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Tuesday, August 12, 2014


With Grace's encouragement I went for it yesterday.  I skipped ahead to lesson 13 and started putting my wings together.  I had to gather the corners and lightly press them.  Then I laced backstitches together.  After that, I couched some purl stuff around the edge.  I am so delighted with how they turned out!

They are beautiful.  I thought about writing Amy Mitten a thank you letter for designing such an intricate lovely butterfly.  Of course, my butterfly isn't done.  I need to make her body.  I'm not sure the tension on the thread holding the wings together is correct and won't know until I put all the pieces together.  This is one of the niftiest things I have ever made.

I worked a bit on the half doll.

Hey, doesn't that look like the same photo as yesterday?  Well, I ended up "reverse stitching" as I had an error.  Luckily I only had to take out one flower and some vine.  But today is "Finish Stitching the Half Doll Day!"  I am going to concentrate on getting done with this - today!


  1. Your butterfly is absolutely gorgeous, one of the most incredible pieces of needlework I have ever seen!! Can't wait to see it all finished! Laura

  2. Your butterfly is stunning! It's incredibly lovely - can't wait to see it all assembled.

    Happy stitching, Margaret

  3. oooh my! Your butterfly is totally Gorgeous Amy! And your not done yet!!
    LOVE how it looks pieced together. WOW!!!
    Glad to hear you caught the error on half doll and was able to make the corrections. love Annette

  4. That's one gorgeous Butterfly!
    Can't wait to see it all put together.
    Good luck on finishing the 1/2 doll too.

  5. Yay! Glad I persuaded you to finish the wings, - so beautiful! Congratulations on a gorgeous (nearly) finish.