2/26/2010

Ode to Daffodils

I thought I was finished with this but realized as I see it I have yet to put the spider on the web... But other than that it is done... I did a LOT of experimenting with the block.... the cross stitching, the alcohol inks on the sun button and all the stumpwork. The garden hat came out better than I could have hoped since I was making it up as I went along (see post below). The little heart by the sun on the upper right came from Cathy's impressive stash.. along with a yellow button from her grandfather.... momentos of a great visit.

Daffodils are my favorite flower in the garden and I have hundreds....singles, doubles, miniatures, ruffled ones, and all shades of white, yellow, and gold. I love them because they love me... Deer don't eat the blooms, gophers don't eat the bulbs, they're winter hardy and they like a dry dormant period in the summer... my dream flower.... And if daffodils had wings, they'd be goldfinches....right???

11 comments:

Ati. said...

Gerry, your daffodils block looks great. Sunny and "Spring". You are a fantastic CQ-Encruster!

Plays with Needles said...

There is so much to love in this block. Every choice has been perfect for creating this garden's ode to the daffodil -- the trim that looks like a fence, the checked ribbon that looks like a garden plot, the coneflower on the seam treatment, the hat (of course), the birds (of course, again!), the bee skep, but...by far, my absolute favorite thing is your handpainted goldfinch button. You are a master gardener and it was such a joy to see you tend this square of your daffodil garden.

Diane said...

I can't stop looking at this block! So many clever and interesting touches. Love your hat! It looks 3D, did you build it up by couching?

Diane said...

Just looked at the hat instructions, brilliant! This is such an interesting block.

katiejayinpa said...

Stunning as usual....always i am amazed at the talent you show...love the birds especially, and of course all the different ways you can put a daffodil together!

piney cq said...

Just beautimous, goajus, etc! LOVE the sun face! This is such a wonderfully bright block!

Lesley said...

Gerry, I really love this, and thank you so much for your detailed tutorials. They really make me push myself to do more. You have truly imspired me to try new methods. Thank you. Blessings Lesley

Wilma said...

Gerry, your Ode to Daffodils is awesome, I share your love for them, can't wait before they start to bloom! Are you still searching for sun buttons, I have a wooden one for you made by Debbie Mumm, if you want it just mail.

Juli said...

Gerry,

Your block is awesome! I really like the straw hat!!

Eileene said...

Gerry, I love the ole to daffodils block. Do you have a tut on how to make the "sun face surrounded with beads"?? I'd love to make one but don't have a clue how to start. Eileene http://noiseynana.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

Your wonderful work, especailly the birds, takes my breath away!!!

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