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Sunday, 14 August 2011

Beaded Butterfly

Today is just one of those days where Vernon and myself are not doing a lot. Hes cooking the dinner at the moment, something he enjoys so I let him get on with it. The weather is fine at the moment but there are a few clouds around, its breezy, and my washing is out so I am hopeful it might dry today.

I have some new bits for next week but in the meantime I don't think I have shown you this butterfly, its from the book Tatted Animals by Inga Madsen. I changed the butterfly a bit by putting beads instead of picots on the edges and inside the large wings I put the small wings, as I did not like having another butterfly in the large wings, as it was on the pattern. It worked out a bit wonky and loop sided next time I do it I will do a smaller version of the small wings for the inside of the larger wings.

My mojo is a bit missing at the moment, I have a job on doing two pairs of booties which I have been asked to do, I will post you a picture of them when they are both finished, I would have liked a bit more time to make them, I don't think people realise sometimes how long things take to do. It takes me three evening to do one bootie, either I am slow or its just the pattern needs time to get all the rounds done.

I have nearly finished the basket I have been lining for my friend whose daughter is soon to give birth, its been a hard job not helped by not feeling well when she asked me so I was a little naughty and left until I felt better, but I had a real go at it the other day, only my little sewing machine did not like it so theres a bit more hand sewing to finish it off. The material has been a pain as it Borderie Anglaise and its two inch squares joined together to make one piece and the seams are hard to stitch over, so I cut up an old sheet in the end and lined the basket with that plus the padding which she wanted made the seams harder for the machine to sew, hence the hand sewing, the pattern material is on the lid which I have mostly hand sewn. I will show the pictures when its finished.

It Sunday and the CD challenge is ovals, my mojo is working to think of something at the moment. I think I have something in mind but will let you see what I come up with later in the week.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend and until we meet again take care




  1. Hi Margaret, You have been busy. I have some days where everything I do (tat, sew, blog) just did not turn out the way I expect. Hope your mojo comes back soon.

  2. Your butterfly looks very nice. I just made the MK booties and I figured it was about 9 hours per bootie. I don't often figure out the time for something but my mom asked when we were visiting. Then the next day, she asked how come I wasn't done with the one I was working on! Non-tatters really don't get it.
    I hope Vernon is a good cook, what a treat to have dinner waiting!

  3. your butterfly is simply beautiful margaret.really pretty colours :D
    i hope you had a nice dinner.

    xx coops xx

  4. Hi Margaret! Your butterfly is gorgeous love the colour as well!
    Cheers Margaretha

  5. Lovely butterfly Margaret despite your self criticisms. Thank you for your lovely comments on my Blog and I hope your Mojo comes winging back soon.


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