Monday 21 November 2011

A finish and a busy weekend

Today I got some buttons and ribbon so I was able to finish the owl softie, so now he has eyes, a beak and a ribbon around his neck ...
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
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


  1. how wonderful Wendy to spend time with family and boy that is the cutest owl ever,well done

  2. He is sooo cute! I love making things smaller too!

  3. Wow Wendy you traveled some miles this weekend! I really love the owl, its so cute!

  4. Mr Owl is just gorgeous! No wonder your children want one too...
    Sounds like a wonderful family weekend... and you got to see plenty of the countryside as well!

  5. What a wonderful weekend you had. Your owl is so pretty.

  6. I love your owl too. Wonder if you could make three. LOL

    what beautiful photos ,thanks for sharing.

  7. Your little owl is so cute !!
    I love to look at pictures of your country !! It's so beautiful !!!
    Glad to know you had a wonderful week end !!

  8. Hello Wendy,

    So good to hear you were able to talk quilting with your Aunt. Octavius is so handsome,well done.
    You deserve a rest after all that travelling.
    Happy days.

  9. Octavius is stunning. His new owner will be very pleased. Lovely photos and so pleased you got to talk "Quilts" all makes for a lovely weekend

  10. Oh !!! your little owl is two cute for words. NZ is such a stunning country. We have only been to the South Island and just loved it. We are hope to return in the next couple of years to see more.

  11. Love the owl, so cute, I'll have to get the pattern to make this for my Grandkids, Thanks for the pics of New Zealand....

  12. I absolutely LOVE the owl!!! He's so awesome! Thanks so much for sharing! And the scenery is beautiful! :)

  13. oh me oh my that owl is seriously gorgeous


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