Flutterby Butterfly

Several months ago I finished up the stitching for Just Nan’s Needle Flutter – Lady. But, because I am both lazy and also nervous about finishing things, it sat in my “To Finish” pile for ages. While tidying up my craft closet (and I use the word tidy in the loosest possible sense), I came across it again and decided to be brave and finish it up.

Needle Flutter - Lady, designed by Just Nan

Needle Flutter – Lady, designed by Just Nan

So, what do you think? My blanket stitches aren’t as neat as the model, but I still think she turned out pretty nicely. She is finished as per the instructions included with the pattern, using hand-dyed wool felt for the interior (below) and some sort of memory thread (not Kreinik) for the antenna.

Needle Flutter - Lady, designed by Just Nan

Needle Flutter – Lady, designed by Just Nan

The instructions were very easy to follow, and proceeded in a logical manner. Although, I did decide to sew on the snaps before finishing the blanket stitches around the edge so that I could better hide the thread the snaps are attached with.

Needle Flutter - Lady, designed by Just Nan

Needle Flutter – Lady, designed by Just Nan

After this little success I decided to try my hand at finishing a few more projects. I’ll share another one tomorrow. 😉

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14 Responses to Flutterby Butterfly

  1. Nelza says:

    I do respect you courage to finish this nice thing! It is wonderful!

  2. Justine says:

    Great finish – and good for you getting motivated to finish some other pieces! I wish you could share a bit of that motivation. ..

  3. Dima says:

    Nicely finished. It’s really cute.

  4. Such a clever idea for a needlebook, and a fabulous finish! Your blanket stitches are so tiny and even 🙂 I’d love to get better at hand finishing like this myself. Good luck with your finishing spree!

  5. Rachel says:

    It’s charming – a great finish…

  6. Joanne P says:

    Great finish! I’m getting better at straight line finishing but curves are difficult!

  7. Kim McCool says:

    This is adorable!! I love it. Well done –

  8. B. Lapp says:

    It’s a beautiful finish – well done!

  9. Weronika says:

    Very beautiful butterfly!

  10. Melinda Forbes says:

    I love it. The colors and it is a great finish. Thank you for sharing

  11. OMS!!! Isn’t that sooo adorable!!! I have one that I need to assemble so I may do that when I get back from moving my DD out of college!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

    It’s just BEAUTIFUL!!!

  12. Meari says:

    I think it turned out really pretty! Good job on finishing.

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