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Sunday, 1 December 2013

PLL Update - Simon Emerges.....

Hi Everyone,

Happy Thanksgiving...and shopping...I avoided the Black Friday crowds and mostly stayed home.  That resulted in a bit more stitching time.  I finally feel as though the end is in sight!!  Here is an overall shot of where things are as of this morning and a close-up of Simon and a close-up of the flower in the lower right:




Of course, I feel as though the end is in sight, but the entire bottom section is solid stitching.  A few more flowers to add, and of course Simon needs to be filled in with some gorgeous blues...and his forked tongue needs to be added.  I also need to remember to add whiskers to both Lionel and Lenora.

It has been wonderful to have 5 days off and to have help with cooking.  Last night our son made fried chicken which was wonderful and this morning he made a German-style pear pancake.  I'm spoiled!!  He and his girlfriend are driving back to Pittsburgh this afternoon -- wish them safe travels please.  When they drove in on Tuesday night the weather was not good and they ended up hydroplaning and spinning the car twice on the PA Turnpike.  Thankfully no one was hurt (including their two cats who made the trip East with them).  The car was another story...$1,000 at the shop on Friday.  But, again, everyone is safe and that is really all that matters.

One last picture of Tyge who was trying to help with cooking - lol.  He sits/lays like this a lot with his front legs/paws crossed.

Hope everyone has a great week.  Happy stitching!!

14 comments:

Margaret said...

I'm so glad your son and girlfriend arrived safe and sound despite the spinouts. Yikes! So scary! Safe travels to them. DS is going back to college today too. Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving! Love your PLL so much!

Theresa said...

Wow Vera! Your PLL is so beautiful!

how wonderful you have made so much progress!
(and, I did the same thing you did
on Black Friday...stayed home and
did a little stitching!)

Kevin said...

Your PLL is absolutely gorgeous. Thank goodness your son and his GF were not injured. Hope they have a safe trip back home.

Krista said...

Your PLL is AWESOME! I love this pattern the more I see it, looks so much fun! Safe travels to your son! Tyge is so very cute, my Gigi also crosses her legs like that :)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Beautiful stitching - it's good to get to the home straight. Puss cat is so bonnie - lovely markings.

Lanie said...

Oh Vera! PLL continues to be delightful! Love it!!!
Happy that your son and GF made it home safely ... although not their car. Our daughters flew into to Pittsburgh Wednesday morning ... when the snow started, I had visions of them being stuck at school eating turkey sandwiches from the local hoagie shop. But by Wednesday the worst of the snow was over. Hoping your son's travels across PA back to Pittsburgh were uneventful.

Debbie Bauer said...

Your PLL is lovely. Our little dog(Tazz) often sits like this.

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

PPL is coming along beautifully.
Glad the kids are alright. We use to drive to Cleveland, Ohio area every Thanksgiving - miss my sister's pies, but not the PA turnpike...

Cindy L said...

Vera it looks like a finish is in site. I have enjoyed the journey with you...such a beautiful, colorful piece.

Erica near Chicago said...

Absolutely wonderful. Enjoy the last few inches.

Jenny said...

Vera, Your PLL is absolutely stunning! This looks like such a fun stitch. I love the animals and the colors....and a finish is in sight! How exciting is that! Hope your family made it home safely...

Mei said...

Beautiful progress. Safe travels to your family.

Joanne O'H said...

Vera, your PLL is wonderful and so inspiring. I am waiting until the Christmas break to get mine out again . But having seen your photo, I can't wait! I'm really looking forward to your finish photos.

Anne said...

Wonderful progress!! Traveling during bad weather is so scary. I'm glad they are okay and no one hurt.