Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Split Stitched Owl

 I had started this owl a few months ago and was glad to get back and finish it.  It's worked on a piece of silk paper I had made last year and stitched mainly with straight and split stitches.
 A closer view and I have no idea why I stitched it so close to the edge!  Next time I'll hopefully think a bit more about what I'm doing.
We went kayaking a couple of weeks ago with our cameras and lunch to the marsh end of Buffalo Pound Lake.
 What a thrill it was to not only see Great Blue Herons but that we could get so close to take pictures.  They were so intent on catching minnows in the weeds that they didn't even notice us.
 So majestic and a wonder to watch and take photos of.
We saw a lot of other shore birds that day and here are a few beautiful and stately American Avocets. Thank you for stopping by :D

33 comments:

  1. what a lovely piece of embroidery!

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  2. such a beautiful work of art! I think there is still enough edge there to frame it, its lovely, you could always lay it on another piece of paper to frame it, its really lovely, the shape of the background is beautiful and the owl is perfect!Th e photos of the herons are beautiful, they are so elegant

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  3. Aww sweet embroidery..
    I love it.
    Hugs x

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  4. Wow! The owl is breathtaking!
    Such a nice texture, you did a great job.
    Beautiful photos of the herons.
    Greetings marle

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  5. What a great looking owl! The photos of the Herons...that is my favorite bird...when ever I see one fly over, I think of it as my little blessing. Thanks for sharing!
    xo,
    Deb

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  6. Very beautiful owl - they're one of my favourite birds. I'm amazed that you were able to get that close to the herons...wonderful pictures!

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  7. The owl is so beautiful The stitches really look like an owl's feathers. I love the shots of the herons, you're lucky you were able to get so close to them.

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  8. the owl is lovely - such a one of a kind feathered owl with those lovely stitches and on silk too :) and your landscape and bird photos are wonderful - makes me what to come and visit so much! :)

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  9. Such a beautiful Owl you have stitched. I am amazed that this handmade paper took all the stitching and so close to the edge. How peaceful your lake day must have been. We have a beautiful blue Heron that visits our pond from time to time. They are amazing. Nature is amazing. Blissful dear...

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  10. Hey, I love your owl - and how fascinating that it's on silk paper you made yourself. I can't believe the shots you got of the herons. Very, very cool!

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  11. Hey, I love your owl - and how fascinating that it's on silk paper you made yourself. I can't believe the shots you got of the herons. Very, very cool!

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  12. Cute little owl. Lovely Heron pictures.

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  13. Love that owl. You got lucky with some great shots of the heron.

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  14. such immaculate stitching Jenny, your owl is beautifully done.
    Good shots of the heron

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  15. I love owls. You are surrounded by birds.

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  16. Love your incredible stitching in the owl! The blue heron is pretty amazing too!

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  17. I haven't visited your blog in awhile (I don't know why) so had to read back a few posts! The big question is -- now how do you attach the owl to something? or do you have any other plan to mount or frame or incorporate it into something?

    I love the doilys that you got from russia! and the atc too!

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  18. Amazing owl ! Beautiful pictures !
    Hug
    Anna

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  19. Your owl stitchery is absolutely stunning and beautiful. Love it. I also love your wildlife photos.. Hugs Judy

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  20. Your stitched owl is just wonderful!

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  21. Oh, that owl is so charming! I like your heron spotting, too.

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  22. The owl is fantastic - and split stitch isn't the easiest to execute. Great photo of heron - again, birds are not the easiest subject. Would make a good embroidery!

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  23. Now this turned out so neat with the split stitch!!! Perfect for an owl! Brilliant!!!

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  24. Lovely owl. You are very talented.

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  25. I love this little guy! Great stitch choices. What is the thread you used?

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  26. I am so curious Poppy (!) how many hours does something like this take to stitch?
    It is so labor intensive and beautiful.

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  27. Sooo beautiful Penny! I love that owl and that's really cool you stitched it on silk paper! Love the photos too! Looks like you had a great summer exploring! Hugs!

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  28. Your owl is pretty.It must have taken you many hours.

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  29. I seriously cant believe how good that Owl is!!!! Your incredible!! <3 And I LOVE those Herons :)

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  30. WOW! Amazing owl AND heron! Beautiful!

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  31. Wow - I'm peeking through all your recent posts... Incredible work! My apologies for not blog hopping like I should. Beautiful photos. What a lot of stitching you do! I love every bird you've made!! : ) You are so creative.

    : )
    made my day, glad I popped in!

    ~Monika in Saskatoon

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