Hi folks...Well you learn something new everyday ...When I hear of a little tidbit of info unbeknownst to me it is just so funny...I mean Don't I know everything ?? ( My kids accuse me of thinking that !! Hey, all Mother's need to at least come close to that accusation....lol)
Anyhow, Saundra of Woodland Junction is hooking up one of the doodles in my
Americana Thyme Doodle Booklet...It is the little elephant holding the "Liberty" banner in his tail...Well, as she was showing her progress on her rug to a group of folks, they informed her of these little folky traditions:
" As in horse shoes, the trunk needs to be slightly turned up to keep in the good LUCK, just as horseshoes need to be with them in the shape of a U for good luck.
And supposedly anyone who collects elephant figurines will only buy the ones with the trunk up because the GOOD LUCK is saved inside. If the trunk is downward then the luck runs out."
HMMMM...I really did not know that ?? ( DON"T tell my kids that !...lol)
Soooo...here is a pic of the trunk down and then she just for the heck of it, made the change and turned the trunk up slightly on the end ... Isn't is cute ? I love her work !!