Friday, 4 August 2017

June from Butterfly Wings

We have a titled stitcher as our Blogger of the Week today.  She has a beautiful garden and often shares her wonderful rose and lily photos as well as her stitching and other crafts.  She recently celebrated a special Zero birthday with some gorgeous cards and gifts from her stitching friends.  Please welcome The Lady Mayoress June from

1. Please introduce yourself – name, where you are from, family, pets etc.

Hello everyone my name is June, I live in Devon with my husband .
We have one daughter, 5 grown up grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
I just hit 70 this year but still feel sweet sixteen . We live a rather full life more busy than ever.
We are Mayor and Mayoress of our town for our 2nd year .
We both love our garden, lunching out and holidays, we have fun and have been married for 50 years this last March.
I am sad to say no more pets after my little dog Poppy passed away  a few years ago.

2. How long have you been stitching and how did you start?

Well I started to stitch at school at the age of 5/6 I made my mother a little mat that sat on top of the TV.
I really loved cross stitch, but never did stitch again for a long time.
I lost my youngest daughter and this hit me so hard, and I saw a design in a magazine and thought I may stitch this one to take my mind off things, and that was it I was hooked and I have been stitching for over 20 years.  I also run a cross stitch club.

3. How long have you been blogging and what inspired you to start? Is there a story behind your blog title?

I have been blogging now for about 6/7 years, I was inspired by our friend Carol of Stitching Dreams.  It took me time to start the blog I was no good at using the PC still have trouble but I did it and love it.
Butterfly wings is my blog name.  Why? because that's what I am,  never staying to long I flutter .

4. How would you describe your stitching style? Are you a serial starter, a rotator, a OAAT (one at a time), highly organised, random and eclectic, etc.?

My stitching style is always changing, I can't stay with one design I work on lots at one time; large and small.

I like stitching all seasons, love anything pretty but again love to change so I really love any designs I just love stitching, it's good for me, I go off in my own world stitching is a total relaxation for me.  I am not organised I try to be, I do kit up my designs ready to stitch and save them in boxes,  I hate that bit I just want to stitch.

Brooke's Books September Cake

5. Do you have a favourite designer or style of design you are drawn to?

I have many favourite designers, but I will stitch any beautiful design that hits my heart strings you know that feeling I just have to buy that one when I see it .

6. Which piece are you most proud of in your collection?

I love most of my work hard to say so many.

Nora Corbett Petal Fairy

7. What has been your worst stitching disaster?

Worst stitching disaster is I never seem to join up a square, so now I stitch both ways around and that seems to help.

8. Which new technique would you like to try, either stitching, finishing or another craft?

I do other crafts too.  I like knitting toys, making felt ornaments and a little card making .

9. Do you have a box of finished-but-not-fully-finished pieces? Or is everything FFO'd? What's your favourite way to fully finish a project and what do you do with them?

I love box finishes that's my new fad .

iStitch Mystery 2011

10. Which of your projects most represents "you"?

The projects that represent me are: flowers, birds, butterflies, cute little rabbits and children, you see I have never grown up, haha, and I love my garden and nature.

11. Tell us a secret about yourself. Or a joke. About anything!

I have no secrets, but I do love playing Jokes on my husband to get him out of bed.  I will ring the door bell and say so and so is here  but now he knows all my jokes.

12. Anything you would like to add?

Just like to add that I love my blog and all the beautiful friends that come to visit me each day.  And hoping that more of our friends will come back to blog land, I find that the other new type of sites are not the same, call me old fashioned but I still like blog land the best.
I have met so many beautiful people on here, so thank you Jo for asking me to take part today.



  1. So nice to learn more about you.

  2. Nice to meet you and I'll have to go and follow your blog now that I know about it!

  3. Oh June, I never tire of visiting with you my friend. You are such a sweet, genuine friend.♥ Your blog is so very lovely.

  4. Lovely to read about you and see your gorgeous stitching,June.

  5. Thank you to read about you.
    I like your blog.
    Best wishes Manuela

  6. It's nice to read about you in a different place today June. I agree about the other social media platforms - they don't seem as personal to me.

  7. I so enjoyed reading this interview, June--love the fact that you play jokes on your husband :) And, it was nice to know that my blog inspired you to start your own--you've done a beautiful job and I'd say you have the technology part down quite well, too!!

  8. Pleased to meet you June! I just love your stitching; so gorgeous! How you displayed your stitching looks like a beautiful showcase!

  9. Lovely to meet you, your work is stunning. Thank you for sharing.

  10. June, congratulations to you and your husband on being Mayor and Mayoress two years in a rwo - I bet that keeps you busy. So lovely to learn more about you and your stitching journey - you have so many beautiful finishes. You certainly do live life to the fullest - which is wonderful to see. hugs, Kaye

  11. Nice to meet you June, your stitching is gorgeous

  12. Lovely to meet you, beautiful projects. How inspiring that you still find time to stitch with your gorgeous garden, Mayoress duties... you sound quite busy and that is wonderful.

  13. Always something lovely to see when I visit your blog June and your garden looks so inviting a good place to chat and enjoy a cuppa with friends.

  14. Hello June, so nice to meet you here as the Blogger of the Week. Seeing a new blog post from you in my reader always makes me happy because I know that there will be some more eye candy. Lovely projects that you show here, too. And so nice to read all your answers.

  15. What a beautiful Blogger of the Week post June! I never get tired of seeing photos of your lovely stitching, home and garden. When I'm 70 I'm going to have a dresser exactly like yours!

  16. Hi June, nice to meet you! You have finished some gorgeous designs and I am sure many more will still follow :)

  17. Loved reading more about you June. I love visiting your blog to see what lovely things you have been making and seeing your beautiful garden :-)

  18. So nice to meet you, June, and learn more about you. Thank you for sharing x

  19. So lovely to learn about you, you have so many beautiful pieces!
    I guess I'm old fashioned too, I much prefer blogging.

  20. So nice to read all about you June!I so enjoy reading your blog!AriadnefromGreece!

  21. June, I love reading your posts and your stitching is gorgeous :)


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