Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Owls In Love - 40 hours

Good afternoon everybody!

Important things first.....

Wow! Heather and I are overwhelmed with the amount of fabulous positive and generous comments she has been receiving about her work. In fact she's getting more comments than I usually get! Thank you all so much. It really does mean a lot to her. Now, am I allowed to play the jealous mother and go sit in a corner and sulk??!!

Regarding Heather's stitching, there's been an interesting development.....

.....unbeknownst (posh word) to me, my darling daughter already has her own live blog! Of course, she wasn't going to tell her mum but as she has respected our strict on-line rules I'm OK with it. It's not been going long, only has a couple of posts and contains no cross stitching (yet.) But it is amusing. So if you're interested, pop over to All The Little Awesome Things and have a bit of a giggle. For a while I will link to her blog when she posts about her stitching just in case you're interested but don't want to follow her - afterall, we don't necessarily want to know what goes on inside the head of a 14 year old girl..... or do we??!!

So, now onto my stitching, which is obviously FAR less important!!

I have another Owls In Love update for you. Over the last few days I've been able to put in long evening sessions on Errol and Hedwig. As you can see, the second Owl (whom I am assuming is the female) now has the top of her head, but more importantly those very cute eyes! Even without a body, they've definitely brought her to life and given her a personality.

After 30 hours

After 40 hours
(and with more accurate colours of the fabric!)

I shall now put this project down for a couple of days while I finish Lizzie Kate's November Stamp. The outline and month have been stitched as charted, I just need to design and stitch the middle bit, although what that "middle bit" will be is still undecided. Seeing as Heather's so talented, maybe I should get her to design something for me?! Otherwise, fingers crossed I do a good job.

See you soon,
Rachel x


Justine said...

Gorgeous! As you know I'm following Heather's blog already but yours is still my favourite ;-)
I'm excited to see what you stitch for November's LK stamp - I think I would go for fireworks but that's only because I have only ever designed a bat that had about 5 stitches in it and wouldn't know where to start with anything more complicated! Good luck.

Tiffstitch said...

Woohoo! Love seeing Hedwig emerge and glad Heather is still enjoying it.

Faith... said...

She is gonna be a cute one! You got in lots of progress in those ten hours!

Heather said...

I'm sure you'll do great! The owls are really coming along no more owlcorn!

Unknown said...

I'll follow her XD I'm only 2 years older than her so I don't mind knowing what goes on in a 14 year olds head.
I love your owls so much <3

Linda said...

Nice progress on the owls Rachel. I enjoyed reading Heather's blog.


Unknown said...

The second owl looks fantastic , so lifelike and yet playful. Very beautiful! I like it very , very much.
Greetings Sandra

Annie said...

Great progress for 10 hours! That second owl is a cutie.
I'm sure Heather gets all her talent from her amazing mother;)

Mii Stitch said...

Oh I do hope Heather is going to have more followers on her blog, it is funny! Reading hers made me realised how you two are similar in your personality & writing :)
I love these owls more & more, each time I see them.
You have made really good progress & you are right, the latest picture is reflecting the gorgeous FFF colour so much better. You know I'm a fan, so I will always compliment FFF.

Katie said...

Just so you don't sulk any longer....remember the only reason we know Heather at all is because we choose to follow your wonderful blog. So technically we all loved you first haha. I think it's fun to see what goes on in her head. Like Mii said you two are a lot alike! Your owls are just gorgeous!! Love her little eyes begging to be worked on more. Good luck with your November design. We all know it will be beautiful as all your other things are.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Your daughter's blog is great. As well as being artistic she is a great journalist too. I predict A* or grade 9 for her exams (depending which version she is doing!)
She should link up with Jacquie's daughter Hannah as a fellow young blogger.