The first time I did a search for something on the internet was in June 2002 for my first daughter's first birthday. I wanted to take a picture of her wearing a fairy crown made from the pink daisies growing under our kitchen window. But I'd never made one before so I Googled "How to make a Fairy Crown."
Here's how it turned out.
That's my little cutie almost 10 years ago.
(Sorry 'bout the quality - they're photos of photos ... remember, I took them back in "the olden days" before I had a digital camera! LOL!)
A few years later, I made another one for my second daughter. This time we were on a holiday (and she was almost 18 months ... you know how it goes with the second child ...) No pink daisies to be found, but there were tons of white ones.
This is the little munchkin who made the anniversary embroidery I showed last week.
Is it normal that looking at these pictures of my babies makes my heart ache? I miss that new baby smell & the squooshy squoosh & pudgy cheeks & baby giggles & tiny fingers & them sleeping in my arms.
This is my long way of explaining WHY I wanted to make this "Daisychain Sampler" in the first place. Seriously. It was this post on Alicia's blog that sold me.
And now with this letter? I would do the entire alphabet with this style of letter. Really, I would!
I admit to almost wishing I'd used a darker background fabric so I could make the daisies white.
But I think this pale buttery yellow worked out so beautifully.
Normally, I'm a little (ok, a lot) fussy about my lazy daisy petals being exactly the same length and perfectly spaced around each flower. But in this application, I felt the haphazard, "natural" approach would suit this letter best.
So I let go of my OCD perfectionist tendencies and just let the petals be where they wanted to be. Some flowers with 5 petals and some with 6 ... and a few are just half flowers.
Something told me to go with my favorite blue as the flower centers.
Could you not just weep?
Isn't it THE.most.unbelievably.pretty.letter.EVER?!