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Butterflies in May: Embroidery Stitches New to Me!

Beginning Butterfly embroideries!

This month is not going quite as smoothly as planned - probably because I may have gotten a bit carried away with my butterfly project!!! Eyes bigger than my crafty time one could say!!! Or perhaps a skewed and unrealistic idea of the amount of time it takes to tap hundreds of tiny holes in tin or make hundreds of tiny stitches on fabric! So …. this is as far as I have gotten on three embroidered butterfly adventures!

Butterflies in May: "Punched Tin" Butterflies Completed!

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As promised, a follow-up re: "punched tin" butterfly project!!

As you can see above, my butterflies are punched, cut, cleaned, and drying! Tomorrow I get to add them to…..

 

Butterfly tree

my butterfly tree!

Butterflies in May! Punched Tin Butterflies for Cinco de Mayo!

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May 2014 is butterfly month on Gingerbreadsnowflakes! And in honor of Cinco de Mayo it seems only appropriate that the butterfly series begin with "punched tin" butterflies. After all, my journey into the world of making "punched tin" objects began with a childhood introduction to punched tin mirrors, sconces and ornaments made in Mexico and brought back to Santa Fe homes by friends and neighbors. The love affair began when I was ten years old and has never ended!

More Yarn Love! More "Leftover" Projects Done!

St. Lucy Knitted Doll

My needles have been busy again this month! Personal projects and CAL/KAL!

I am dancing a happy happy happy dance having just completed two more projects left over from last year - my very own , beautiful St. Lucy from a pattern by Alan Dart (available here); AND…

2014 PC Blog Hop: Delft Blue Windmill Ornaments

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Windmills have always held a special fascination for me - whether fabulously beautiful designs with a multitude of grilled blades or a tumbledown old relic rusting away on American prairies. I can not help myself. I must stop and gaze at every one I encounter - and listen while the wind gently nudges the blades into action. Now, thanks to a "gentle nudge" from Diane's 2014 PC Blog Hop, I have fashioned my very own windmills to sit on my mantle, hang on my holiday tree and to take their place at my "St. Nicholas table" in December.

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