John McLennan, New Zealand

Daff memorabilla

July 25, 2008
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Categories: Displays & Specialty Exhibits, General, Hybridizing, Seeds

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In this obviously quiet time of the season perhaps its time to display your daff memorabillia.
 
My very special and very talented auntie  Olive McMillan  of Thames  N.Z. is a very ken membr of her local Embroidery Guild.
 
I gave her a bunch of seedlig flowers to take home, knowing she always appreciated such little gifts.
About three months later she came to Otaki agai to share christmas with her sister andall families.
At gift exchange time Ollie handed me a carefully wrapped parcel and said ” This is a special thanks for the flowers and bulbs you,r always giving me.
 
An exact copy of the bunch of seedslings she had taken on the bus trip back home to Thames.
She said, under heavy, appreciative questioning,  Oh , only about 100hours w0rk,  on a good day I could do a petal in 2 hours.
IIt,s  called stump work  —  each petal has a very light wire frame and then the stitching is done over it.
She  froze the bunch , then repeatedly took out to verify shapes and colours.
 
Perhaps the photos don,t quite show the real three dimensinal affect in the deep frame
It,s a little tricky photo ing through the glass or similar front.

One response to “Daff memorabilla”

  1. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee Becky Fox Matthews says:

    John,
    Thanks for all the great daffodil photos. Your row of AA looks very healthy and happy. I’d love to see a photo of your market booth on Monday!
    Becky Fox Matthews that daffy girl near Nashville, TN with a good, well-needed rain today