I started with 5 sides - house shaped ATC's that I made out of felt and fibers and pictures and embroidery. Then, using a hexagon base I sewed the sides together and onto the base, and then added little rings at the top to thread the ribbon thru.
The opening at the top forms a star. I like the way it does not close all the way together, so the butterflies can fly.
This has been a hard week in Northern Utah with the shootings at the mall in Salt Lake City on Monday night. An 18year old man took a shot-gun into Trolley Square and killed 5 people before he was shot by the police. As I worked on these 5 butterfly sides I thought of the 5 people who passed on. Butterflies are symbolic of new life, and I pray the victims can accept their new life as they are released from their bodies and from this world.
"Kiss the world good-bye and fly..."
I offer prayer for all the families and friends and for the injured who are in the hospitals, that they and the community may heal.