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Can we stop our leopard going to Canada?

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Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:05 pm Unread post
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What a beautiful piece!!!

Would Sharifa consider leaving some of the future pieces un-framed? I would love to be able to get in on this, but the chances of it arriving in Canada in one piece are probably slim to none, regardless of whether it is via the postal service, or my luggage. If it were unframed, it would be easier to ship, or maybe a pick-up could be arranged. I'm betting that other over-seas visitors would be interested too. It would be an absolutely priceless keepsake. Souvenir doesn't do it justice.

Just a thought. :whistle:



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Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:05 pm Unread post
Timbits wrote
What a beautiful piece!!!

Would Sharifa consider leaving some of the future pieces un-framed? I would love to be able to get in on this, but the chances of it arriving in Canada in one piece are probably slim to none, regardless of whether it is via the postal service, or my luggage. If it were unframed, it would be easier to ship, or maybe a pick-up could be arranged. I'm betting that other over-seas visitors would be interested too. It would be an absolutely priceless keepsake. Souvenir doesn't do it justice.

Just a thought. :whistle:


Hi Timbits :yaya:

I am busy working on the one below for an Argentinian - unframed.

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Are you interested in an animal or bird. The next three are all framed already but we can make a plan if you say what you interested in. I also do clocks - see here


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Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:54 am Unread post
WOW!!!! :big_eyes: :big_eyes: That is gorgeous. I completely missed the clock when it was posted. :slap: What an beautiful and unique piece. I am so jealous of your talent. I used to do intarsia, but the way I did it was very dirty. Lots of very fine wood dust everywhere, so I gave up before I got good at it. Any "mistakes" ended up in the fireplace. No fuss, no waste :lol:

I am a cat person. Your recent leopard sightings in KTP made me so envious. Would you be interested in doing a leopard? Do you create your own designs/patterns?

Thanks a million for considering this. :gflower:

Timbits - aka Anita


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Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:45 pm Unread post
Timbits wrote
I am a cat person. Your recent leopard sightings in KTP made me so envious. Would you be interested in doing a leopard? Do you create your own designs/patterns?

Thanks a million for considering this. :gflower:

Timbits - aka Anita


I love working my own photos as they are personal and I feel I can relate to the subject.
You are in luck as I am busy with a leopard that we saw in Kruger, at the Biyamiti Weir. If you want to start a bid for it we can take it from there.

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I'm with Timbits. :mrgreen:

And the Argentinian work... Can we get something like that as well...
Beautiful!!! 8)


I will be working another one like that Lionspoon, so you are in luck too :thumbs_up: If you put an offer for it, it can go in the queue.

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I'm a bird person, so I'm going to bid on the birds coming up to raise funds for the webcams I enjoy so much, like I said, one woun't be enough for me!


I llove working birds Super Mongoose - watch this space. :wink:


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Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:17 pm Unread post
Oh my, that leopard is BEAUTIFUL :clap: :clap: :clap:

I will start with a bid of R 1000 for the unframed leopard. :)


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Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:23 am Unread post
What is the closing date for the bids?


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Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:44 am Unread post
Hi Timbits

The egret with chicks is due to close end of February.

The leopard that you see here I am still busy working on it. It will be ready by end of May :pray:

I will start the Lady after the leopard is finished so it will be available end of August.

In the meantime I will have another completed picture up for auction in March. :thumbs_up:

Although that one is also framed :(


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Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:58 pm Unread post
Sharifa,
IF no one outbids me and the leopard is mine :pray: , an early September completion date works for me. The logistics of picking it up are going to be a bit of a challenge. We are not spending any time in Joburg. I checked out the cost of a courier to Canada and it is prohibitive. :big_eyes:

That leaves me with 2 choices - have it shipped to a willing 'mite in Cape Town and picking it up there, or waiting until September/October 2014, and picking it up in person.

Either way, it's not the end of the world. It will add to the aura of the leopard.

:think: I wonder what the process is for importing a leopard :whistle:


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Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:44 pm Unread post
Hi Timbits - congratulations! The leopard is yours :clap: :clap:

Please PM me for payment details.

I am in CT, so maybe can help in some way getting the pic here for you.


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Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:56 am Unread post
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Have started the passport application process.

DinkyBird - pm on it's way.


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Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:43 pm Unread post
By prior arrangement between Sharifa and KG, we were to pick up the leopard in Twee Rivieren.

We met up with KG on our second evening at Twee Rivieren. He had a rather busy evening, so it was a quick visit. The leopard was even better than I had expected. It was also a little too big to fit into carry-on luggage. :hmz:

The next day, we went to the shop to see if we could get anything that could be used as packing material. 5 beer flats and half a roll of masking tape and the problem was resolved. Now the leopard was well padded, and relatively dust-proof, which was major concern, since we were at the beginning of our visit.

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The leopard was perched on top of all of our “stuff” as we visited Urikaruus, Nossob and Mata Mata. The next obstacle was getting it on the small plane from Upington to Cape Town. The airline crew wanted to stuff it in a closet but I was having none of that. It just barely fit in the overhead compartment. When another passenger went to open the compartment to stow their luggage, I almost :sniper: and told them it was already full. Phew! First obstacle overcome.

It was x-rayed at each airport (Cape Town, Johannesburg and New York), and thankfully, I never had to remove the wrapping until it was back home in Toronto.

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Here is what it looks like framed.

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This shot is a bit blurry because of the glass, but it gives you an idea of the amazing detail. There is even a bit of sparkle in the eyes. Beautiful!!!

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I am thrilled with my leopard. :dance: :dance: :dance:

Thank you Sharifa!!! :gflower:


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Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:56 am Unread post
Really amazing to see the detail of the stitches and how they create the final effect!


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Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:05 am Unread post
Sharifa you are one very talented lady . lovely leopard


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Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:58 pm Unread post
Awesome, Sharifa and Timbits :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:18 am Unread post
Absolutely fantastic! I hope Sharifa still reads here so that she will know you have received this wonderful piece of art! She really is very talented and her embroidery is outstanding! So glad you got it Timbits! :clap: :clap:
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