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« on: July 04, 2012 07:39:42 AM »

My girls love this time of year. They are the best firefly catchers on Earth. They'll have like 10 fireflies in their hands and 4 crawling up their arms at a time. That is what inspired me to make this hoopla.



Let me first state how hard it is to get a child to stop playing outside to take a picture of their mother doing embroidery.

This is the only picture not awkwardly taken by me:



I tried to get a better action shot:



The rest of my photos were mostly the back of my head or the ground...

Here is my hoopla the next day before I 'finished' it:



A close up of a happy glow worm:



Aaaand finished!



I had to go inside to use the hot glue gun, and I started it inside on my light table, but the rest of it was completed outside watching my children play! It was really fun to do, and it was nice to put one of my favorite quotes down on fabric! I am going to make another one later this month, as my friend has asked for one for her birthday.  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012 07:47:42 AM »

That is too funny. I have never heard the rhyme before, but it is hilarious. Your glow worms are cute too!
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012 08:37:17 AM »

LOVE it!

I want to BE a firefly now Smiley

We have loads of fireflies here but they are quick buggers and rarely get caught.
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012 10:23:39 AM »

goodness me that's awesome.
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2012 07:16:45 PM »

Oh, my goodness, so cute! Makes me wish we had fireflies here.
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2012 08:23:12 AM »

Thanks everyone!

I grew up in a place where we didn't have fireflies, so moving to the midwest came with at least one happy surprise.  Cheesy

I don't know where glow worms reside in the world, as I have never seen one, but this saying pops into my head whenever we go firefly 'hunting'. (We catch and release.)  And it makes my girls giggle.  So it was a win-win.

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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012 04:07:40 PM »

So cute!  I love the poem.   Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2012 06:34:10 PM »

This is so adorable, and hilarious! I love it.
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2012 08:54:22 AM »

I absolutely love this - such a cute poem and I love the style of it - also, I have loads of happy childhood firefly memories - I bet your girls will too!
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2012 10:55:57 PM »

Made me smile. My grandma's property in the mountains has a creek running through it and every night at sunset thousands of fireflies take flight on either side. It's such a magical time.
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