I decided to start a post just for Spiders and Spider Webs since they are such an elemental part of Crazy Quilting. This way, if anyone decides to put one on their CQ they can just find this discussion
I did a little reasearch this afternoon and found some good information.
Carolyn Phillips Spiders and Spider Webs (This is the same link I posted in CQ Close Ups)
Kitty and Me Designs Tutorial
Sharon Boggons In a Minutes Ago Whiped Spiders Wheel
Did you see the eye candy close ups on Kitty and Me. OMG! Thanks for the links. I do like the beaded spiders.
Yes. I wish she sold materials, but only completed items. What a tallented CQr!
Great resources. I appreciate your research skills.
Research is something I like to do and I'm glad you find it useful. I had my own way of doing spiders webs, but it's iteresting to see that there are other ways to go about it.
How's your Sunday going, Robin?
Well, it's been busy with family which is always good but not productive. I need to stop playing on the internet and get my lesson plans finished. But I need advice. I got my bday present from my inlaws today and I wanted to purchase silk ribbons. I went to ESD and now I don't know what colors to buy. I basically have very little mostly left overs from the set at school. So where do I start????
Robin:I got my bday present from my inlaws today and I wanted to purchase silk ribbons. I went to ESD and now I don't know what colors to buy. I basically have very little mostly left overs from the set at school. So where do I start????
You should think of what you'll be making the most and get colors that'll work for that. For me that is flowers so I always start with flower colors and greens.
Thanks for the advice. I wanted to catch the sale at ESD before it ends.
Robin: I got my bday present from my inlaws today and I wanted to purchase silk ribbons.
Happy Birthday? Have fun shopping!!!!
You are welcome, Robin. You made me remember that I have a gift card I got from my sister for my birthday that I haven't spent yet....lookout ESD!
Happy Birthday Robin!
I always thought it odd that spider and spider webs - things that make most of us go "Eeeeeeeuuuuuuuuwwwwww" were considered good luck and added to crazy quilts - made at a time when "ladylike behavior" had little to do with little crawly insects!
But they do make very nice embellishment options!
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I have wondered about this myself. Even though I am afraid of them, I see beauty in them. Maybe not the spiders themselves but their intricate webs with dew drops sparkiling in the sun remind me of strings of diamonds. And I like that their webs capture unwanted insects like flies and garden pests.
So many wonders we have in nature, and everything has a reason for being here. I need another lifetime to really appreciate the details and history of it all.
I agree with you ladies about the spiders. However, why is that the ones that jump out at you in and make you jump and go eeeek! are not love jeweled encrusted works of art, but brown furry things that may or may not be poisonous. And why do they have to appear in the middle of class and make even 17 year boys become alarmed.
Oh the funny things that happen at school!
Robin: why is that the ones that jump out at you in and make you jump and go eeeek!
LOL, Everyone respects the fear of the spider.
I think they are secretly laughing at us. (Look at little "me" scaring that big human.) LOL. And they're so darned fast! They seem to read your mind if you leave to get the Raid can. They know! And you go back and can't find them, and are left wondering where they're going to pop out next. If it wasn't for the poisonous factor, I'd laugh right along with them for getting one over on me....