It's my second finish of the quarter! I actually did all the hard work a couple of weeks ago before Joshua was born but it's taken me a couple of weeks to buy the hoop I needed to mount it.
This started life as a printed panel designed by Aimee who trades on Etsy as Little Dear. I've long-admired her embroideries but she is based in the States, so postage was always an issue...so when my sister-in-law travelled there 18 months ago, I took the opportunity to order a couple of panels - a mermaid and a moon moth - one each for the girls. I prepped the mermaid, and then I lost it... pretty special. So when a friend travelled to the States last November, I replaced the mermaid and ordered this owl for the new baby.
The embroidery is straight-forward outlining in a variety of stitches and while the pattern called for a lot of split stitch, I find my stem stitch is much neater so did mostly stem stitch. It's then finished off with some French knots and lazy daisy stitch. I thoroughly enjoyed this little project, which I completed over just a couple of days.
It will hang on Joshua's bedroom wall one he's moved out of Mummy and Daddy's room. I'm looking forward to making up the other panels too, and Aimee has just released some new panels in time for my friend's next jaunt across the Atlantic. And as for the missing mermaid? She'll turn up eventually and then Jess can have a mermaid too.
This is a Finish Along finish. You can find my original list here.