Several days ago I posted this piece and asked for comments. All of the comments I received told me exactly what I knew already. The crocheted butterflies did not show up. They totally blended into the beautiful marbled tree. I decided to add purple hand dyed fabric behind the butterflies but as soon as I placed the crocheted butterflies on top they again disappeared into the background. My Mother crocheted these butterflies and I really wanted to use them but will have to find another application.