Monday, December 19, 2005

Where is my Holiday Spirit? My holiday Spider?

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This new listing Jen Jen is on my Etsy Store I have several more listed there tonight.

"I can't seem to find the Christmas spirit" said Charlie Brown.
I can really relate to him this year. It all seems so contrived and commercial.

I will make an effort tomorrow to clean and decorate.

That reminds me of a story;

Once upon a time there was an old widow woman who lived alone in a small cottage on the edge of town. Behind her house was the woods and beyond that the forest.

She lived alone, quite poor, she was a weaver by trade. She spun her wool, and wove the cloth. The grand tartans she made were spectacular to behold, but because her heart was so good, she seldom sold them for what they were worth, her customers were as poor as she and she could not let them go without clothes for the bairns.

As the yule of the year approched she decided to give her little cottage a good cleaning and make a space for her little tree. As she swept the floors she found a spider. Recognizing a fellow spinner, she set the spider outside the door and wished her well.

The tree was brought in and decorated with some paper chains. The woman was tired and told herself she would make more decorations in the morning. She went to bed and slept the sleep that hard work brings.

The next morning as the sun arose the first rays of light hit her little tree. It was beautiful! During the night the industrious spider has spun a golden thread all around her tree. It was completely covered with gold! The magical spider had given her the gold as a gift, because she had not harmed her.
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The old woman lived the rest of her life without a want and was grateful to the spider, who's gift of spinning had made her life so much better.
The End
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At 5:37 PM, Blogger Mimi said...

That is such a heartwarming story...I do wish I could be so content as to not want anything but only to give...Thanks for sharing the story! Happy Holidays to you, Deb!

At 6:40 PM, Blogger Kate, the Odd Ball Knitter said...

You always make me smile, Deb. Thanks for the Christmas present.

At 7:00 PM, Blogger goldi said...

That was sweet - thanks! Happy Solstice (encouraging to know the days will now get longer again)!

At 7:34 PM, Blogger 'Zann said...

Thanks for the story, Deb! I keep thinking I'd like to do fiber storytelling next time I do an art fair - may I add this to my repertoire if I do? Solstice blessings, 'zann

At 7:51 PM, Blogger Dudleyspinner's Tie Dye Rovings said...

Zann, It is an old folk tale with a little twist, any oral telling of the story is fine. I may write it up someday for publication who knows.


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