One of the most common themes in artwork and jewelry is the butterfly. It represents change, beauty and fragility. It appears in Egyptian art that is over 3,500 years old. It is a cultural symbol in most all cultures.
It is amazing how many different kinds of butterflies there are and how they differ depending upon location in the world. There are over 20,000 different species of butterfly.
What starts as a wiggling worm (caterpillar) that quickly encases itself into a protective outer shell can immerge as a startling and gorgeous colored winged insect with iridescent colors and contrasts. Those who hate bugs seem to enjoy the butterfly!
The migration of the Monarch butterfly is a sight that must be seen and experienced by anyone who loves butterflies. The masses of fluttering insects as they travel from place to place is amazing. This migration takes place every year as they travel from the southern border of Canada to Mexico and back. They are like millions of autumn leaves in the sky!
The National History Museum pinpoints some of the threats to the survival of the Monarch on the page where the photo came from. Click the photo to read how you can help save the Monarchs.
I have created a counted cross stitch pattern that heralds the beauty of the Monarch butterfly. With only 8 colors, it is a simple, yet enchanting little pattern for the butterfly lover.
Canvas: Aida 14
Stitches: 100 x 100
Size: 7.14 x 7.14 inches or 18.14 x 18.14 cm
Enjoy the butterflies in your life.
Julie and Blu
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