Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Daisies

 Have you come across the old saying 'when you can step on seven daisies at once, spring has sprung'?  Well looking outside my lawn has been overrun with daisies, so I know spring is in full bloom here!

So that's why I looked out this kit by Primitive Gatherings and started cutting out and appliquéing this for spring.  It's coming along quite well though I have to say it is tough cutting out all those petals!  Reminded me of school days when we girls would pick a daisy and pull the petals off, saying 'He loves me, he loves me not' until you were left with one and the boy you had in mind loved you or not!  Did you ever play that?  Makes me laugh now to remember!



 I know they are considered a weed for those with manicured lawns but traditionally daisies were thought to be a useful remedy for aches and pains and did you know that the name comes from their early name 'day's eye' as they open up as the sun rises.

Chaucer wrote,  'Well by reason men call it Maie.
                            The daisie or else the Eye of the Daie.'




In Scotland it is known as 'Bairnwort' testifying to the joy of children gathering it to make daisy chains.

That's exactly what my daughter loves doing and here's the one she made for me!



Happy daisy days of spring!

Thanks for joining me!


Its always lovely to hear from you!

Best wishes

23 comments:

  1. Love this post....I am not familiar with the first saying about daisies but I do remember the "loves me/loves me not." Your daughter and daisy chain are lovely! The applique kit is very sweet. Have a good day.

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  2. Daisies are my very favorite flower, always have been and always will be. I love your daisy chain:)

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  3. I wish I had daisies in my yard instead of dandelions although they are pretty too.

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  4. Christine,
    So pleased to meet you!! Thanks so much for visiting!! I am now following you also...
    To see the baby doves, here is a link to a post i did about them:
    http://debbie-dabble.blogspot.com/2015/05/we-have-babies.html
    Enjoy!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  5. I would love having daisies in my lawn so much. I think they look so pretty out there, how wonderful. I love daisies so much. I love that kit, you did such a nice job. Yes, I played that too. I love that daisy chain too it looks very nice. That was the kind of daisy I had in my bridal bouquet.

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  6. I love those beautiful weeds...there is just something so fresh that they add to a bouquet. It must be why they say "fresh as a daisy'!.

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  7. Hi Christine, I am a lover of Daisys, they are one of my Favorite flowers!!!! Blessings Francine.

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  8. I can remember playing that game as a young girl in California. Here in Montana the only thing that comes up in our yard are the Dandelions, but I do love the Dandies.

    Hugs, Sandy

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  9. I love daisies. Your daisy applique is really nice.

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  10. Beautiful!! So thankful HE loves you and me.
    I love daisies too.
    Woolie Hugs

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  11. I LOVE Daisies :)) the daisy chain is beautiful. I try to keep as many daisies in the garden as possible lol A weed is just a plant growing in the wrong place :))) beautiful post!

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  12. I have a Grand daughter named Daisy so dasiy's always make me smile.

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  13. Lovely post !
    I made daisies chains when I was young...and put them on my head to be like a princess...
    Have a fun day !
    Anna

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  14. So, so pretty! We don't get daisies in our lawn, we get dandelions instead. Daisies are prettier :) I'm glad Spring has sprung for you. It keeps coming and then leaving again around here :) Have a blessed day my friend!

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  15. Daisies are my favorite! We don't get them growing in our lawn though. I did get a wonderful surprise last year, probably from a bird, of a large Shasta daisy plant suddenly growing in my garden. It came back this year. I am thrilled because I always wanted one!

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  16. Daisies are such a happy flower....they always make me smile :) Thanks for sharing this charming post with Roses of Inspiration. Love and hugs to you, my friend!

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  17. I've never heard that saying about daisies, love it! I do love them too and they are always welcome to take up residence in my lawn or garden. Lovely stitching as always Christine!

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  18. Ooo I love daisies and especially accompanied by mason jars! I've been working outside - doing a little landscaping - and I just planted some shasta daisies out front!

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  19. Daisies are one of my favorites! Love yours with the mason jar :) Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Kim

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  20. I had never heard that saying, around here it would be more like dandelions, the daisy wall hanging looks terrific, you did a wonderful job cutting them out!

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  21. I can't believe daisies grow wild in your lawn...although I have to say I can grow a good crop of dandelions in mine. LOL Your daisy applique is beautiful as well as your lovely daisy chain! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  22. Oh, I simply love daisies, Christine and you have so many gracing your front lawn!
    The daisy chain your daughter made for you is so beautiful, as is the stitching project you're working on!
    Hugs and much love to you,
    Kelly-Anne

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  23. Ah... so beautiful - daisies are my favourite flower! I am very lucky where I work as we have large grounds behind the offices where we can walk in our lunch breaks and all the daisies are currently out; makes for a most welcome break in a busy office day, especially if I am lucky enough to catch sight of a squirrel as well!

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