are filled with wildflowers of every color. The fragrance in the air
is so sweet!
The red and orange Indian Blanket flower
(Gaillardia pulchella) ,
the Golden-eye daisy
(Viguiera dentata) ,
and the Blue Gilia
( Gilia rigidula),
are on my mind as I stitch this luncheon cloth with matching napkins.
I have posted on this project a few months back,
getting inspiration to design this floral spray to match
a couple of vintage plates I have in my shop.
Whenever I find beautiful vintage plates, I try to design
embroidered linens to go with them in hopes to sell
them "for a new life and new use"
I tinted the flowers with crayon tinting......as you can see on the
faded un-embroidered sections on the cloth above.
I still have much stitching to do on this piece.
I hope by now this finds you warmer with a blanket of
wildflowers, instead of snow!
Said the other, little daisy, "I am very well content
To live simply in the meadow where the sun and rain are sent;
Where the bees all gather sweetness, and the dew falls on my head,
And the radiance of the moonlight is all around me shed.
"The grass and clover blossoms admire my beauty all day long,
As I listen to the music of a bird's delightful song..."
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Two Little Daisies" (1940s)