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Bug of the Day

OMG, look at this adorable hummingbird clearwing (Hemaris thysbe)! How is this squee-worthy beastie not a Pokemon??? I had it in the fridge yesterday so I could get a few good photographs, including the ones above. Today it was finally sunny out so I let it go outside. It sat on my fingers for a long time and then suddenly took off up into the sky like a little fighter jet.

@biomechabird It was only in the fridge for a few hours, til I could photograph it. I think it would last a few days in the fridge, depends on the species. Seems kind of cruel to keep them there that long though…

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For the first time ever, I’m putting some of my textile art up on Etsy - these three hand-sewn and embroidered moths are up in my shop, which lives here: etsy.com/shop/heywitch

These little pals are a labour of love - every stitch on them is done by hand over the course of many (oh so many!) hours.

It’s likely I won’t be selling any other small embroidered sculptures like this for a while (especially moth-shaped ones), so if you’ve wanted to get your hands on one of these guys, now’s the time!

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I’m about to toss myself in bed to get a couple hours of sleep before a very early flight, but wanted to post these two wee moths I made before my very welcome vacation (more on that later!).

They’re examples for an embroidery workshop I’m teaching at the end of April, but I love them so much I’ve decided they’re also my friends*

*I’m re-reading Anne of Green Gables right now in advance of watching more of the new series that’s being aired here & I think Anne-with-an-E’s way of thinking is percolating even more so than usual in my brain!