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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Introducing Lenora!

Good Afternoon Everyone, and hello from HHH Pennsylvania.  Guess we are really in the summer mode now.  Yesterday we had almost 2.5" of rain in 20 minutes!!  And, 12 miles away at my office not a drop.  I've started my 4 day weekend thanks to my office being closed today and tomorrow for the move (across the street to another office complex).  So many things being thrown out and replaced!  I was able to snag two wing back chairs that will look great in my son's & girlfriend's apartment in Pittsburgh -- they will be perfect by the fireplace.

Meanwhile, thanks to having the day off the Leopard is now stitched.  My friend Carol who named the Parrot "Petunia" has also named the Leopard "Lenora."  She is a beauty.  Here is an overall shot of where the sampler is this afternoon as well as a close up of Lenora:


The cream color on Lenora's belly is so close to the color of fabric I am stitching on (same color as Petunia's feet).

Not sure where I will go next on this chart...I may start the ground beneath Lenora as there is SO MUCH of that to stitch...I may go back to the top right and start on the gorgeous, huge red flower, I may go to the right of Lenora and start outlining the lion (whom my husband has already named -- this time the creature will be a male).

Another day off tomorrow is a gift!  I plan to visit my Dad and go for a walk with him (he's 93 and still going to parks to walk, etc.) and then out to lunch.  Hopefully more stitching time and perhaps a nap (I do love to nap).

Hoping everyone is enjoying the summer (or winter depending on your hemisphere) and finding plenty of time to put needle and thread to fabric.

12 comments:

Bethany said...

Looks like Lenora and Petunia are doing quite lovely. Enjoy your time with you dad, Wow 93 and still sounds like he's going strong......

Margaret said...

lol! I love the names! Looking good! Yay for snagging those chairs for DS and girlfriend. Have fun with your dad! Nice to have a 4 day weekend!

woolwoman said...

Love your sampler - it is just so beautiful and has risen near the top of my SL wish list. It's nice that you have a day off with your dad. Enjoy Melody

Lanie said...

Beautiful, Vera! Enjoy your visit with your dad.

Cheri said...

Your sampler is beautiful, I really like the animals on this sampler, and the flowers. Enoy your weekend.

Joanne O'H said...

Vera, your progress is gorgeous. Having now seen your Lenora, I can't wait to get on to my leopard. I will be thrilled if it looks half as lovely as yours. I hope you enjoy your visit with your Dad.

Chris said...

Wow! Vera, this looks amazing. Have a wonderful day today. Sounds like the perfect way to spend it.

Cindy L said...

Vera, so beautiful and looking forward to see who else will be added for Lenora and Petunia. Enjoy your visit with your Dad.

Inguna said...

It is such a wonderful sampler and your stitching is beautiful!

Jenny said...

Lenora is looking beautiful and so happy to be stitched :) Your whole sampler is just lovely. Have a great visit with your Dad.

Faye said...

Enjoy time with dad and then delve into some time with Petunia and Lenora.... This piece is just stunning!!!!!!
Faye ( who just woke up from a power nap....)!

Nicola said...

Well hello Le"o"nora.

It is looking stunning Vera. I hope you had a good time with your Dad, he is doing well being so sctive.