Happy New Year!

A quick post to wish you all a Happy New Year and kick-off the blog in 2016 after the long break.

The second half of 2015 was brim full of family happenings – some wonderful, some very sad and some super challenging. Just life really. Cross fingers as things are starting to settle down and I’m hoping to have some more ‘me’ time.

Do you like owls? I love them and am always really excited and happy when we see one on our walks. For this post I’m sharing two stitched owls. The design is from the book Mollie Makes Embroidery and the designer is Michelle Galletta of Kiriki Press. The autumn colours give the design a strong graphic effect:

Autumn Owl

and here’s the baby version

Baby Owl

This is an easy beginners project as the basic stitches are straightforward – straight, chain, buttonhole, fly & satin stitches. I’m having a hard time deciding whether to finish them as softies or use them as decoration on pouches. What do you think?

Ciao Carmen