Mar 27, 2009

DON'T YOU THINK DAISIES ARE THE FRIENDLIEST FLOWER?

The title of this post is one of Meg's lines in "You've Got Mail". It's in the scene when Tom comes to visit with a bouquet of daisies and she has a cold and he wants her to forgive him for putting her out of business and she says "Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?". Man, I love that damn movie.

I knew I would enjoy this piece, but I completely underestimated just how much I would do so. I am just loving every single stitch and every single motif and every single minute I'm spending with this one! Woo Hoo! Now, y'all know how much I already love our girl Laura J. Perin...but I have to say that this one ROCKS!
The good news is that there are more flowers in this series to stitch! I can see it now....a black sleigh style day bed in my guest room covered in a white eyelet comforter and tons of these pillows. Wouldn't that just be lovely? I do have several pillows on the guest bed now, but they seem to be scattered about willy nilly. Methinks we need to have a THEME.

Hmmmm. Wonder how I can stop making french knots that look like little niplets?:

OK, OK, I didn't use the called-for ribbon floss on this one. I used Sparkle Rays for the petals instead:

I DID use the ribbon floss here, but realized later that it was supposed to be #5 perle cotton. For the Rhodes stitches in the middle, I used my beloved Flair:

Here I tried not to carry my thread on the back...I don't think it shows through, so I must have done something right:

So that's the progress thus far. I am truly hoping that I can finish this one up before the weekend is over so that I might jump into the Lily of the Valley Collage. I think I have all of the borders already completed on that one, so it might be a quickie!

19 comments:

  1. Your stitching is stunning!

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  2. Your project is truly a thing of beauty!

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  3. Oh my gosh--that is STUNNING!!! Wow. I want to run my hands over the stitches to feel the dimensions. Beautiful!! Love your BBD rabbit, too.

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  4. Gorgeous design of Laura's and beautiful stitching! Love to see your photos of the different flossed and textures. And the colours are prefectly springy!

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  5. Oh, you are THE master! I just make an X and you do all these lovely stitching TECHNIQUES....impressive! And totally gorgeous!

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  6. This is pretty! You definitely need a bed full of these.

    Ah, can I come stay with you when you have about 6 of them on the guest bed? Just to stare, you know?

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  7. It is beautiful.
    Très très beau.
    Bravo.

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  8. OK, let me get this straight. You bought one needlework kit, and now it's going to cost you how much to redecorate your room around it?? I mean, I knew stitching was an expensive hobby, but truly, I had no idea . . .

    Honestly, Coni, now that you've described the setting for this Oh So Magnificent Piece of Daisy Loveliness at Its Very Friendliest, your path is set. Break out the other flowers in the series and call in the the redecorators!

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  9. Your love of all things Laura J. Perin is contagious. Now I'm considering doing her seasonal freebies - Winter Wind, etc. Almost finished with the Summer Flower Boxes. Good substitute for the ribbon floss. Looks lovely. I went with Kreinik 1/16th instead of ribbon floss on the Flower Boxes because I didn't have Sparkle Rays in the right color.

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  10. You've convinced me. I keep looking at that series and thinking... I should get those. But I have so many projects half started, half finished I keep telling myself no.

    Off to buy the daisies and lilacs!

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  11. Lovely! What more needs be said?

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  12. I must get this pattern to add to my stash of LJP designs. Will my dh understand? Nope. And he won't know if I can hide the pattern long enough. BTW, I enjoy reading your blog although I rarely post. Thanks for making me smile.

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  13. Coni, That is absolutely beautiful. I'm in awe of your skill and talent - and speed! Just gorgeous...

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  14. FAB-U-LOUS! Absolutely gorgeous daisies. You're so fast. And I love that movie, too. I always cry at the end when they finally meet. I know, I know, I'm a sap.

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  15. Gorgeous!!
    When can I make that guest room reservation?
    Karen

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  16. Looks GREAT!!! What a beautiful piece looking forward to seeing it all done.

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  17. Maybe the french knots would look like french knots in a different color :D What a wonderful project to work on, gives one hope for spring. Right now it's snowing. I guess it's a good night to stitch and watch college basketball. Looking forward to seeing your progress on this one.

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  18. Especially the daisies that Stewey can't water.

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  19. Roses last for just one day but daisys last forever.....Lovely...

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