Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Daisies, Ye flowers of lowly birth embroiderers of the carpet earth.
John Clare

Yes I am very late with this posting. The weather has been very cold and fireside has been the best place unfortunately the computer is in the other room, now after a couple efforts am managing to do the post on my I pad.  I have added daisies to the Hussif piece along with some extra ones to be used on smaller parts. This daisy design origins are unknown looking through photos and also some stitched pieces I first stitched daisies from the Danish books, and about 1994 this version of an English daisy appears in my stitch pieces, like the violets I am able to vary the placement of the flower and buds, the stem is whipped back stitch, which I like because it is not as thick as doing it in cross stitch. I am now stitching the next Flower and hopefully will be back before the end of the week to share with you all.

The Book mark shown above is from a very early posting and with it is part of John Clare's poem that refers to the flowers Cowslips, violets and daisies.
I have often used this quote by John Clare, (English Poet 1793-1864) with my embroideries when  it it is part of a long poem, "Songs of Praise Imitations of the 148 Psalm"  the verse on the daisies was preceded by two others mentioning flowers, first cowslips then violets and below is one of my earlier designs for a pin cushion using daisies  with the same quote.


Beth said...

I like the addition of the daisies Lee. They are charming.

Ali said...

The daisies are very pretty and I love the bookmark. X

Paula Lima said...

The first 4 cross stitch works I made were flowers I made to offer to my mom and for years and years they were in her living room! Love the flowers you did, they are really lovely!!
It is funny to look outside for a 29 degree summer day in Portugal, with temperatures raising and know that on the other half of the world winter temperatures are settling in!
New Zealand is in my "bucket list" to visit some day. It is good to have dreams!!!
Do you know "Offspring"?
Regards from Portugal

Annie said...

Beautiful embroidery as usual. You have such a good eye for arrangement. And I'm making note of that whipped back stitch for stems.

The bookmark is so elegant! I love your finishing techniques on that too. Is that Nun's stitch around the edge?

gracie said...

It is always a delight to visit with you. Your work is so beautiful and inspiring.

Vickie said...

I have sprinkled English Daisy seeds in my garden for the first year. I am so pleased. Your work is sweet. :)

Joysze said...

Lovely flowers!

Annette-California said...

I love your beautiful English daises, violets and Cowslips. And your ladybug charm is so pretty. I also am taking note to use whipped backstitch for stems. Lovely needlework!!!
love Annette

Mouse said...

scrummy stitching, love the colours :)and a fire place sounds a fab place to sit and stitch :)love mouse

Gabriella said...

Lovely flowers.

Madtatter80 said...

Beautiful work very classic to keep and do over and over again! I did not know the the Danish did a type of cross-stitch that was not as filled in this is interesting! love the pillow so sweet!