Owl Diversity

I’ve discovered some fascinating things about owls these last couple of weeks. There’s more to them than meets the eye.


They are inquisitive.

Owl Looking for Love

They look for love.

Owl in Love

They are true.

Owl Couple

They make great companions.

Owl, Family of Two

Great parents, too.

Owl with Flowers

They like a little romance.

Owl the Hunter

They get hungry.

Owl the Vegetarian

Some are even vegetarian.

Owl Zombie

Unfortunately, they are just as susceptible to zombie attacks as we are.

Owl Knitter

But, most exciting of all, they know how to knit.

Needle Felted Owl – True Nature is Revealed

Owl with Prey

I’ve made quite a few of these cute, wee owl ornaments over the last couple of months (especially as we approach the holidays). They are cute, they make great ornaments. I mean, what’s not to like about owls?

Owl with Prey

The other day, as I was making the rounds through my yard, I was reminded of the true nature of these raptors. Efficient hunters. Eaters of small furry things. In my case, the remains of a bunny on our sidewalk indicated the dinner of choice.

Owl with Prey

I’ll be curious to see who ends up with this small juxtaposition of, on one hand, cute and cuddly, and the other, an unhappy ending.

Nature can be cruel, indeed.

For the Knitter Who Might Have Everything

Ask yourself, do they need someone, something to help them finish their projects, reduce their stash, catch up on some holiday knitting? This might be just the thing you are looking for:

Felted Bear Knitting

And, if not, there will be plenty of other great gifts at The Yarnery Holiday Boutique this coming weekend (Dec. 3-5). They’ve invited 8 staff and their friends, including Virginia and I, to sell their handmade goods, with 10% of the proceeds going to the Second Harvest Food Bank. More details here.

Don’t miss out!

Summer Busyness

Needle Felted Viscacha

These summer days seem to slip by a little too fast. We find ourselves spending much more time outside, working on house projects, cooking, gardening, storing up food for the winter. It’s already August, and I realized I hadn’t shared any scratchcraftiness with you in awhile.

Virginia, in addition to the above, has been keeping her needles busy (both of the knitting and crochet variety). I just recently fired up the ol’ dusty spinning wheel and am trying to motivate myself to finish a cardigan that has been on the needles for way too long (it’ll be out of style before I ever get a chance to wear it – and, yes, this is the same cardigan mentioned in earlier posts).

A little glimpse of some of the things created over in our neck of the woods:




Details may, or may not, be forthcoming. But, more projects are definitely on their way. By the way, the creature at the beginning of the post belongs to the same family as the chinchilla. Can you guess what it is?

See for yourself:

ARKive video - Southern viscacha - overview