It is actually a Prairie Schooler pattern I stitched one over one on a piece of 28 ct. Witches Brew linen from my stash. It came from the Halloween Issue of Just Cross Stitch in 2008.
As you all may know, I love birds, especially birds of prey. Blackbirds, ravens, crows, owls, yes I know they are all dark and mysterious. But over the past few years, I realized that I really, really like owls and so this new love took on a whole new perspective for me. As most collections go, I started with just one, and one became two and two became five and now I don't have enough fingers or toes left to help keep count of them!!! Although I only display them for Halloween, I am always on the look out at second hand stores for these one of a kind finds that I just can't bear to leave behind. Sound familiar???? I know I'm not the only crazy collector out there!!
Anyway, I am sorry for keeping you in suspense for such a long time, but I had to!!! You see, when I first started my blog back a few months ago, this wonderful lady named Deb visited my blog and left sweet comments for my reading pleasure. So, I had to venture over to her blog and check out what she was working on. I found the neatest and most unusual item that caught my eye and so I contacted her about it. It was this really neat milky white, artichoke shaped, glass decoration she called a "Scissor Frog". It was so stunning to me as I had never seen anything like this before. I sent her an email telling her I just had to make her something special to put in it. Go here to see how awesome her blog, Thread Gatherer, is and also to view her beautiful display for her scissor collection! Now you've checked it out, aren't you just jealous? What I wouldn't give to own one of those.........
So this is what I came up with..... I found these really cool owl scissors and that's how I figured out what the theme was I was going to stitch. Little did I know about making and finishing a scissor fob, but I figured it couldn't be that hard and there was no time like the present. So this owl fob represents my first try.....I think it turned out pretty good. But don't look too closely maybe it's not as good as I think!!! (LOL) I stuffed it with fiberfill and added a nickel in it for weight, so I know it's worth at least 5 cents. I stitched beads around the edges and it gave it a picot or rick-rack look, which I really liked. I think it looks fitting, don't you? I also "rubbed and buffed" the scissors with some black to highlight the owl better and give it more definition. I received an email from Deb today and by the sounds of it, she loves her newest addition and who knows, maybe this will start a new collection of owls for her, too, you just never know.