Saturday, April 16, 2011

Rainbow Challenge and Surprise

Purple is the April color for the 2011 Rainbow Scrap Challenge and I decided to use a fabric scrap that has purple in the stripes to make myself a nice little mug rug.  These work up so easily that I'm betting that I'll be making lots more .. no wonder everybody but me has already made some!

And now for the surprise:
Why am I happy that this poor little bush that was so full and lush just a little while ago is now almost bare of leaves?  

Before
After

Because there are a bunch of these little guys munching on it and that's exactly why I planted it!  These are caterpillars that will become monarch butterflies and this is a type of butterfly bush (one of the milkweed types) - it's their favorite food.

Now



Later
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Just another harbinger of Spring!

6 comments:

mainer said...

We recently planted a butterfly bush so we hope it gives us some good results as yours has. Nice mug rug!

Ellen said...

Your mug rug looks great!

Scrappy quilter said...

Love your mug rug. And that butterfly bush..awesome.

Angela said...

Your mug rug is lovely

scraphappy said...

What a cute little mug rug. Such a fun fad to have go around.

Kathy said...

Love your pocket on the mug rug. Looks like your butterfly bush is doing it's job.