Monday, February 26, 2018

FO: What a hoot!

First - thank you for your concern and good thoughts for Relic. He's doing well. The abscess burst early yesterday afternoon, and after I got him cleaned up and some antibiotic ointment on it, he seemed much happier. It's probably a lot less pressure in that area. It's pretty small, so as long as I can keep clean, it should heal nicely. He's stuck inside for at least a week, I think - but he'll survive.

Now, onto the good stuff...

In between vet visits, med administering, and warm compresses, I managed to get a couple projects wrapped up on the weekend. The first is my SIL's patchwork owl...
Now I know what you're thinking.... wasn't he  suppose to be a wall hanging? Well that was the plan... but once I got him all together, I decided he was just screaming to be made into a pillow. I also knew he needed a touch of blue. Mom agreed - but specified something wedgewood like... and didn't we fine the perfect piece in the clearance bin at Lens?
Now if this fabric seems familiar, it's because I used the green version in the Spearmint Sticks quilt.

While I am happy with him, were I to make him again, I'd change a couple of things. I do his belly with a less busy fabric. I wanted to use this one because it had owls (and is from the project bag I made her a few years ago), but I think something plainer would work better.

I'd also try to use browns that were closer in shade - mine are all over the spectrum, and I think it's a little hard for the eye to focus. But the purpose was to use scraps, and I've done just that.

Hopefully he'll help make for a very happy birthday!


10 comments:

Araignee said...

I'm not sure why but I want to give that pillow a big hug. It looks like something you would want to snuggle up with!
Glad to hear kitty is doing better. Abscesses are no fun but sadly a fact of life for cats.

Dee said...

Mr. Owl is very sweet!

Delighted Hands said...

The owl sure shows in the pillow and that is what counts!
He looks nice in a pillow!

Vera said...

Very, very pretty! I love it as a pillow.

Just catching up on some blog reading - so glad Relic is ok. Tyg was a bit "off" Saturday morning when he came in, but by the time I got home from meeting up with Dee he was pretty much back to his normal self. We didn't find any wounds on him, so thinking he might have eaten something he shouldn't have...or, like you suggested, had a jarring jump or something.

kathy b said...

THose are my favorite pillows in the world . I'd make more! If I knew how that is! Great job
Glad the patient is healing. I kind of wanted tobe a wound nurse, i Love when they get cleaned out!

Tired Teacher said...

Whoooty is adorable as a pillow!

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Cute pillow! Glad Relic is doing better. I'm doing a bit of doctoring myself only my pateint is a bit larger. My horse appears to have gotten something in his eye. Probably mud from all his rolling adventures. Thankfully he's letting me put the antibiotic ointment in it. Because once he decides he doesn't want it you're not going to get it in.

Mereknits said...

The poor baby, do you know what bit him? Maybe a snake? Yikes, so glad he is on the mend. I think you are right that makes the perfect pillow.

Eastside Cats said...

I like the owl pillow! Being an artist, you get to decide if it's a good wall-hanging or a pillow; that's the fun of it all.

chrisknits said...

He will be loved no matter. So adorable! Glad Relic is better. Hopefully he doesn't resent his confinement too much.