I have only two patches left and I planned to do SRE daffodils and daisies in one.. But in my fantasy the space was much larger and I hoped to have massive amounts of ribbon daffodils, daisies and larkspur. In actuality it is quite small and further complicated by a gorgeous piece of handkerchief lace that I don't want to obscure...
So I traced the odd triangular space and sketched a simpler version of daffs and daisies.... I usually have no qualms about extending out of a patch but this doesn't seem to be the time for romping about with a motif.
In the undecided space I had from the beginning wanted to do a stumpwork garden hat for two reasons. It fits with the spring garden theme and it echos the garden hats the girls are wearing.
But I had also really wanted to do an art deco daffodil and this is the only space large enough. I just might work the garden hat in with the sun on the silky frame... decisions...decisions....
For SRE reference and inspiration I am using my all-time favorite ribbon book...Ribbon Renaissance by Helen Eriksson. I've mentioned this book before but it's worth mentioning again. She has fabulous daffodils and daisies and great instructions.. I especially love the book for the diversity of flowers she uses in her projects.
Finally you can see that the block is starting to fill up although I have LOTS and LOTS more to put on it because I love encrusted. AND hopefully you are seeing how the terracotta, yellows, and oranges are carrying your eye around the block... I did echo the tiny bit of lavender in the thistle with the lavender in the flower cart.
I have some marvelous metal sun buttons I need to find as they would be perfect here. Isn't just starting to shout SPRING?????