Wanted to pop in quickly to say how much I appreciate all of your help on deciding what to do with Grumpy Owl.
And the consensus seems to be ditch the background. I'm so not complaining. I frogged the 200+ stitches and have begun stitching Mr. Owl. Goodness I LOVE stitching with all the bright colors!! I've been so used to the dull grey/green/blue in Hummers, so this is a welcome change. Don't get me wrong, Hummers is gorgeous, but we all need several WIPs to keep us amused. (At least that's what I tell myself)
I promise to post photos of his owly goodness very soon! Thank you all again. :-) You really are all the best.