Dance of the Butterflies – 1st Project Update

Over the past several weeks I have been experiencing the urge to cross-stitch again.  This past weekend, I finally acted on it.  Of course I did not choose the logical route and pick back up some of my multitude of Works in Progress — oh now– that’s too boring.

Instead, I decided to go to Barnes & Noble, browse their cross-stitch magazines, and see if anything appealed to me.  Leave it up to my favorite stitching magazine, Cross Stitch Gold, to delight.  It was the first magazine I picked up and lo and behold, what was on the cover?  A geisha!

In case you didn’t know, I love geishas.  This design is called Dance of the Butterflies and is created by Lesley Teare.  The stitch count is 140w x 166h and the finished design size will be 10 x 12 inches.  I was originally going for something smaller, but I could not pass this up.  Too much geisha love in my heart. 🙂

So.. after working it over the weekend, here is my 1st progress picture.

Instead of black fabric, I elected to do mine on Tea colored fabric. I am not a fan of stitching on black and I wanted something other than white.  The Monaco is one of my 2nd-favorite fabric to stitch on (Lugana is first choice) , but it was all Hobby Lobby had in stock.

I’ll try to remember to post another update in a month. The plan is to work on this only for awhile, at least until I feel I am back in the swing of it. Of course, I’ll have to fit it in between my genealogy time, but this is such a great pasttime when watching television. Show of choice this weekend was the BBC Poirot series. I am a fan of the Hercule Poirot stories and have never seen them.  Season 1 is free on-demand for Amazon Prime members and I took full advantage of that!



2 thoughts on “Dance of the Butterflies – 1st Project Update

    1. Thanks Melissa. Hopefully you’ll be seeing more updates from me 🙂 And, I’ll need to do a better job of keeping up with yours.

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