Whisper a wish to a butterfly...
The other morning, on what was a very cold and blustery day, I went for a walk. Although it was brief, it was nice to be out of the house and it definitely woke me up. I've been staying at Mother's, who has just been released from hospital, and have been helping her recover, and it was nice to be able get out and get some fresh air.
But, whilst on my walk, I found this gorgeous and delicate butterfly.
It had died (probably from the cold!), but it was just lying there on the path, and it was so perfect I just had to keep it. I carefully picked it up and put it in the safety of my pocket...I had at the back of my mind some little girls that would be completly in awe of this butterfly, and I wanted it to stay in one piece to show them.
I took this fragile surprise over to the 3 little girl's house and they "oohed" and "aahed" over the butterfly. They carefully inspected it, then decided that they had to draw it and then they thought that because it was so special and in such great condition that it needed a safe place to be kept. It now sits on the dining room sideboard under a glass dome, and every now and again little eyes walk past and have to have another look.
I told them of an ancient legend I'd heard of... that if you desire a wish to come true, you must first capture a butterfly and whisper a wish to it. Since a butterfly cannot make a sound, it cannot tell your wish to anyone. Upon releasing your butterfly, as a thank you for giving it's freedom, it will fly up to the heavens and your wish will be granted. They loved the thought of whispering wishes to butterflies!
So, the girls got me thinking. They love to draw butterflies and I was thinking that you might too...well, stitch anyway. I thought that over the next week or 2, I might do a few sewing/paper/craft tutorials around the theme of butterflies. What do you think? Would you be interested in stitching butterflies?
Let me know.