Tag Archives: daffodil

A Stroll in the Garden

If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze

Balsam Arrowroot

that it made you want to throw
open all the windows in the house

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and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage,
indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,

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a day when the cool brick paths
and the garden bursting with peonies

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seemed so etched in sunlight
that you felt like taking

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a hammer to the glass paperweight
on the living room end table,

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releasing the inhabitants
from their snow-covered cottage

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so they could walk out,
holding hands and squinting

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into this larger dome of blue and white,
well, today is just that kind of day.


From Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins


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Slow Sunday Stitching

“She turned to the sunlight
    And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
    “Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young


Today is a great day to slow down and let the daffodils bring cheer to your heart.

I have completed block 10 of Aunt Bea’s Parlor.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 10

So I will be stitching on block 11.  There are 20 blocks total.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 11

I am halfway finished with the embroidery for this project.  If you’d like to see the first six completed blocks, click here.

I am linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy’s Quilts.