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Kammie’s Oddball Challenge: Beware of Turkey


I visited a garden nursery a few weeks ago, and I was startled to see this sign:


Okay. It wasn’t until a while later that I saw this darling. I socially distanced him. (Her?)

Turkey sign

I’d Rather be Dancing Turkish Folk Dances


The Turks love to dance, and they have beautiful music to dance to. Here are some Turkish folk dances that we do with the Phoenix International Folk Dancers.

I used to teach Ali Paşa to my fifth graders:

Kirmizi Biber (means hot pepper):

Kendime (kids hear “Candy Man”):


Turkish hora, a variation on the Israeli hora:

Turkish Kiss actually originated in Israel:

There are other Turkish dances that we do at PIFD, but I couldn’t find good quality videos of them; but here are some other Turkish dances that I’ve never done.


I feel like our group has done a dance by the name of Şemmamê, but I don’t remember these steps. Apparently there are multiple variations. This is a Kurdish dance:

Arabim Fellahi (My Arabic Farmer) features stomping and a little shoulder shimmy:

Bariş Halay has some interesting jump bounces and knee circles:

Guest Post: Upcycled Meat?!?

Guest Post: Upcycled Meat?!?

Thank you to Donna of My OBT, who curated these wonderful leftover-turkey recipes for us.


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Guest Post: Turkey Tutorial


Just in time to make for Thanksgiving! See the finished product here. Thank you, Doreen, for this fabulous guest post and quilt project! Check out Doreen’s blog, Treadlemusic. She’s a free-motion quilting master.


I did find the directions for our feathered friend. I made this little piece 20+ years ago and am amazed I could come up with the pattern, since I can’t find things that I’ve just put away!!!!! It’s 2 pages and a tad putsy…not hard.  Turkey Pattern 1Turkey Pattern 2 I hope this is a “thumbs up” project for y’all but if there’s questions….I’m here for ya!!!!

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Wordless Wednesday: Happy Thanksgiving, You Big Turkey

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Thanksgiving, You Big Turkey


by Andrea R Huelsenbeck