August 20, 2006

Insects in my Garden


Although, if I recall my biology correctly, spiders are not insects. I found this darling in the tomato thicket this morning (since that's the only way to describe how the tomatoes are growing these days). She had a lovely, very symmetrical web, but it does look like she's started a little counted cross stitch project on it, doesn't it? "Hah!" she says, "I can manufacture both my fabric AND my fiber." When I asked her what she's working on, she said, "The Webs of Hawk Run Hollow."

I've done a lot of stitching on several projects this weekend and completed the lower ladybug with all the backstitching (Dimples Designs, Mini Ladybugs I, done on 32 Glenshee linen over one using DMC) and started the next bug (4.5 to go!). I'm off to the feed store (mini bales of timothy hay for the Bunnyman) and other errands that I'll rush through so I can get back to stitching.

6 comments:

Carol said...

Your spider does have a nice web going there! They aren't insects? That's news to me - LOL!

Leah said...

Eek! That spider looks nasty!! You're right, spider aren't insects, they are arachnids.

catandturtle said...

OK, ladybug looks cool,,,,spider is yuck! I have a bug thing and spiders just creep me out. Basically, anything with more than 4 legs is not for me. Very nice stitching on the ladies though. :D Ann.

Sue said...

Nice stitching on the ladybugs. But the spider....nice pic of him anyways.

Michelle said...

Love the ladybugs - they look amazing! I can't wait to start on my Jeweled Scarabs!

Jean P said...

Your spider looks like a "Banana Spider" that live in Palm trees, nasty little things but with wonderful webs!