Meet Rufus the fox and the excitable owl.
A few weeks back I completed this embroidery featuring Boris the bear and his chicken as an inspiration piece for the Hoop up - Stitch & Send swap. I really loved making it and went on quite a bit about how much I was enjoying embroidery.
My lovely assistant, Sarah, had a very special birthday last week and as she had been particularly keen on Boris this seemed the perfect excuse to have another go at a woodland themed embroidery.
Sarah has a bit of a phobia about birds, so no chickens this time, but she doesn't mind owls, so there's one sitting in a tree behind Rufus. Actually I think he is jumping up and down on the branch, trying to get Rufus's attention and shaking all the leaves off the tree in his excitement! Hopefully he won't displace one of those big pink fruits - they look like they would give Rufus a nasty bang on the head if they hit him!
I am so pleased that I have managed to create these designs myself. it is a long time since I've done anything really 'arty', and I am very happy that I can still do it. Now there will be no stopping me - look out for a whole series of these!