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Thread: I guess he's here to stay (after a little straightening up)

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    Senior Member Jo Belmont's Avatar
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    ODE TO TOMAS

    There once was a bird named Tomas
    “Say ‘Toh MAHS’ “ said his owner where his home was
    He laid for years in a drawer
    All potential, nothing more
    As his owner sewed all other things gorgeous.

    Tomas was a great fabric panel
    A beautiful turkey, not a pig, not a camel
    He needed only fine stitching
    To transform to bewitching
    And grace each year’s holiday table.

    But wait! Could it be? Yes it is! Turkey glee!
    She’s surveying his parts for assembly.
    Beautiful threads she’ll apply
    Layers of batting so high
    The plumpest of birds done so nimbly.

    Gold and red, orange and brown
    Every feather, all around
    He’s got goose pimples, he’s so excited
    Puffy, shiny and contoured, he’ll be a hit, that’s for sure
    We’ll call him “SIR” Tomas, as though he were knighted.

    There, he’s sewn inside out. Now let’s turn him about
    To ready him for a fine stuffing.
    What’s this? Where’s his head?
    It’s in there, instead
    Stuck in that batting you used, and the tufting.

    Get the pliers! Push! Pull!
    Poke and prod. It won’t budge.
    Who’da thunk we could have such a muddle?
    The gold stilleto? It broke. That’s not much of a joke.
    Wait! I think I’ve got hold of his wattle.

    Here’s his head. He’s intact.
    Needs repair though. That’s a fact.
    But his beak, beyond mending, makes her grumble.
    She was doing so well, then her confidence fell
    This event surely will keep her humble.

    “To the trash heap!,” she says.
    “No,” the Bearded One counters.
    “Repair him and he’ll pass inspection.”
    So Tomas joins the family, with his faulty assembly.
    As the rest of us, with much imperfection.

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    What a special Tomas! Great story! :lol:

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    Lovely rhyming, just tuck in the edges on that beak, and put in a few hand stitches, and he will be good as new, and ready to hold his head up on Thanksgiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo Belmont
    ODE TO TOMAS

    There once was a bird named Tomas
    “Say ‘Toh MAHS’ “ said his owner where his home was
    He laid for years in a drawer
    All potential, nothing more
    As his owner sewed all other things gorgeous.

    Tomas was a great fabric panel
    A beautiful turkey, not a pig, not a camel
    He needed only fine stitching
    To transform to bewitching
    And grace each year’s holiday table.

    But wait! Could it be? Yes it is! Turkey glee!
    She’s surveying his parts for assembly.
    Beautiful threads she’ll apply
    Layers of batting so high
    The plumpest of birds done so nimbly.

    Gold and red, orange and brown
    Every feather, all around
    He’s got goose pimples, he’s so excited
    Puffy, shiny and contoured, he’ll be a hit, that’s for sure
    We’ll call him “SIR” Tomas, as though he were knighted.

    There, he’s sewn inside out. Now let’s turn him about
    To ready him for a fine stuffing.
    What’s this? Where’s his head?
    It’s in there, instead
    Stuck in that batting you used, and the tufting.

    Get the pliers! Push! Pull!
    Poke and prod. It won’t budge.
    Who’da thunk we could have such a muddle?
    The gold stilleto? It broke. That’s not much of a joke.
    Wait! I think I’ve got hold of his wattle.

    Here’s his head. He’s intact.
    Needs repair though. That’s a fact.
    But his beak, beyond mending, makes her grumble.
    She was doing so well, then her confidence fell
    This event surely will keep her humble.

    “To the trash heap!,” she says.
    “No,” the Bearded One counters.
    “Repair him and he’ll pass inspection.”
    So Tomas joins the family, with his faulty assembly.
    As the rest of us, with much imperfection.
    How Cute :!: :lol: I have some fabric panels; never thought of putting fancy stitches on them...Hmmmmm....another idea.....

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    :D :D

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    What a cute poem and a wonderful turkey.

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