11/11/2009

And a spider sat down beside me!

The most treasured purchase on my trip to Colorado was a handcrafted, brass belt buckle which is almost 3" across. I spied it on a mannequin in front of a shop that sold used clothing. I snatched it up immediately for $10... Kerry, Leslie, Debbie and Diane didn't seem all that excited about my wonderful treasure. But won't they be jealous when they see it as the latch on a CQ "spider" sewing bag? ... First I was going to enter it in the purse contest but keeping something secret for 6 months is too hard for me to do.....


I have always been fascinated by spiders and their webs. I posted the Spider RR last spring and was delighted to see it was so well received. I love spiders in my garden and the most moving visual moment in my life involved spider webs. I was walking uphill near our back meadow in the woods. A fog lifted and left 5 acres of grass and weeds filled with dew-covered spider webs with the sun shining through.. There must have been a million of them. Of course I dashed back to the house for the camera but the magic moment had passed.

7 comments:

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Your belt buckle IS gorgeous, Gerry! Sorry if I didn't seem excited - I think I was just on visual overload from all the wonderful sights in Breckenridge - the classes, the eye candy, the shops, etc. Once in awhile I found I just had to go outside and sit and wait for the squirrel to come to calm myself - too much excitement for this country girl! I can't wait to see the bag you make - I KNOW it will be a work of art!
Hugs,
Kerry

Diane said...

I know I was happy for you, but maybe I had run out of excitement! You were SO excited and I just know that whatever you are going to make will be wonderful and one-of-a-kind. Looking forward to seeing the project beginnings.

Jo in NZ said...

I know I would've bought it!!!

Anonymous said...

Gerry, I know you love spiders and I remember the excitement when you showed us your treasure..I can only wish that I someday will have your your vision. I"m sure your spider purse will be gorgeous! Debbie (Maine)

gocrazywithme said...

I would have wrestled you for that belt buckle! Good thing I wasn't with you when you spotted it....

Gerry said...

LOVE IT! LOVE IT! This is soooo cool. It will make a great latch on your sewing bag.

Anonymous said...

Very cool buckle!! I found something very similar on a trip to Toronto last year. :)

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