Saturday, October 13, 2007

Christmas stockings, Spider Webs & Fall Colour

Now that all my current swap commitments are finished I can concentrate on the Vintage Christmas Stocking Swap. I have been jotting and sketching various ideas in the small book that I carry everywhere. Finally the stocking was planned and I headed over to the fabric store. While carefully checking all the different fabrics one jumped out and called to me. It had Heather's name written all over it. I just had to buy this fabric and now there is a redesigned stocking pattern. This fabric is so amazing that another little item is planned for it as well.

In the last while I have found two different spider webs that I had to take photos of. The first one I found when we visited the Botanical Gardens a couple of weeks ago. A metal sculpture of a spider in it's web.

The second picture is one of those that only come along once in awhile. I was walking through the living room and saw something sparkling in the window. The sun was just at the right angle to show off two spider webs attached to our awning. The were so beautiful I had to try and take a picture. Surprisingly, the picture show the webs very well. Click the picture for a closer view. The last four pictures are fall colour examples. The colours haven't been as good as other years and slower in coming. We have had an extremely hot, dry summer and the trees are very stressed. The first picture was taken out of the car and the other three were snapped through the window while we were driving.

14 comments:

The Rose Room said...

Beautiful photos and colours Karen. Now generally I don't do spiders and anything associated with them but the web in your window is so beautiful. Take Care - Rachael-xo

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

My house is covered in spider webs, but I never thought to think of them as anything but yucky.

Natasha Burns said...

lovely pic of the spider webs, i am so glad i didn't see spiders in them!
Autumn was very slow here too earlier in the year. I remember thinking that the trees weren't changing colour like normal. Then suddenly it all happened in a week and bang we were in the middle of a cold winter! today was beautiful here in Melbourne today, it got to over 30 degrees celsius (86F). so we are starting to get nice weather.... but tomorrow only half that...

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Ooooh your pics are so lovely!!! I hope it's okay to add you to my links list??? :-)

((((hugs))))

Jenny

Bejeweled said...

Spiderwebs are so very beautiful. Especially those circular ones. We have a lot of large fuzzy spiders here that build dense, thick "mats" or "carpet" webs next to the ground. They they hide on the edge, under a leaf or stick and wait. I'd rather have pretty lacy webs like yours :)

Looking forward to seeing the stocking you're designing!

Amy said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with for your vintage Christmas stocking swap!
-Amy

rapids said...

The spider webs in your window are gorgeous. Ian said "oh oh looks like the spiders have captured the house!"

I love all your interesting things around your house. a great blog!
rose

She'sSewPretty said...

You can come take pictures of my cobwebs anytime. LOL I can't wait to see your stocking. I'm working on mine too and looking for ideas of what to put in it.

Sandra Evertson said...

Love the spider webs yours and the metal one!
Sandra Evertson

The Rose Room said...

Hello Karen, I have given you an award:)

Mary Isabella said...

Nice and
very Halloween sider webs. Mary

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

OH I am so excited!!!!! How sweet to think of you shopping around the fabric store for me... aren't swaps the best??!! I know I will love anything you create for me.

Love your fall pictures...I think this weekend will be one of the best for color for us. Have a great night! Heather

Felicia said...

I love all your beautiful fall color!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing the beautiful fall colors!
Blondie