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Thursday, 31 January 2013

A Question Answered by Marsha

Gabi is stitching a Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion and asked:-


Above each chart page it says: PEPE by the Scarlet Letter. I might have a terrible blonde moment here, but I can't figure out what PEPE means.  Not that I'm overly curious or anything. Of course not. (insert innocent smile here) BUT....I  really really do want to know.


There is an endearing story behind this sampler:-


Pepe was the name of my much beloved yellow-naped amazon parrot who died suddenly from an aneurysm.  I decided to dedicate the design to his memory.  He was an amazing bird, could sing snippets of opera, speak phrases in several languages (mostly naughty), he laughed just like me, and was constantly entertaining.

Marsha.

17 comments:

Nicola said...

What a wonderful way to remember a beloved pet

Dona said...

What a beautiful tribute to the bird you loved!

Fiona said...

What a lovely tribute to a cherished pet.

Krista said...

What a beautiful story. It is amazing how our pets touch our lives.

Lanie said...

Love this story!

Elizabeth said...

It is so nice to know that the memory of your beloved Pepe lives on in such a lovely way.

Margaret said...

Oh that is so cool! I'm glad I'm planning to stitch this one at some point.

Brenda in WI said...

Marsha, that is so sweet. I love that Pepe could sing snippets of opera. That is so cool. What a wonderful pet he was. Sorry he is gone.

Brenda in WI said...

P.S. Was he the bird that was in your workshop in the room that you checked out orders and received monies and the room where all the kits were? I remember him now. He really did talk alot if I remember. Neat bird.

Vera said...

What a great story and tribute Marsha. I think I remember him too, when I visited you many, many moons ago. I am so enjoying stitching PLL -- thanks for such a great chart!

Angie Burrett said...

Marsha, that is such a touching story - your Pepe will be in every PPL sampler!

HollyXSing said...

Marsha, this is good to know...I was trying to figure that out! Mystery, solved;)

Happy Stitches,

-Holly in VA

C Street Samplerworks said...

I'm sorry to hear that Pepe is no longer with you Marsha. I remember him from my visit to your open house in 1998. If there hadn't been so many other wonderful attractions, I'd have been happy to stand by his cage and be entertained by him all day. He was a delightfully rowdy fellow!

Peace & Love,
Fran

Marsha said...

Great story.

Gabi said...

Thank you so much Marsha for your answer. What a beautiful bittersweet story. I will think of Pepe when stitching this sampler. As sad as it is that Pepe is no longer there to keep you company, I like it that the parrot on the design has his name. :)

Sandra Ball said...

I remember Pepe!! You also had a cockatoo didn't you? I remember them being models in your supplements. We, at one time, owned several parrots and a cockatoo. Our macaw died suddenly if a stroke about five years ago. Until you've lived with a parrot you can't imagine how smart they are.

Sandra Ball said...

I remember Pepe!! You also had a cockatoo didn't you? I remember them being models in your supplements. We, at one time, owned several parrots and a cockatoo. Our macaw died suddenly if a stroke about five years ago. Until you've lived with a parrot you can't imagine how smart they are.