Monday, October 1, 2012

Crawly but not creepy

I love trying and learning new things. Yesterday I created some crawly but never creepy...
Yes, spiders. These however are sparkling with beads.
Many years ago... I do mean many, I heard the legend of the Christmas Spider. The original tale that I was told is a little different than the one I have now, but no matter. It is a sweet story.
I had a web and spider and for over 30 years and it rested on a branch of my tree every year. Then poof, one year the spider was missing.  This year I decided to add it back to my tree. Then I figured, well, if you make one then why not make several and send them off to friends for their tree along with the story. So--- if you think you may want one for your Christmas tree, keep a watch for the post that invites you to enter my web.
Last night I had a chat via telephone with my mom. We started to reminiscence about "the days".  Now mom is 85 and sometimes she , well, let's say--- on third thought let's not. Anyway, Mr H brought up something I always tell him is a fond memory. Angel food cakes. Mom made the best angel food cake. So I told her how I think of it often. The reply... are you sitting? " I am going to bake one this week and then freeze it and then I will mail it off to you". I know the post is good, but mailing across country and how it will end up here? I will keep you informed if this happens. She means well. Did I mention that she is still waiting for me to return to RI? We packed up, sold everything and drove across country 8, yes eight years ago and she is still waiting. Enough of this....
It has been a great few days off from work which has been very busy. Everyone is sewing this or that and getting Christmas gifts ready. I have to get through Fall first! Are you making many of your gifts? Today is a plan to make a gift that will be for Halloween. It involves beads.  And a little relaxing with a book.
REMEMBER... still looking for a name for My Lady.... so leave a suggestion either here or there.... and emails... I hope your day is terrific!

8 comments:

cucki said...

cute spider..so sweetttttttt
big hugs xxx

Vickie said...

Oh, I wonder if that cake will make it's way to you.
I am making a few Christmas gifts this year. A bit less than last year.

Marcy said...

Hmmm, milady looks like a Melody to me. And your spiders are beautiful!

Julie said...

That looks like the best kind of spider, really nice.

Trace4J said...

Oh how fun if the cake does show up. My daughter loves angel food.
What beautiful fun spiders too.
Hugs & JOY
Trace


www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Nancy said...

Hope that cake arrives in double time and in perfect condition! Love the spiders!

Woman Seeking Center said...

Gracie your spiders are wonderful!

And the cake & your mom...
what came to my mind reading about the cake is the thought that if it departs and arrives at all (in whatever good or disasterous condition lol) perhaps just count it as a way for your mom to feel she's doing something 'for you'? *There's no accounting for the instinct(s) of mothers to do for and/or be of help/comfort to their children...

Hugs
Issy

SoCal Debbie said...

I've read the story of the Christmas spider too, but never had one on my tree. But one of your beaded spiders will be lovely! I'll be waiting for your web invitation!