Wednesday, November 09, 2011

*NEW* A Bird of Courage Wool Applique Pattern

There is just something about Turkeys that make them fascinating, don't you think?

Ben Franklin wrote, after seeing a new national emblem depicting a poorly-rendered Bald Eagle,
I am on this account, not displeas'd that the Figure is not known as a Bald Eagle, but looks more like a Turk'y. For in Truth the Turk'y is in comparison a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America.... He is, (though a little vain and silly, it is true, but not the worse emblem for that,) a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British Guards, who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on.

I wanted to add a little more to the design, by way of a natural element, so I did some searching and found that the Oak Leaf represents Bravery. Having spent a good portion of my young years in Southern Oregon where wild Turkeys and Oak trees abound, I thought it a very fitting combination.

I hope you enjoy stitching this design as much as I did!

Included in this pattern booklet are full-size, ready to cut out template pieces, a line drawing to help you with piece placement, and some basic instructions.

For now, this pattern will only be available through my etsy shop, or by contacting me directly.

3 comments:

Patti said...

Oh Beth! I absolutely love it! The patterned wool, the braided edging, the acorns & oak leaves - absolute perfection! Enjoy your new turkey! I am off to Etsy to purchase :)
Blessings, Patti

Heather said...

It's wonderful!

Jen said...

He turned out great! Can I put an order in for your next wool applique to be an owl?? Love them, like everybody else... Oh, why did I sell that owl hooked rug years ago??? :) Big sigh...