Monday, 23 May 2011

Daisy Days

A post today in celebration of daisies, both the flowers and the little person I sometimes (often) mention here.
Daisy arrived on the last day of May last year so we'll be celebrating her first birthday next weekend...my daughter says there will be pink bunting, and pink iced cakes, pink drinks and lots of daisies.. Here is her sampler, stitched by me rather slowly and finally framed ready to hang on her pink and white bedroom wall..You may also be wondering about the quilt I showed you a few posts ago that I'm making for Daisy's first birthday...it will soon be ready and I'll show the pictures then....
 And here she is - a rare appearance in honour of her birthday, a little sunbonnet sue, playing very busily on the lawn last month...She is a sunny little person and is always wreathed in smiles....
 Daisy's name was chosen by my daughter and her husband and we all loved it too, it really suits her. We also call her Daisy Dot and Dottie...not sure how that nickname arrived but it suits her too...
A few daisy pictures from the garden - I love them - I even love the ones that grow in the lawn with their little faces turning up to the sun....I used to paint them over and over again for greetings cards, painting the colours in behind the flower to show up the white petals ...
The daisy button is from Just Another Button Company and you can buy their range of buttons from Sew and So here. I've been sorting out my sewing and crafts materials as I needed to have a big tidy up, and it's given me an idea for a crafty giveaway...next week it will be my blog's birthday too, so I'm planning a giveaway to celebrate it...watch this space ...
I hope you have a lovely week with happy daisy days of sunshine and blue skies and all the things you enjoy.Thank you for popping in to see me here.. and for the sweet comments too...back soon xxxxx

34 comments:

Ali said...

Hope Daisy has a lovely birthday!! Gorgeous photo's the sampler is gorgeous xxx

driftwood said...

I hope Daisy enjoys her day! I love daisies, and I've just decided to leave a patch of them to grow in the lawn, we'll have one long and daisyfilled patch !

Mary Poppins said...

Possibly my most favourite post of your Helen. Hmmm can you wonder why...I too have little flower at home by the same name ;0) Has become a very popular name I think. I have so many Daisy influenced items at home....I cannot resist, especially with it meaning so much to me. xxxx

Mary Poppins said...

Forgot to say....Happy birthday to special Daisy!!

x

susanhal said...

Many happy returns to Daisy ! her party with the pink bunting and cakes sounds lovely.
Your sampler for her is very pretty and she is sure to treasure it.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Happy 1st Birthday to Daisy, I'm sure she is an absolute joy for you all! :)
The little sampler is so pretty and I'm looking forward to seeing her beautiful birhtday quilt too.
I love daisies, they are just the perfect little flower.
I would so love to have a happy daisy day filled with sunshine and blue skies, sadly the reality is that it's blowing a gale and I fear for my beautiful lupins which are being blown about! Hope your lupin is surviving the weather and the snails!
Vivienne x

marigold jam said...

A first birthday - what fun! They are so lovely at that age aren't they? I love daisies too such simple but beautiful flowers.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, Lovely post and I so love the name Daisy and Daisy Dot is an adorable nickname. Guess what? My son's birthday is on May 31th also, only he will be 35!
Love the sampler you made for your granddaughter. It is so pretty and perfect for that darling little one year old. Can't wait to see the quilt. Hope you have a daisy day and a daisy week, which equals lots of love and smiles. xoRobin❤

notes of sincerity said...

Aw. Little Miss Daisy is as precious as can be. :o) A sweet Happy Birthday to her.
Your cross stitch is adorable. :o) So special and will be always cherished. :o)
Have a lovely week.
Sincerely, Trish

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Such beautiful work and such a precious little daisy sitting your garden. Hope she has a wonderful first birthday. Beautiful photos, too!

crafts@home said...

Happy Birthday to little Daisy, the name suits her well, lovely photos, and what a beautiful cross stitch picture,perfect for her bedroom. Hope the pink party goes well :)
Sue Xx

Jane said...

What a sweet name and sweet baby! Happy birthday to Daisy for the end of the month. Her little cross stitch is perfect, what a lucky baby to have such a talented Nan!
Have a sunny week Helen and enjoy her celebrations,
Jane x

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Helen:
Daisies we feel are such cheery flowers and clearly, the name Daisy so well describes your granddaughter's personality.

