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Just a Little Gift...

When my daughter asked for help with her 
Autumn decorating, I immediately thought of 
this little guy I had found on Pinterest.

Source: via Geneva on Pinterest

It's Just a Little Gift...
 I hadn't embroidered in MANY years
but this pattern seemed simple enough.
(Well... it turned out to be harder than I thought)
Ergo...Mine is simplified. I have a lot to learn!
She's excited about it though
and that's all that matters right now...  


I secured the "art" to a piece of foam core 
with stainless steel straight pins.
Easy! Peasy!
The frame is pine
that has been painted black
and distressed for added character.

I'm not discouraged... I'll try again! 
In the mean time, 
I need to find a better way 
to transfer patterns to fabric...
and I need to practice some of 
my stitches.

You should download Andrea's pattern
and try this for yourself.



  1. You are very clever! I just love it that we can find so many amazing things to inspire us on Pinterest!

    Thanks so much for joining in with my Pinning & Singing Party. I hope you don't mind if I link up this post again to this weekend's party as I am not sure if many pinners would have seen this post and it's too good to miss out on!

    Best wishes and happy pinning!

  2. He's cute! I've been thinking about getting my embroidery things out. Your owl is an inspiration to do just that.

    For transfers I use an embroidery pencil from the notions dept. at Wal-Mart or JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby. The pencil marks erase after washing.

  3. Don't you just love Pinterest? Gracious, such an idea factory! You did a beautiful job embroidering the cute little owl. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I appreciate your visit! By the way, I LOVE your name! Jen @

  4. Hello,
    I visited your blog today - I saw you on 'Ivy and Elephants.' Your photos are so lovely, and everything on here is BIG! I love all your quotes. The owl embroidery is so cute. It reminds me of my daughter who is working on her Ph.D. right now. I see that you are interested in Photography. Me and my daughters also love Photography. We started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your photos are wonderful, and I am leaving here today with a smile. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  5. Geneva,
    Thank you for following Red Rose Alley. I came back to follow you too, but I didn't see a link to follow. Could you let me know. I want to come back and visit with you, as your blog is so pretty and filled with peace. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  6. That little owl reminds me of a similar needlepoint I made for my mom when I ws in about the 6th grade. It had two blue birds on it, but it was a very simple stitch that counted on the bold line of color to make a statement on the linen. She still has it. I love that you used the orange! It seems to be such an appropriate color for an owl. I just signed on as a follower! You have a great weekend. andrea@townandprairie

  7. Ooooops....the link just came up. I am following you now.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  8. This little owl is so cute! I'm sure your daughter is thrilled. What a great tip for securing the piece to the foam core!

  9. I just love the name of your blog!
    The owl is gorgeous you did a great job! I know your daughter would be pleased. Thank you for the lovely compliment.
    Hugs Rosemary...


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