Today, July 4, we celebrate our Indepence Day here in America. Fireworks have been heard for several days already. Tonight there will many fireworks displays, both professional and amateur. We’re planning on celebrating at our daughter’s with her family. Let the kids and neighbors do all the work, we’ll sit back and enjoy the show.
I had mentioned on Flag Day that I might make a set of red-white-and-blue earrings to wear on the 4th but might change my mind.
I changed my mind. I made butterflies instead.
This is the butterfly I talked about a week ago with a few adjustments. The head is the most notable change. It’s easier to tat and looks better.
While handling one it I discovered these butterflies don’t just have to lie flat, they can hold up their wings.
No glue or starch was used to hold the wings like this. I left them overnight like this and the wings never drooped.
They were hard to photograph, though. They look much better in person!
I had hoped to have the pattern ready to share today, but, alas! I don’t. I do have the pattern written down, just not typed up or diagramed out. Maybe next week.
Wishing you all a happy and safe Independence Day!