by nonmusicmom 11 Nov 2009

been looking for a week now and can't find one. We love sharing the legand but I need a FSL spider to go with it. Last year I made beaded spiders but they sat on a branch and I want them to hang. That's why I thought FSL would work best.

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by sewmom 13 Nov 2009

Here is an fsl spider web charm set.
And Designs by sick spiders.

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nonmusicmom by nonmusicmom 13 Nov 2009

Thanks I will look here.

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by chenille 12 Nov 2009

We are familiar with the Christmas Spider story...but have never heard of the Pickle one??? Could someone enlighten me?

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nonmusicmom by nonmusicmom 13 Nov 2009

The pickle one is a German legand and the child who finds the pickle ornament will have good luck for the year and they recieve a special gift.

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by gramsbear 12 Nov 2009

Thanx so much for sharing this! I love reading about traditions. I had not heard about the spider or the pickle! Thanx again...

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by nonmusicmom 12 Nov 2009

THE LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS SPIDER
(A folk legend from Germany and the Ukraine)
O nce upon a time, long ago, a gentle mother was busily cleaning the house for the most wonderful day of the year.... The day on which the Christ child came to bless the house. Not a speck of dust was left. Even the spiders had been banished from their cozy corner in the ceiling to avoid the housewife's busy cleaning. They finally fled to the farthest corner of the attic.

T'was the Christmas eve at last! The tree was decorated and waiting for the children to see it. But the poor spiders were frantic, for they could not see the tree, nor be present for the Christ child's visit. But the oldest and wisest spider suggested that perhaps they could peep through the crack in the door to see him. Silently they crept out of their attic, down the stairs, and across the floor to wait in the crack in the threshold. Suddenly, the door opened a wee bit and quickly the spiders scurried into the room. They must see the tree closely, since their eyes weren't accustomed to the brightness of the room... so the crept all over the tree, up and down, over every branch and twig and saw every one of the pretty things. At last they satisfied themselves completely of the Christmas tree beauty.

But alas!! Everywhere they went they had left their webs, and when the little Christ child came to bless the house he was dismayed. He loved the little spiders, for they were God's creatures too, but he knew the mother, who had trimmed the tree for the little children, wouldn't feel the same, so He touched the webs and they all turned to sparkling, shimmering, silver and gold!

Ever since that time, we have hung tinsel on our christmas trees, and according to the legend, it has been a custom to include a spider among the decorations on the tree.



I would like to thank my wonderful sister Marsha (Mart)
for giving me this joyous story to share with you.

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sissibrode by sissibrode 12 Nov 2009

Nice legend, thanks ***

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by marysew11000 12 Nov 2009

Thank You!!! I learn something new today??

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nonmusicmom by nonmusicmom 12 Nov 2009

Good. My dad always said when you go to bed if you can say you learned something today then it was a good day.

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by waterlily 12 Nov 2009

I was unfamiliar with this legend. Thanks for posting this. I learned something today!

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nonmusicmom by nonmusicmom 12 Nov 2009

Good. My dad always said its a good day when you can say you learned something today.

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by shirlener88 12 Nov 2009

Paula, thank you for the story and the idea - so that is why we touch up the tree with tinsel - Hehehe!

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nonmusicmom by nonmusicmom 12 Nov 2009

That's why.

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by maryjo 11 Nov 2009

I just Binged FSL spiders. Anna Bove Embroidery has a set of FSL spiders. Might be more like what you're looking for. Click on Freestanding lace and it's near the bottom of the page. There are 3 dangling spiders for a reasonable price.

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nonmusicmom by nonmusicmom 12 Nov 2009

Thanks i will go there and check it out.

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by bevintex 11 Nov 2009

christmas pickle

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katydid by katydid 11 Nov 2009

Cute!!!

nonmusicmom by nonmusicmom 12 Nov 2009

Last year we looked and looked for a pickle for my sister. Now I want a pickle. On the hunt again.lol

maryjo by maryjo 12 Nov 2009

I have 3 FSL picles in my stash. All were freebies at some time. The only one I can track down is from SewDragon Designs, it's not free anymore. But here is the link. www.sewdragondesigns.com.

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by bevintex 11 Nov 2009

here is one version of the christmas spider

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katydid by katydid 11 Nov 2009

Love these old fairy tales.

nonmusicmom by nonmusicmom 12 Nov 2009

Thanks.

chenille by chenille 15 Nov 2009

Thank you!

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by marysew11000 11 Nov 2009

Sorry I never heard of either legend, the spider or pickle??? on a Christmas tree...

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nonmusicmom by nonmusicmom 12 Nov 2009

Well now you have. Thanks

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by maryjo 11 Nov 2009

Designs by Sick has a couple sets of FSL spiders. They are on webs but they might work for what you want to do. I just recently read about this legend somewhere. Didn't get the whole story. Can you post the legend for those of us who aren't familiar with it. I have several FSL pickles to go with the Christmas Pickle tradition , but the spider is new to me.

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nonmusicmom by nonmusicmom 12 Nov 2009

Thanks I will go look.

nonmusicmom by nonmusicmom 12 Nov 2009

I posted the legand .

romanojg by romanojg 14 Nov 2012

Where did you get the pickle. We celebrate it each yr. This yr I'm making a Christmas tree advent calendar and would love to add the pickle to it but can't find one.

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