Thursday, April 22, 2010

Butterflies and a Sale :-)


Hi Folks ~ It's a sunshiny day today, breezy and not too hot out. Windows are open for fresh breezes, it's a glorious day. We've had some rain the past few days, and that just makes everything grow like crazy.

I've been noticing more butterflies and that always makes me happy. The Zebra Longwing is our state butterfly. Which is pictured below. It is on porterweed, Stachytarpheta jamaicensis. I have the purple flowering one also.





The nest two pictures are of a Gulf fritillary. We have lots of those down here too.






Now for my big news. That little embroidery piece of the Eastern Bluebird sold yesterday. I'm still a bit in 'happy shock'. Sold my first piece before I even get my little Etsy shop open.

I might not be around much the next few days as I've got to get all my inventory photographed, numbered and entered into my computer, then upload pictures and info to my Etsy shop. I will announce my grand opening when it happens.

Thanks again all of your for your friendship, encouragement, kind comments and support.





Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL

19 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful butterflies. I love them. We haven't had any rain since March 20 - one month ago. I have not been able to plant anything and what I have planted is suffering so early in the season. Expecting rain on Sat - we'll see.

Good luck in the Etsy shop.

Rambling Tart said...

Ohhh, aren't they LOVELY?! :-) These pictures made me smile so big today. :-)

aims said...

I'm sure you'll have no trouble at all selling your things on Etsy. You do such beautiful work!

Jenni said...

Best wishes on your Etsy shop, if you have any questions, just hollar..I've been on Etsy over a year now and have enjoyed it!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What beautiful butterfly pictures! Good luck on your Etsy shop. I will be waiting to see your goodies.

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Congratulations! It's nice to make a little extra money doing something you like doing.

Love the butterflies. Saw my first swallowtail this week.

Noelle said...

Congratulations! What an exciting time for you in setting up your Etsy shop. Your butterflies are beautiful.

gld said...

The butterflies are beautiful!

We had very few last year...I do so hope we have more this year. I have already seen black swallowtails.

The Etsy thing is new to me. I must live a very sheltered life!

Congratulations on the sale.

Bernie said...

Lovely butterfly shots. Congrats on your sale ... I do hope your Etsy shop takes off! Best of luck with it.

sweet bay said...

Congratulations on selling the piece so quickly! The butterflies are gorgeous.

Ami said...

Very beautiful butterflies! I still don't know why Butterflies don't visit my garden even I planted those butterfly loving plants, such as pentas, lantana, milkweed, porterweed,...

Congratulations on the sale! How exciting! I am not surprised that you got it sold that fast since it is a very beautiful piece! Good luck to your new opening off etsy shop.

Kudzu said...

congratulations for everything:D
those are gorgeous photos, and i'm about to post some i took (they're a few years old, but very bright and happy photos).
good luck and good wishes,
kudzu

Balisha said...

Good luck on Etsy...
Balisha

Kit said...

I can't wait to see your "shop"! Congrats on your first sale.

Kimberly said...

Really beautiful! I'm always amazed at the butterfly pics...I'm not good at capturing these pretty little specimens. You've done a fantastic job at it!
Good luck on Etsy...congrats on your sale!! Woo Hoo!!!

Sunita said...

I'm not surprised you made a sale even before you had set up shop. That Eastern bluebird is a real cutie! And you've embroidered him so beautifully!
The butterflies must surely be the icing on the cake :)

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Seeing butterflies hovering makes the heart happy:))
Congrates on your Etsy shop!

MtAiryMom said...

The butterflies are beautiful :) Congratulations on your sale! That was a lovely piece of embroidery you did. I wish you all the best with your etsy shop :)

I have missed you and your blog.
Sharon

tina said...

Congrats on your sale! What a happy day and butterflies to boot.