|Octavius the Owl - Jhoanna Aranez of One Red Robin in Homespun Magazine Vol 9.10|
|I love his cute little tail!|
This little owl is for a colleague who is pregnant and her baby shower is next week. I loved making this pattern and I like the effect of his quilted tummy. I actually made it at 70% of the original size, I seem to have a thing for slightly smaller dolls and softies! He is about 9" tall. I think I will end up making more of these as both children have fallen in love with him and would like one!
I had a busy but lovely weekend. On Saturday I travelled with some of my family to Raetihi to visit with my aunt. After a three hour drive we arrived, such beautiful scenery that is so different to Hamilton.
|Mount Ruapehu with the smaller Mount Ngauruhoe|
Isn't it beautiful, there is something majestic about snowy mountains! We had a lovely visit with my aunt and she loved the pincushion I made her. I had a chance to look at her quilts and talk 'quilting' with her and we all enjoyed walking through her beautiful garden and through the little Raetihi village. Dad enjoyed the day and it was a nice chance to hear some more family history.
On Sunday my husband and I headed in a different direction to Thames which is in the Hauraki gulf ...
So I travelled about 690 km this weekend, but with such lovely scenery and such nice times catching up with family, it was worth it!
Happy stitching, Wendy