Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Give me a Daisy a Day

Wednesday has rolled around again , this week just flew by but maybe because I was away for a couple of them  so very little done in the way of sewing , however that said I do have a finish to share . My Daisy a Day Tote is completed and I am really pleased , want to see how it turned out .
It is quite a gray wet day so I took it outside on the step to get some natural light . As you can see I chose to do my daisies in yellow so they look more like brown eyed Susan's . This pattern was designed by my friend Annette of In Stitches and Seams , Annette's pattern is well written and easy to follow and I really enjoyed sewing this tote , thanks so much Annette !!
 A little closer view of the applique and if you look closely you will see that I quilted some of the lines in the fabric , a good way to practice FM which for me can be challenging  :-)
Since we are talking about Daisies just look at this amazing field ...
The entire field was covered with the pretty white flowers with their bright yellow centers , just gorgeous . Want a closer look , sure you do , everybody loves daisies .
I loved that they were mixed in with other wild flowers , they truly are one of my favorite flowers but these flowers were a joy to see as well .
Wild roses beside some very tall bullrushes , the smell was intoxicating  .
I spotted this Lady Slipper flower when I hopped out to try to capture a photo of a little rabbit , the rabbit escaped my camera but I was thankful to the rabbit for showing me this lovely flower , something I have not seen since I was a young girl in the woods near my home . There were just two that I could see and I certainly did not disturb either one , I know they have become very rare in this province from people pulling them out of the ground .
The pattern  in this field reminded me of a quilt pattern , the sun was shining just right to show the rows , love it !
Did I ever tell you how much I love the look of old barns , well I  do , there is something special about barns and all the history they represent and this is one of my favorites in these parts , it is so welcoming to come to this bend in the road and see that red faded door . 
 I am linking up today to the Needle and Threadnetwork for WIP Wednesday , be sure to stop by and see what others have been up to this week and have a wonderful day . Thanks for stopping by  and coming along for a little country drive with me.
hugs Sheila

18 comments:

  1. I just love how your Brown eyed Susan's turned out Sheila.
    and those pics I have never scene a lady slipper in bloom, I do not think they grow out here.
    have a great day
    in stitches

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  2. Sheila love your bag,you are very clever the colours are gorgeous,love your pics especially the barn.xx

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  3. That's a beautiful tote. I like that you put your own mark on it with the black eyed susans. Those flowers are just coming up in my yard. It must have been a treat to see the lady slipper. Thanks for sharing those bits of beauty.

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  4. Love the bag and the daisys depicted on it, and who could resist a field full of daisys? Love your photos of the wild flora! It has been many years since I have seen a ladyslipper in the wilds -- they used to grow along the creek near my dads farm and we just took them for granted - never picked them but never really gave them a second glance either. now I miss them...

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  5. Sheila you should be pleased. It is downright awesome and so perfect for the season.

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  6. Another beautiful tote! Your brown-eyed susans are beautiful and you did an excellent job of quilting it! Love your pics...you sure take some pretty drives around your part of the province!

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  7. Love your bag Sheila! Your photos are wonderful. I have 5 lady slippers growing a few feet from my back door. They are so gorgeous. I look at them a lot.

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  8. what a lovely post Sheila, your bag is great... how lovely to find that ladies slipper.... and isn't it funny how quilters find designs in nature?
    Hugz

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  9. Oh Sheila... your bag is great.. and so SuNNy! Even if the weather is NOT!
    Enjoy your summer... :)

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  10. Great little tote Sheila...and you take the best pictures

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  11. Lots of great photos, Sheila! I love daisies too. And black-eyed susans, of course. ;)

    Your tote is really pretty. I love that background fabric. Great job!

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  12. Lovely photos and lovely bag.

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  13. Lovely post Sheila! Where DO you live? The pics are lovely!

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  14. Your daisy tote is lovely. I like the fabrics you have used.
    The field of daisies is delightful. And thanks for the pics of the wild flowers. They are so pretty.

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  15. You always create such lovely blogs Sheila. And a very pretty tote. But now I will be singing "Give Me A Daisy A day" all day. ;~}

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  16. You struck a chord with me, Sheila, as I looked at your photos !
    Barns , silos (the real old ones the settlers/pioneers made and fields (in all stages) are some of my most favourite things ... and old fences !!
    Your photos are lovely ... thx for sharing !

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  17. Your bag is gorgeous and I love all your beautiful photos, the field of daisies is lovely.

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  18. I love your bag and your photos Sheila! I agree about barns....maybe the nostalgia we feel?

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