Thursday, April 19, 2012

Daffodil Days - Part Two

Design - Alphabet Mania "D is for Daffodil" 
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count Clay Belfast linen
Fibers - GAST & WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 9 April 2012
Completed - 11 April 2012

I had a bit of a struggle with the two colors in the trumpet of the daffodil.  I had to be ruthless with WDW "Whiskey" in order to get several rows of yellow/ orange without the brown varigations.
  
I've been holding on to this finish for a bit, hoping to put together one more daffodil photo post to go with it.  I got in a rush a deleted photos from my camera before downloading them, so lost my very best set of daff photos from last week... 

April 17, 2012
Last year I mentioned that about a mile from our house, one of our neighbors has created a lovely vista of naturalized daffodils beneath an Oak forest canopy hillside.  It is easily visible from the road, and thus is something they share with all of us.  I think there are at least two varieties of daffodils.  It is interesting how they fade from butter to cream as they age.  I took photos on April 6th and again on April 17th. I'm going to let the photos speak without commentary. 

April 6th, 2012

April 17th, 2012

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8 comments:

geeky Heather said...

Your work with the Whiskey really paid off...it looks great.

That is fascinating how those daffys change color! Thank you for sharing these photos.

Vickie said...

"d" looks great now! :) Beautiful daffodils.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I love this post today. It just made me smile. Daffodils are my very most favorite flower of all. It's too bad they only bloom for such a short time. :o)

Barb said...

I LOVE all your daffodils!! I have never seen them change color. When I was a child , my Dad naturalized them in our front yard-happy memories thanks!

Lady Farmer said...

The daffodils on the hillside are simply glorious! And so is your lovely cross-stitch!

(About the crabapple trees and deer ~ isn't it amazing how smart they are? After many, many years of battling them getting in my garden, I finally found deer fencing and thought I had them successfully taken care of, but alas, they learned how to open the gate!!! I guess I need to take some lessons from their teacher!)
Hope your trees do well this year!
Happy gardening and stitching!

Mouse said...

ooo well done the hard work paid off :) and just love the daff photos :) love mouse xxxxx

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Darling D!

Carol said...

Such a cute finish, Beth--you did a great job with the overdyeds! What lovely daffodil photos, too. We seem to be getting fewer and fewer along the edge of our woods--not sure what the problem is. This year, they were particularly bad--can't blame this one on the deer!