Thursday, April 3, 2014

Poppies, worm, bees and owls

 I've been working on one of the pieces I felted last week at our uber fun felting day.  I free motion machine sewed the large leaves and edges and then added the leaves at the bottom.  Those I did by fusing and burning out with the soldering iron a piece of green organza on an old piece of scrap material.  It needed something more
 so I added a little inch worm
 and a couple of bees.  These were made from bullion knots and a piece of gold thread left over from my goldwork lion.  Going to try adding a ladybug too.  I've not tried stitching a lady bug before so we'll see how it turns out.
 Hubby took me out for a birthday supper on Saturday and while driving back along the highway we saw a snowy owl!  Thankfully we both had our cameras with us and took as many pictures as we could before it flew away.
 A minute further along the highway we saw another on a power pole!!  I was thrilled to say the least.  Such a regal and magnificent bird.
And if 2 snowy owl sightings were not memorable enough we saw one more a little further on.  An unforgettable day.

Stay well, happy stitching and enjoy being creative!

25 comments:

  1. Love your felting piece....very lovely. I've only see a snowy owl once at a bird sanctuary. It had been injured and was being looked after. It was beautiful :)

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  2. You are so lucky to have seen these beautiful birds "for real"!! The only one I've seen are mainly barn owls & it was at falconry displays or zoos...
    I love your felt piece! The colours really pop: blue, green & red. I thinks the wildlife bugs finishes it off really nicely :) Take care xx

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  3. Beautiful,,,I love it so much..
    Lovely photos..
    Hugs x

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  4. Your felting piece is lovely.

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  5. Happy belated birthday! What an incredible gift you were given to see those owls and to be able to record the sighting in pictures.

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  6. Your felted piece is so fun, I love the inch worm! How lucky you were to see all of those owls...beautiful. Happy Birthday!!!

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  7. Happy Belated Birthday...keep celebrating every day. Your felted piece is lovely and the little inch worm and bee with the gold wings are precious. Creative Bliss Dear...

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  8. your felt piece is delightful Jenny. belated happy birthday and how good was that to see the owls, they seem to be posing for the camera too, I have never seen an owl in the wild, heard them at night when I lived in a small town but yet to spy one

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  9. This is gorgeous, jenny, makes me want to get into my embellisher. perhaps when I get home from the quilt convention next week!

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  10. Happy Belated Birthday. You know you're special when the Snowy Owls come out to help you celebrate. Your piece is stunning. I love it. I think the inch worm and bee, were the perfect touch.

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  11. All in perfect harmony !!!
    Have a nice weekend !
    Anna

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  12. Love your felted piece!! Lucky you to see the Snowy Owls!

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  13. Oh what beautiful birds! How lucky are you. I love your felted piece and your little additions. xx

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  14. wow! snowy owls... what a sight to see!

    love the little bumblebee....I did one with bullion stitch once..on a wool bear's foot.... great fun to see a little bee come to life with stitches... I like the idea of the gold thread for the wings...

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  15. Your poppies are wonderful !!!!

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  16. I just love this piece of embroidery it is so beautiful, you are so tallented at this kind of thing!

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  17. Hello Jenny, I really like what you did with your wet felted project. Very lovely indeed. I like all the added bee and flowers and the machine work. Perfect. I beautiful piece of art. Hugs Judy

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  18. Oh I forget. The snowy Owl is truly a beautiful bird. I have never seen one upclose. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Judy

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  19. your felt piece is just beautiful!

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  20. Happy belated Jenny! Lovely felted piece, looks as if you had fun with this. Love snowy owls, so lucky you caught this one in photos. My screensaver is a snowy owl!

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  21. The felt piece is stunning - such a good eye. This is way out of my experience. I love the effect. I'm glad you had a memorably birthday. Great photos.

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  22. Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like a special day with all those owl sightings. Your felt piece looks wonderful!

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  23. Happy Belated Birthday Jenny! ...Your felt piece is just beautiful and your bees are beyond precious! Such a pretty owl...I love the name of your blog! :)

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  24. Happy Belated birthday Jenny!!! I love your felt piece with the bees, poppies and inch worm! I have to try out free hand machine stitching sometime. Looks like it was fun to do. Oooh that snowy owl is pretty. I love those majestic birds. Very lucky to have got such great photos of him!

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  25. oh happy belated birthday to you, you work is beautiful, I love it!!! The owl shots are amazing!

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