Lightning Bug Embroidery

Here’s one of my previously scheduled posts for you, of a project I finished last week:

I am participating in a summer themed embroidery swap. To me, lightning bugs say summer like nothing else. I have many fond childhood memories of chasing after twinkling fireflies in the summer twilight. I found this pattern that I altered slightly, then added this poem. I used silver sparkly thread for the lightning bugs, which twinkle nicely when the light hits them.

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I finished it off with some half square triangles and corners for hanging on the back.

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Look at this– I made it match from front to back. Very proud of myself.lightning bug3

My recipient is a sewer and has two kids, so I am also sending her my tea time mouse stuffies to make.mouse stuffy fabric

I hope she likes everything!


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