Friday, November 12, 2010

Wise little owl .....

A wee little owl I stitched a couple of weeks ago...it's a long time since I made one of these owls. This little one is winging its way to the USA for a swap I've done with Robin (an inspiring textile artist). I will post a photo of the owl she sent me next post.... I was in Dubbo last week with my mother in law Norma. While she was in town visiting her optometrist we visited a couple of 'op shops' and I found these! Very happy with the little indigo cotton jacket, soon to become part of my boro quilt. I love the fasteners and I will find a place for those in my quilt I think.
Found lots of little lace doilies and lovely embroidered pieces for 25 cents each. I have a couple of projects in mind for these.
My friend Maureen has just returned from a visit to India...this is one of the many beautiful quilts she bought home with her. Such lovely fabrics and details.

There was such a beautiful sky the other night, so I thought I would share it with you. The clouds seemed much brighter and pinker in real life, so lucky to live in such a beautiful area.


GREAT ACTS
ARE MADE UP
OF SMALL DEEDS
- LAO TZO -
Enjoy your week.
Jacky xox



19 comments:

ArtPropelled said...

Your owls must bring a lot of joy to those you send them to! How beautiful is that quilt! It looks like a vintage piece.....which makes it even more beautiful.

Notjustnat said...

Hi Jacky, lovely little owl for Robin. I love the one you made for me. He lives in my sewing basket. What a great find from Dubbo's op-shops. I love country op-shops - Hugs Nat

iHanna said...

Oh wow, your owl is adorable! I'm sitting here with piles of fabric and being inspired by your cute one!

Karen Turner said...

What a cute little fellow your owl is. You found some real treasures at the op shop.

Belinda said...

I love your little owls so much Jacky, they are always full of colour and character. The quilt your friend got in India is gorgoeous and op shopping is a fav of mine. A suburb near my own has 5 in one street and always full of treasures but finding the time to get them is not always easy ;) Belinda xxx

Philippa said...

Hi Jacky - those stitched pieces were a bargain. Pieces getting more pricey here but then Dubbo really is the back of beyond I guess. The owl is just lovely. Thanks for all your comments. Your encouragement is always welcome. Take care. Philippa

Julia said...

Hi Jacky,
Loove your little owls!!...and Op SHopping my fav quick trip out shopping when I dont have lots of cash..love getting BARGAINS!..yeah!
And the quilt from India ...would love to see it in person...what a lovely post...xx..julia

Pretty Things said...

SUCH a cute owl! And I love the saying.

Sweetpea said...

Op shopping is so satisfying on so many levels, isn't it? You will undoubtably find good use for these treasures...what bargains!

Luv little owl. And that piece from India could be stared at for quite some time, such detail & variety of fabric...so rich.

grrl + dog said...

Looks like we are all on a doily craze...

I cant stop - looking forward to seeing what is created.

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely NO one makes owls like you make owls my friend!!!!
Love your little finds and that quilt from India is spectacular!!
You do live in amagical place and I hope that you are enjoying spring!!!!

Els said...

Hi Jacky, lovely Doilies!!!! And your owl is a lovely "beast".
I sent you an e-mail but your address wasn't clear so I asked you to send it to MY fiberrainbow-mail but... we'll see.

Hoola Tallulah said...

Your owl is adorable, what a sweet treat! I am also salivating over that quilt, so so beautiful!

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Hello Jacky,

You are just amazing with fiber art!
all these colorful fabric turning them into gorgeous pieces! I love them all. I love your cute owl!!!

Linda said...

Jacky I ♥LOVE♥ your owl...he's so sweet!!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello From Michigan, Your Wise Owl, is very very indeed. Your vintage doily find are also lovely I am sure you will find a great way to use them. I also enjoying seeing your great fabric baskets. I have bought that book but have not made any yet. I think Australia is a very magical place with incredible sites everywhere. Hugs Judy

T said...

your owl is beautiful. and those op shop finds are gorgeous. cant wait to see what you make with them.

xt

Gaye Todd said...

Absolutely love the little owl.... :)
x

Robin Olsen said...

Well I was trying my hardest to avoid your blog and taking a sneak peek, but I couldn't resist any longer! I love this little guy--absolutely adorable and I can't wait til he arrives! Great quilt too--that should provide lots of inspiration. I'm off to sit by the mailbox. :)