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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Saturday, 2 November 2013

Introducing Lionel

Hello Fellow Stitchers!


Yikes it has been ages since I last posted.  This Fall has not been the most pleasant…and certainly not the way I expected it to be.  My Dad, who was 93 and in great health, began to decline in early September and then passed away on October 2nd.  I did not work, I did not stitch, I did not eat…I did nothing but run to the hospital.  And, so many of you have been through this time of “ordeal” (my Dad’s word), you know the physical, mental and emotional tiredness that consumes you.  I did not pick up a needle for such a long time.


While this was going on, our son also return from Korea (YAY!!) and we moved him back out to Pittsburgh.


So, it has been crazy/busy.  But I recently started stitching again, and let me introduce Lionel…the 3rd character in “The Parrot, the Leopard and the Lion.”  Isn’t he gorgeous?


My word, that is a lot of filling…but also the perfect thing to stitch when you can’t really concentrate.  Lionel joins Petunia (the parrot) and Lenora (the leopard).  There is still one character to go…but not my most favorite of animals for sure…he/she may be the last thing to be stitched on this piece.


Here is an overall shot of where things stand (sorry for the ripple in the upper left…it was early, early this a.m. when I took the photo.


I hope to fill in some more this weekend, though we are still busy sorting through my Dad’s papers, belongings, etc.  My husband and I hope to get out tomorrow for a long, long hike.  Just for something different.


And work!  So busy, busy, busy.  Happy to say that I leave for Marco Island, FL on 11/11 for a meeting that week…and yes, a massage (greatly needed) has already been booked for Wednesday afternoon that week. 


Here’s hoping I’ll be back with an update a little sooner next time.  I still have lots of blog reading to catch up on.  I’ve read some, but have not commented.  I’ll get back to that eventually.


Krista said...

Vera, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. Lionel looks so regal I am glad that you found some comfort in your stitching. Enjoy your time in Florida. Take care of you.

Jenny said...

Vera, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. I am sending hugs and prayers for you and your family as you go through this difficult time. Lionel is amazing. In fact this whole sampler is amazing...you are stitching it beautifully. I hope you have a relaxing time in Florida.

Lanie said...

Vera, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
PPL is a magnificent sampler ... it has so much life ... and your stitching is beautiful!
Be well!

brod'attitude said...

It's not very easy for me to use the right words in this difficult circumtances because I am french but I send you all my love for this terrible time.

Theresa said...

I am so sorry about your loss! What a
difficult time it must be for you.
Prayers for you and the family
to find comfort and strength.

Your stitching looks so lovely.

Sabrina Fechtel said...

I am sorry for your loss :(. My dad was my best friend and he died at 58, it was a long time before I was able to find joy in anything other than family! Your stitching is so beautiful and I am sure you will find comfort in your craft soon as I am sure your dad was proud of your beautiful work.

Bethany said...

So Sorry.... May your stitching be some comfort to you during the time..... I love that you have named your friends.....

Chris said...

Gorgeous progress Vera.
I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad.

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

Beautiful work.

I am sorry for your loss.
Embrace your happy memories.

Nicola said...

Good to see a post Vera and I adore Lionel. Enjoy that massage xxxxx

Cindy L said...

Vera, so sorry for your loss. You were so blessed to have your father so long. I hope your good memories and stitching give you comfort. Love Lionel! Have a wonderful trip to Florida.