Butterflies

When I was on vacation I brought some books with me, of course. One of the books was 'Flight Behaviour' by Barbara Kingsolver, one of my most favorite authors. The book tells about the monarch butterfly, also called King Billy, named after King William III of Orange, who reigned not only England, Ireland and Scotland, but was also Stadtholder of some provinces that belonged to the Dutch Republic (now called The Netherlands, the country I live in). Since I read the book I'm a bit into butterflies, so when I saw this cute cross stitch patterns, I couldn't resist temptation and had to buy them. Both butterflies aren't monarchs, but as soon as I found a monarch pattern...




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  1. These are amazing butterflies!!!Well done!

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  2. Lovely...both of them !
    Hug
    Anna

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  3. Very pretty! I'm a fan of butterflies too :-)
    Blessings :-)

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  4. So very lovely! I adore butterflies so much - they're my favourite insect, bar none, and I've always loved finding ways to incorporate them into my decor, crafts and wardrobe (and, interestingly, the first French word I can ever remember learning as a child, when was about three, was papillon - that's always stood out in my mind over the years).

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. I love butterflies, too. They look just like creatures from a fairy tail, don't you think?

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  5. They are very lovely!! :) I too have cross stitched a butterfly recently.

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  6. They are so delicate! Some people say butterflies symbolize profound changes in ones life and soul! So I guess it is a good thing to keep them around reminding us of quality things we cherish in our lives! Thank You for sharing them at the Fluster Buster Party, your co host, Lizy

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  7. Beautiful butterflies and lovely neat stitching! I love butterflies and had fun visiting the butterfly house at the zoo. A huge blue one followed us around while we were in there which was fun!

    Angela xx
    Little Apple Tree

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    1. Don't you love the butterfly house? Best place in the zoo!

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  8. I love both of your linkups this week - I especially like your butterflies though. So pretty!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  9. Very beautiful! the last thing I cross stitched a loooong time ago, had butterflies in it!

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  10. I love butterflies also, and have several in shadow boxes and three frames with Japanese cigarette giveaways (came with pack) that are silk. You need a nice job. Dropping by from Met Monday. Hope you'll come see my grandson's playroom.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  11. Oooo pretty ! They look stunning!

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  12. I adore butterflies! Thanks for sharing : ) hugs...

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    1. Thanks for featuring my butterflies, Andrea! Really appreciate it!

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  13. That's a lot of work. Well worth it though. I love the butterfly.
    Janice

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