Tuesday, June 23, 2009

BOOKMARK FOR A FRIEND









"Daisies ye flowers of lowly birth, embroiderers of the carpet earth."


I have often used this quote by John Clare, (English Poet 1793-1864) with my embroideries and when planing to use it again this week decided to check out where it came from. Found it was part of a long poem, "Songs of Praise Imitations of the 148 Psalm", found too that the verse on the daisies was preceded by two others mentioning flowers, first cowslips then violets. The result was a completely different design than originally planned and my new bookmark design stitched for a friend has these three flowers.

1 comment:

Mum & Dad said...

I do so enjoy reading your blog site Lee. It contains much interest and the designs are just gorgeous.