As I mentioned earlier, I was in a butterfly exchange through InTatters. This is the beautiful butterflies I got from my exchange partner, CindyK from Minnesota.

The large one is "Green Butterfly" designed by Martha Ess, found in the Intatters patterns. She made it with Lizbeth thread size 20 in "Jewels" and DMC Cebelia size 20 white. And she sent the little one to keep it company. Aren't they wonderful?

CindyK considers herself a beginner as she's only been tatting a few years. She just finished Phase one of the T.A.T. program. If you get the chance stop on over to congratulate her on a job well done! I think she did a great job on these butterflies. Now I just need to decide where I'm going to display them...

This butterfly is the one I sent to CindyK. This was a lot of fun making. I tried Lizbeth thread for the first time with it. I have seen that a lot of people are trying it and liking it so I bought some. And I really really like the Caribbean!

So I just had to do this butterfly in it. This is the Southwest Butterfly by Tatting Goddess made with Lizbeth size 20 thread, Dark Purple #633, Caribbean #122 & Black #604. (www.esnips.com/web/TattingGoddessPatterns). I'm calling this #20 of my 25 Motif Challenge.

I've been working on my daughter's birthday coasters, which I'll post another day. I think I've come up with a solution as to what color to make them.

Yesterday my husband and I went for a day trip, just the two of us. In the afternoon we stopped by a couple of antique stores and spent a few hours browsing through all of the neat - and not so neat- things in them. I have serveral things to share after I have the pictures uploaded. I'm pretty excited about all of my finds.

But that is for another day. We've been very busy this weekend - we had three days off from work! - with family and friends and just spending time together. I feel so much more relaxed than I have for weeks.

That's all for today. My shuttles are calling to me. I better do something with them before they tie themselves in knots.

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