This beautiful owl comes from the advanced chapter in the book Story Land Cross Stitch, by Sophie Simpson, also known as What Delilah Did. Her patterns have always had a certain charm to them, and the book has all that and more.
There are three levels of difficulty in the book, and each pattern comes with a short little fable to inspire you and keep you thinking while you stitch.
The charts were super clear and the owl was very easy (if very long) to stitch. Luckily, I stitched him the first few weeks my daughter started daycare, so I had more time than usual, and needed plenty to keep me busy!
I changed the colour pallet from the original book, but it still looks great. Most of her patterns are simple enough that you could get away with quite a bit of tweaking and still end up with a charming piece in the end.
I really recommend her book, especially if you have been eyeing up her patterns for a while. For the price, it’s the best value What Delilah Did patterns you can get!