For this block of our mystery sampler we were given free reign to stitch whatever we wanted to. At first I was going to do a snail and even started one on a scrap piece of fabric. It wasn't turning out very well so then I thought an owl would be better. All of his feathers were done using the woven picot stitch around a needle. I added some claws around the stem after I took this picture.
Mystery sampler progress: 5 squares completed, 10 left to go. I'll be putting it aside until after Christmas now :(