I embroidered an owl for Fruitloops in my Tea Towel Swap on Craftster. She's passing around a lovely square of linen and it was very nice to stitch on.
This pattern is called Hooty Owls and is available from Aunt Martha's. The leaves took forever on this one! I use mostly chain stitch with 2 strands of embroidery floss. I also did some couching stitches here and there. I think he's got a funny, hapless look on his face. You never quite know how faces will turn out until you stitch them!