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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

{ meet my new 'baby'....}

All I can do is stand there and stare...
His beauty is mesmerizing to me.

Peter cam home with him last night~
He is approx. 5 years young
(Peacocks live for a very long time)

His regal tail feathers are almost 5 feet long!
and he is sweet & gentle...

I will be spoiling this living masterpiece rotten!!!

We've yet to name him...
any suggestions?

I do know that I will be immortalizing him
in a sampler...
what better way to be remembered
...than to be stitched with needle & thread?


the morning is already showing signs of a gorgeous day~
after morning errands and some cleaning of the farmhouse,
you will find me in my shop-garden...
pulling 'volunteers' and talking sweetly to the herbs...
then I will begin stitching on a new sampler that I designed last week,


"A Plump Wife"

new NP patterns WILL be posted too!

Hoping that you will enjoy your day,
revel in the beauty of Nature
...and every living thing....

Blessings from the Farm,


JOLENE said...

Oooohhhhh!!!! He is amazing, I LOVE peacocks, they are so elegant. Not sure about a name....I will ponder on that one and get back with ya!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Congrats on your new baby Lori. As for a name, my first thought was *Baron* (he who possesses great power or influence). Why? Because he's a peacock:)

Your Plump Wife sounds intriguing, I'm always a huge fan of more plumpness:)


Jeanne said...

Wow, he is absolutely beautiful...I love the color of his feathers. You're so lucky!! Can't wait to see your new patterns.

Nancy said...

He is absolutely gorgeous! I can't think of a name, but he certainly deserves something special.

Can't wait to see Plump Wife.

Lori Ann C. said...


You like tea yes? It's soothing like his colors yes?

Pekoe Peacock :-)

He is beautiful!

Lori Ann

Sherry said...

Oh he is awesome! How about naming him Isley (because the Isley Brothers sang Shake A Tail Feather LOL). Just kidding but everytime I see a peacock I think of that song! I can't wait to see A Plump Wife and your upcoming sampler with your new beauty!

janeu729 said...

Now we have another reason to visit you!!! He is gorgeous! I love the sounds peacocks make.
My name suggestion is "Prince Plume".

Cinlyn said...

He is beautiful!

janeu729 said...

Steve's suggestion is "Rajah" because the throne of India was the "Peacock Throne".

rusluvsme said...

Oh wow, now that's a pet bird!! LOL I have to show my husband, he thinks I'm nuts with 4 little birds! He's beautiful, congratulations!

Catherine said...

Beautiful bird! I couldn't think of a name, so I called in my littlest man (he turned 6 yesterday). Now keep in mind that everything he names seems to end in "y" - so he chose "Spotty". Why? Because he has spots all over him mama!

Kelly said...

Your new baby is beautiful. I would love to see a picture of his tail feathers up. They look so pretty when they are down and I would like to see them in all their glory. Thanks for sharing.

primitivebettys said...

Hi is beautiful! When I was little, we had a neighbor that had peacocks. I just LOVED them & like you, have always been mesmerized with their beauty.

VickieV said...

Wow! He's a real beauty! If I can think of a good name, I'll let you know. Look forward to seeing the new sampler.

moosecraft said...

Wowie! He really is a beauty! You have some wonderful suggestions for names... howabout "Roy" (short for royal)... Roy says "I'm proud, but still grounded"... ;-) I'm already thinking I'm going to love the "plump wife" sampler! LOL!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

He is beautiful . . enjoy your new pet.

Barbara said...

He is beautiful. Peacocks remind me of the birth/infancy of my first child - we lived one street over from a children's petting farm that had peacocks and it seemed I heard their call day and night. It was very comforting.

Love the title of your newest release!!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Now he's one awesome fella! What a great pet he will be.

Genny said...

Wow, your peacock is beautiful. I can't wait to see how you memorialize him in stitchery. How about Picasso?

Diva Kreszl said...

he is just so beautiful...how lucky you are!

Robin said...

He is beautiful Lori, spoil him rotten...that's what they are for!Can't wait to see him... and everyone else! Talk later xxoo
P.S. Your name will be very fitting!


His Majesty....because I think he will rule the barnyard very soon. What a wonderful Easter gift - Peter is truly a "keeper"...Judy

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

How cool. I never knew anyone that had a pet peacock. How about Picasso for a name? Have fun and enjoy your new friend.

patijane said...

What a beautiful bird! His colors are magnificent.

Kathy Barrick - CHS & Mo Jewelry said...

Wow Lori!!! He's gorgeous and I know you'll love having him! What a great addition to your farm! I keep thinking Ruthin cause Ruthin Castle in Wales has Peacocks. Then again, Ruthin is kind of a girly name for a boy...anyway, he reminds me of jewels and gemstones!

Myriam said...

Wouah! So nice!!!!

connie said...

Love your peacock he is a beauty or maybe I should say handsome..Can't wait to see your new sampler..

James said...

I am soooooo impressed! Your talent is amazing!
Keep up the creative work.


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