My partner in the latest One Tiny Bird Swap was artsycandice...can I just say that she is incredibly talented and so nice!? I told her I wanted to try something different for this swap and she was game!
I basically found a picture online of an owl, drew an outline on white muslin and then sort of winged it with my machine...the biggest pain was changing colors as I can barely see the needle anymore, but I muddled through! The owl itself is about 3-4 inches high. It was fun and interesting...I hope by doing more, I will get better as I really do love using my sewing machine as much as possible and I am pretty awful at hand embroidery!
Here is my free-form machine embroidered barred owl!
Close-up: I used four different colors...my next project has a lot more colors.
Thanks for looking!