I remember the emu- just took another look. As soon as I saw Bill and the llama I grabbed my camera and snapped but missed the KISS. And no the llama is not still with us in this village where we live(small lot). Thanks for the specially approving message.
Your digital sketch process worked nicely to produce this Shirley (I always love to read about process in notes) - and what a great story! I hope the llama wasn't too upset when its newest family member left... or is it still there with your DH? (I saw a similar thing happen with my husband and an emu - also raised since childhood by humans - hence this pic: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/864458 although lacking the husband part!)
Such a pretty leaf, and it makes such a pretty design with the light orange background... I can see why you rescued it from the road to explore its potential Shirley! Lots of interesting pieces in this collection!