August butterfly

According to the Mirriam-Webster dictionary

Definition of august : marked by majestic dignity or grandeur

  • her august lineage
  • an august mansion

augustly, adverb


I’m not sure that this month’s flying creature is either dignified or grand  but here it is! I added trellis stitch and vandyke stitch to my normal chain stitches, french knots, whipped woven circles, stem stitch, running stitch, cross stitch, lazy daisies, fly stitch, and long and short stitch.

I was able to put the natural variegations in my House of Embroidery perle cotton colors to good use. Can you believe I only used three different color ways?The circular trellis stitch came out very well!As always the pattern is under a year of butterflies tab at the top. A few brave souls have posted pictures in the Facebook group. How about the rest of you? You would make me feel good to see your versions of my designs 🙂


You might be wondering about the wool version of this month’s butterfly? The truth is that I have been busy… I am hoping to post it before the end of the month. Today I am heading north to Stitches Midwest in Schaumburg. Even though it’s not far from home I will be staying at the hotel attached to the Convention Center. I have seven classes and two quilt exhibits… there is a lot of stuff in the hallway waiting to be loaded into the car.

I can do it!

One Comment

  1. Peggy Smith said:

    I think your butterfly is beautiful!

    August 4, 2018

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