I always hand stitch from start to finish. I don't even own a sewing machine. The owl is stitched around by hand as is the pillow square hand stitched. I feel like the pictures don't do it justice - it is so cute in person! I used the Cricut to create the owl.
The sidewalks are now clear here and the parking ban lifted. Here are some pictures:
I just thought this last picture was fun... Welcome to Paper! Paper! :)