25/05/2012

Circles & Spirals #FolksyFriday

Friday again already and it seems that summer is finally here. Fingers crossed that it`s here to stay for a while.
For regular readers you know that I have done a blog about circles, not the same as this I hasten to add. Circles and connections are still on my mind, more so at the minute with the advent of a friendship cake.
The cake is called Herman and is a German friendship cake. I was given a bowl of the mix and a list of instructions that take 10 days to fulfil. At the end of this time after stirring some days and feeding on others the remaining mix is divided into 4 equal parts. Three of these are to give away to friends or family and the fourth is kept, ingredients added and baked.
I was thinking about this ongoing circle as I was mixing ingredients into my remaining portion. I realised I could have just made the cake with the portion I was given at the start, but that of course would have defeated the object of the whole exercise. It is more than just a cake it is an ongoing and ever widening circle of people that are connected by this cake.
Quite extraordinary when you think about it.
Some people have never heard of it and others have long since taken part, occasionally getting some back, to begin the process all over again.
It was this process that made me decide to have circles on here today and include spirals. Mainly because in it`s way the cake is a spiral too. It must have started, at one time, with one person, then spiralled outwards growing bigger and bigger.
Quite a testament to the power of love and friendship.
Yesterday I was out and about with my youngest grandson and later visited a sister in law to give a portion of the cake mix to. She thought it was a lovely idea as did my daughter and grandaughter I gave the other two portions to. Later in the day I mixed and made the remaining portion into my cake all the while thinking of that growing circle.
That also made me think of the circle of the seasons with it being a lovely day. Just so many spirals and circles in our lives.
As usual, to see a bigger picture or a description, just click on the item to view it in the shop.
ENJOY!!!

Spirals start small, ever growing
as nature intended outwardly flowing.
Circles are closed like a wheel
that ongoing line having a seal.
A family circle is not quite right
it`s a spiral that grows out of sight.
It starts out small, just a few
then more are added until there`s a crew.
It splits and divides, new circles are made
but the ongoing love just never fades.
A circle steadfast against the world
a spiral that is a great love unfurled.
Each small circle is surrounded,
by a larger that keeps us grounded.
A friendship circle is just as strong
that spiral too just as long.
It`s all about lot`s of fun
but when those parts are done
there`s always someone at your back
so that support you never lack.
That`s what a family circle should be,
at least, that`s what it means to me!


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Daisy Beth. Glorious Oak.
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SkyBlueView. Jenny Feather.
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Candy Rose Crafts. Deborah Jones Jewellery.


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CariadCrafts. Janine Basil.
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Amy`s Emporium. Ritzy Swish.
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Kushmoma. Raven`s Stained Glass.


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Poppy`s Bibs. Chatty Nora.
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Spiral Fountain Jewellery. Berangere Ceramics.
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Carol`s Glass. Adien Crafts.

Hope you enjoyed todays bneautiful array of spiral and circle creations by the lovely crafters from Folksy.
Thanks for visiting, please come back soon.

6 comments:

  1. What a lovely selection of items. My brother just got given a herman cake - he drove it home for my mum to look after! (But he wants the finished cake back to eat!!).

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  2. Lovely selection- especially the Amy's Emporium bowl

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  3. I am very drawn to spirals and circles too, your poem is very apt.
    Thanks for including my earrings.
    Deborah

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  4. Glad you all enjoyed it. The cake is very tasty.

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  5. Ah, I friend of mine was talking about baking someone called Herman the other day and I wondered what on earth she meant! :-)

    Love the collection of circles, though they do bring back memories of last Saturday when I went ice skating at a very small local rink!

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  6. Thanks so much for featuring me.

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