Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Well, THAT Didn't Work!

Sometimes the things I do with thread ends while waiting here and there just don't work out. I had a concept for a profile butterfly in mind, but it certainly didn't translate well. Of course, I was just sitting and waiting and making it up as I went along. Maybe there being no pattern is a good thing.
Can you tell that the bit of wing at the top is supposed to be the part of the wing you can't see on the other side of the butterfly? Yeah, neither can I. It's legless, too -- how sad. Of course, the thread doesn't help, it's variegated green and yellow Signature machine embroidery thread combined with a cream cotton for strength.
Maybe I should pretend it is a luna moth -- aren't they greenish?
Perhaps I should stick with four-ring butterflies while I'm waiting, waiting, waiting...

5 comments:

TattingChic said...

The color is very pretty. The design has loads of potential! I never met a pattern that didn't need some tweaking after the first try! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I can see the wing on the other side of the butterfly, and I think I would have noticed even if you hadn't pointed it out! I'm not sure I've ever seen a butterfly that color, but I think it's pretty!

Marty said...

Thanks, Diane -- I'm amazed you could see that wing, you must have a really good imagination. :)
Tweaking? Okay, TattingChic, you can do it -- I don't wanna...at least right now.

csipkelelk┼▒ said...

Hi, Marty. Thanks for dropping in on my blog and for the nice comment and advice! I think I will take it. Btw. I didn't want get rid of the original Hungarian title, I just wanted an English one as well.
I like the colours of this butterfly, it reminds me of cabbage butterfly.

Martha said...

This has possibilities, so keep trying. You should see some of my rough drafts--I mean the ones that are so awful, no one sees them, but they turn into something eventually.