It’s May 1st!
I knew that means it’s May Day today but I looked it up at NationalCalendar.com and discovered it’s also the start of National Asparagus Month, National Stroke Awareness Month, National Military Appreciation Month, National Motorcycle Awareness Month, Sturge-Weber Syndrome Awareness, National Mental Health Awareness Month, National Brain Cancer and Brain Tumor Awareness Month, Date Your Mate Month, Foster Care Month, Older Americans Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Chocolate Custard Month, National Chamber Music Month, National Cystic Fibrosis Month, National Egg Month, National Get Caught Reading Month, National Hamburger Month, National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, National Mediterranean Diet Month, National Photograph Month, National Recommitment Month, National Salad Month, National Salsa Month, National Strawberry Month, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, National Water Safety Month, Melanoma Awareness Month, AND National Moving Month!!
Which one(s) will you be celebrating?
While you are thinking about that I do have a butterfly to share with you 🙂
Loosely inspired by a Lacewing…ok, not really a butterfly… perhaps we should call it a Year of Flying Insects?
A closer look?And how about those wings?So the outlines and body are chainstitch, the antennae are stem stitch and the wings are rows of buttonhole stitch, worked in different directions to add interest.
And, because two are better than one, here’s another one with a little cross stitch added.I’m sorry, I haven’t finished stitching the wool example yet… but I did meet a deadline yesterday. I’ll be able to show you what has been keeping me busy any days I’ve been home this month by the beginning of September!
I’m off to the Bloomington Quilt Guild in Indiana today. I’m ready for the construction this time. The weather forecast is good and I’m looking forward to having a great visit. The plan is to get to that wool lacewing after I get back…