Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan Claire. This is day one hundred and seventy-seven of that project.

This quilt block shows a very dark brown tree with a big root base. There is no grass, but there are some dark green leaves on the branches of the tree, but not too many. On the right lower branch of the tree (there are 5) sits a brown owl. It has two large eyes, a triangular darker brown nose and little claws. The owl's details, including it's crown are made with a light colored stitching and a bit of yellow pen. All of this is against a moody blue salmon-patterned background.

Did you know that the Owl in Bambi first coined the term “twitterpated”?

I use this term a lot when I first fall in love. This is often a one time feeling but oh so good. Twitterpated makes your knees wobble.

Owls are thought to be wise.

In children’s stories they are always the ones with the calm, smart leadership.

One of my grandchildren’s favorite books is about three baby owls. Their names are Sarah, Percy, & Bill. Mama owl went hunting and left her babies home alone.

They waited for her to return and Sarah said, “She will be back” and Percy said “She will bring us good things to eat.”

Bill said “I want my Mommy.” My children often say they want their mommy even as grown men.

We have barn owls and screech owls here. It’s exciting when we hear an owl call.

They eat mice and spiders and insects.

That makes them my friends. Hoot Hoot!