Monday, July 22, 2013


The Butterfly is an ancient symbol of the resurrection of Christ. In its life in the cocoon it appears to be dead. And then mysteriously it comes to life and breaks through its prison. In its transformation it becomes a beautiful creature that is free to fly in any direction it wishes.
At the birth of Jesus we remember that Jesus was more than a human person. He broke through the limitations of the flesh, and was raised to new life. We remember also that, like him, we are born to be free.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

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Der Schmetterling ist ein uraltes Zeichen der Auferstehung Christi. In seinem Leben im Kokon scheint er tot zu sein. Und dann kommt er auf mysteriöse Weise zum Leben und durchbricht sein Gefängnis. In seiner Umwandlung wird er ein schönes Geschöpf das frei in jede Richtung fliegen kann wie es möchte.
Bei der Geburt Jesu gedenken wir, dass Jesus mehr als ein Mensch war. Er durchbrach die Grenzen des Fleisches, und wurde zu neuem Leben erweckt.
Wir erinnern uns auch, dass wir wie er geboren sind um frei zu sein.

Daher, wenn jemand in Christus ist, so ist er eine neue Schöpfung; das Alte ist vergangen, siehe, Neues ist geworden. (2. Korinther 5, 17)

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 And here is the PDF "Butterfly" for you to download.

Please do not sell the patterns or the ornaments. If you give them as gifts, please always include the explanation of the symbol.
I would love to hear from all who are using my patterns. It would be nice to know that my efforts are not in vain. You find my email address on the pattern if you have any question about it. Happy to help.

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I am also a lacemaker. So this year I finally started what I also had dreamed about for quite some time: the
Chrismons in Lace Series.

This is a design by Brigitte Bellon and can be found in the
Heartland Lace Guild newsletter Pillow Talk #91
A membership form can be found here.

update 02/02/2015:
Brigitte Bellon is incredible generous and allowed me to share her pattern here with you for your own personal use
PDF "Lace Butterfly"

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1 comment:

  1. Made one with gold wings and one with pearl wings. Thank you for you hard work and dedication to the ministry of the Lord.