A Daffodil!


While I thought I was making a gaillardia or, as it’s more commonly known, a blanket flower, it seems I wasn’t. When I finished and was pressing this last night I realized it reminded me more of a daffodil than anything. That may be because I’ve never seen gaillardia here and the fact a good friend mentioned she was planting daffodil bulbs the other day but, whatever the reason, my garden now has a cheerful daffodil.

Daffodil backwtmk

The back of the daffodil.

In one of the flowerbeds on the roof garden, there is a small area where we will see a few daffodils every spring. The first glimpse of that wonderful yellow flower is such a nice sight as it heralds the end of winter and the beginning of spring.

The daffodil was the 19th flower to bloom in the Garden Gone Wild quilt. I’m working on the 20th, which will be a pink – well, I’m not sure. Perhaps it’s a dahlia or an aster or? When it’s finished, hopefully I’ll know.

I know I said I was stopping at 20 flowers but it seems there may be a slight problem there! I should have put all the batiks away long before now – if I had, this problem wouldn’t have cropped up but I didn’t and now it seems a small group of purple batiks have managed to get put together that look just like they’re meant to be a lilac ribbon flower – one of my very favourite flowers. I’m finding it hard to resist the idea of a lilac ribbon flower so stay tuned as I have a feeling the printer will be printing a few more shapes yet. I may have to make some hard choices about what flowers are going to be in the quilt!!

Elevator Lobby flowerswtmk

These are the current elevator lobby flowers.

Why Wait for Springwtmk
“Why Wait for Spring?  Sing Now!”

Jake, October 16, 2017wtmk

I realized late yesterday that I hadn’t taken any pictures of the cats but Jake wanted nothing to do with having his picture taken. I’m glad I take loads of pictures of them as I had this photo from last week.

Baxter, October 24, 2017wtmk

Baxter, on the other hand, seems happy to pose any time, any place. Although it’s not visible in the photo, there were at least three more toys within his reach.

20 thoughts on “A Daffodil!

    • It definitely feels like my garden is getting brighter and happier with the addition of the daffodil.

      Sometimes I wish the elevators weren’t quite so quick to come – especially when a new arrangement first appears! Cathi


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  1. The yellows are always so cheerful, beautiful daffy!
    I cant get over the gorgeous lobby arrangements….they could be inspiration themselves, imagine a quilt based on a few photos of those.
    Baxter always appears so regal, and your other fur baby such pretty colourings.

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    • The yellow is cheerful – and so are daffodils as they really do let us know winter is finally gone! The appliqué artist who took on making a quilt of those flower arrangements would have an amazing quilt!!




  2. I wondered lonely as a cloud
    That floats on high o’er hills and vales,
    When all at once I saw a crowd.
    A host of golden daffodils,
    Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

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    • It is so unlike me to have stuck with one project almost exclusively but I have done since I began making the ribbon flowers – I just love sewing that block!! I am almost finished – except there are going to be a few changes to come, I think. So stay tuned!!




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