The bulb contains the food that produces the blooms of many of our Spring flowers. So, I had this idea to pay tribute to it on a tag that would be a lovely addition to a gift you might give for the Easter Season or just to say “Welcome Spring!”
“And then my heart with pleasure fills,
and dances with the Daffodils.”
My daffodils have been poking up for some time now and it won’t be much longer before my garden is in color again. I love looking forward to this time, just as I did when I was growing up. The field in front of my grandparent’s home was filled with these naturalized blooms that we picked. There are so many varieties with contrasting single or double coronas , but the large yellow Daffodils are still my favorite.
As card makers, we are able to capture a memory that will last; my card today does just that. Three years ago, my husband and I moved cross-country from the Pacific Northwest to North Carolina to be closer to our family after we had lost our youngest daughter to breast cancer. When my dear friend, Els (van de Burgt) found out, she told me of this song by Darius Rucker entitled Wagon Wheel. “A must to listen to!”
On February 5th, our granddaughter Emersyn (Emmie for short) will turn four years old. She joined our family in April 2013 and we have been the luckiest family to have this sweet, sassy, funny, and full of joy child in our lives.
Last Halloween, she was “Ariel” from The Little Mermaid and said to me, “Mimi, I want to be a mermaid when I grow up!” Well, who doesn’t? Was it by coincidence–I think not–that Graphic 45 came out with a collection called Voyage Beneath the Sea at CHA in January for the project today. Instead of a card, this music box, which plays “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” will certainly surprise my little mermaid in the making!