Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I did start the Winter Butterfly but haven't been happy with it so it's just laying there waiting on me. I'll finish it but I don't think it will go with the others. I don't want to make a final decision until it is complete though. It might look entirely different.

One of the problems is that the colors are not as pale as I thought when tatted up. That may still be okay...it might just be a matter of perception viewing it pretty much bare and naked.

The other problem is that I added a silver thread to the white because I wanted a little bit of sparkle like real snowflakes or snow have - unless it's overcast and the snow has been around long enough to get gray and dingy. But it adds just enough thickness to the thread that it is noticeably bigger than the wing thread or the bodies on the other butterflies. So...when it is done, if I decide I like the wings this color after all, I'll make another one and use a smaller white thread to compensate. The silver thread itself is fine already. Or I could cut the body away and make the new one and attach in the same place. I actually had to do that with the last one after I decided to change colors for the body so I know it can be done, as long as it's done early. Like NOW, before I go any further! I just remembered that option.

See...too many irons in the fire.

I have not attempted to work more on the Chinese Coin bookmark. I will make an entirely new one - maybe even in a different color. I also haven't worked on any more vintage motifs for the challenge. Too many irons in the fire right now, as I just mentioned, but I will eventually get back to them both.


  1. I just love the colour of this but I can tell you have lots on your mind at present.

  2. I love the colour of the wings, looking forward to seeing it finished. I know what you mean about doing more than one thing at a time.

  3. I think your butterfly looks beautiful so far, but if it's not what you envisioned, I totally understand your desire to cut your losses!

    I hope your mind settles down soon. I've been struggling with the same thing. It seems that when I have too much on my mind, I can't follow a pattern, and I flit from one thing to the next. Somehow, that just adds to my unsettled feelings. I think what I really need is a hard freeze!

  4. I looked at this and wondered who had had a baby! It looked to me like a stork carrying a white bundle! Ah, the strange meanderings of my always active imagination!
    Fox ; ))

  5. These are wonderful colors (to me), and this photo also gives insight into the progression of this beautiful butterfly.

    I thought I'd ask here if I'm in the Twilight Zone, or hasn't anyone else noticed the MAJOR change Blogger has made to the way blog photos are displayed when clicked! I'm not sure I'm thrilled with it. I don't recall any announcements, and no one seems to be mentioning it!

  6. although you appear not to be completely happy with this I do love the variegated colour you have used.....and my daughter LOVES it!

  7. sorry, the cloth, she loves the cloth....


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