Hello readers! I will jump right into this post and let you know that one thing that I have been crazy about since I was about 12 or 13 is butterflies. As I have contemplated the reasons, I honestly can't think of anything specific. How weird is that? It's just one of the things that make me happy. Some people like smiley faces, ladybugs, rainbows, cats, dogs but for me it has always been butterflies. Two instances come to mind when I think of my love for them.
One of the first memories I have of consciously picking something with butterflies was a pair of curtains. My Granny worked very hard cleaning houses so that she could have spending money. She often, and very generously spent this money on her grandchildren. She would take each of us on or around our birthday and take us shopping and to lunch. This particular birthday she had allowed me to pick some curtains and other decor for my bedroom. I fell in love with these curtains with monarch butterflies on them. After that, and even to this day I still am drawn to these beautiful insects.
My next memory is going to San Francisco with my husband for the day. We only had one child and were lucky enough to have babysitting. We were able to go and spend the whole day on Fisherman's Wharf. My husband surprised me by allowing me to pick a really special souvenir. There was a whole shop filled with mounted butterflies in glass cases. I picked one and it hung on my wall for years.
I always enjoy seeing them float and fly by because it signals summer is here to stay for awhile and they seem so peaceful in their silent flight. Because of my infatuation with butterflies I had to of course include them in my magnets sets. Have a look and have a good week!