Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Glorious Persistence

I admire persistence! Sometimes it can drive one mad but in the end, I DO admire it! Several years ago my Mum brought me a straggly little plant from the driveway of a friend's house in NS . It was a Gloriosa Daisy and it grew and proliferated EVERYWHERE! I liked it but I have a LOT of composites in the garden and was not sure , seeing how wildly this grew, that I needed yet another. Eventually, I yanked it all out and chucked it- I THOUGHT! Well, Lo and Behold, this year, ONE single Gloriosa daisy grew in the gravel of our driveway. It bloomed - gloriously, as is its wont and so, I left it there with a mass of yellow Rudbekia and kept photographing it.

Here are a couple of pics of my glorious Gloriosa. The bottom one is the photo I am working from .





Lovely photo of the total chaos that is our dining room! Did I ever claim to be a housekeeper when I am working?
And here is what I am doing with them. I am further along now but this gives an idea of progress to date. I am going to post this WIP to the needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com Not sure if I will be finished this by next week as I have a diversion to tackle in the meantime , but stay tuned. Hope you are all enjoying the superb fall weather we are having here in sunny Burlington just now. 

5 comments:

  1. Like you. I am "yes. no, maybe so" when it comes to some of these persistent plants. I see you have made it immortal! ;) nice!
    BTW, Thanks for a nice coffee break! ;) ;)

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  2. I've got the same thing going with my white daisies, and yarrow. This year is the year to thin out...if nothing else. I want my young cosmos and poppies to fill in the space left behind... :-)

    What a large and beautiful piece that persistent Gloriosa has inspired!

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  3. Looking good. I need to put my 16-patch together so that I can vacuum and clean up the room. I'm going to go room by room.

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  4. This is going to be striking! It looks quite large. Do you have a particular method to enlarge your pattern?
    I've also been wondering about what type off fabric you dye with. I've been heavily thread stitching a small piece this week and even though I'm using a stiff interfacing, it is still rippling some. It is done on a piece of Bella white that I painted, collaged and then stitched.
    Do you fuse to solid background fabric?
    I love your use of the brown background by the way. Your color sense is great!

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  5. The next time you throw it out throw it my way, please! Your quilt will be fantastic, and how do you think a quilter's living room is supposed to look ...?

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