A few weeks ago, a crocheter sent me a note on Ravelry with a nice story about the Soft Owl Pillow that she made from my book, Little Crochet. It’s the sweetest little story, and so I thought I would share it with you here.
Just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful treasure in the book, Little Crochet. I finished the owl pillow this summer and he lives in my grade three classroom….Mr. Owl. He sits on the stool at the front of the room until a student happens to have a deskmate absent…in third grade we call deskmates elbow partners . If you don’t have an elbow partner, you may borrow Mr. Owl. He sits nicely in the absent deskmate’s seat, comes to the carpet at opening exercises, becomes your reading partner…he even made a trip to the library! Needless to say the kids love it. Thanks for helping me make some special memories with my class:-)– Mrs. R.
It’s these kinds of emails and stories that make me love what I do–it makes me smile to know that I play that small part in helping people create wonderful things. Thanks to Mrs. R for sharing her story with me– her third graders are lucky to have her as their teacher, don’t you think?
If you’d like to make your own Mr. Owl, you can find the pattern for the Soft Owl Pillow in Little Crochet or individually here: Soft Owl Pillow E-Pattern. Let me know if you make one, I love to see my designs “in the wild!”
Speaking of wild, I’m off to the National NeedleArts Association trade show in Phoenix this weekend, so all will be quiet on the blog front. Sorry for the lack of regular posting, but I’ve been busy cooking up new patterns for you!