She looks adorable in the sun hat and seems to be perfectly happy to make daisy chains whilst the sun shines. How lovely!

The sampler is very pretty and is set off beautifully by the daisy button. A marvellous way to personalise the record of Daisy's development.

Happy Birthday, Daisy!!

paintdropskeepfalling said...

Beautiful embroidery.Hope she has a lovely day.

Anna at the Doll House said...

Hello Helen

I have just found you by chance but have enjoyed looking through your charming blog.

What a lovely idea to have sewn a sampler for Daisy: it will surely be a keepsake that she will always treasure.

I look forward to dropping by again.

Anna

Vintage Tea Time said...

Happy Birthday, Daisy. A cute name. I love daisies! Lovelt sampler - v sweet. Abby x

Teje said...

Dear Helen, how lovely Daisy post! All the photos are so wonderful and little Daisy looks really sweet playing in the garden! Happy Birthday to her! She is going to get lovely, unique presents!
xxx Teje

Simone said...

Daisy looks so lovely in her little hat! The sampler you made for her is lovely and I am sure it will be a cherished heirloom. I love the little daisy button too - lovely detail. x

Catherine said...

Daisy lives up to her name...deliciously pretty!! Happy Birthday Daisy! Cx

ALISON said...

What wonderful gifts you make.The party your daughter has in mind sounds lovely....all pink. Hope all goes well..ciao Alison

Mandy said...

I continue to follow your wonderful blog. Thank you for the joy it brings. A very happy birthday to Daisy. :)

gillyflower said...

Lovely daisy photos, especially the one showing the little sun bonnet wearing Daisy!
The sampler is beautiful Helen! What a lovely thing for her to treasure as she gets older.
I love daisies too, and one of my little neices is called Daisy, its such a pretty timeless name.
Looking forward to seeing the quilt too.
Thanks for your comments, I've just ordered the Provincial Daughter off ebay - thanks for telling me about that Helen!
Gill xx

gillyflower said...

So sorry, I forgot to wish little Daisy a very Happy 1st Birthday! The pink themed party her Mum is organising sounds wonderful!
Gill xx

delia hornbook said...

Such a lovely little post. The sampler is really pretty. Happy 1st birthday for when it comes, dee x

flowers on my table said...

Daisy looks like a little sweetheart. I love the name and also the flowers, so simple and so joyful. I like the sound of the pink bunting, cakes and especially the pink drinks, I am rather partial to those! Happy 1st birthday Daisy! Love Linda x

by Teresa said...

Ohhh... you're so lucky your daughter chose such an adorable name for that adorable baby girl. Thank you for sharing that precious angel and I do hope you show us come photos of the party. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

sew said...

Happy Birthday, dear Daisy,
Happy Birthday to you....

xx

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Absolutely adorable in every way Helen...you must be having so much fun with your beautiful little grandaughter...wishing Daisy a very Happy Birthday!...
Susan x

Kate said...

Hope Daisy has a very Happy Birthday - also that the grown ups enjoy it too!

Mia said...

Hello Helen,

What a wonderful birthday-weekend you have coming! And you're giving the little princess the most wonderful presents, I love the Daisy-sampler!

Happy and sunny week!

Yours,
Mia

sylviesgarden said...

The Daisy sampler is gorgeous and will look so pretty on a pink wall.
Happy Birthday Daisy, I hope you have a wonderful day.
x

Jenny said...

A very happy birthday to Daisy, hope you all have a lovely day together! The sampler you have made her is so pretty too - so lovely for her to have such a beautiful keepsake! Jenny xx

Rubyred said...

Another post full of loveliness! Your Daisy is such a cutie! I hope she had a lovely 1st Birthday!
Such pretty makes too!
Thank you for your sweet comments on my garland, I'm making more now,in between popping on the computer!Too wet for the market today!
Rachel x

Bee happy said...

Found your beautiful blog today and wanted to say hi! i love your blog, full of gorgeous pictures and colours. I have the same CK mushroom pin cushion and I also love PIP Studio :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!