sarah Craig's Whoop Whoop Friday (it's time for me to make new stockings!) even if I did post two days early. ;) Love these two blogs, and their reader hookups.
Have a great weekend. We're hunkering down here for snow and ice!