I borrowed, shamelessly, Barbara McKie's "Dandy-lion" idea for a small spring themed quiltie. Her lions were photo transfers but mine is cut from a piece of commercial fabric. The petals of the dandelion (fused and then sewn to form the quilting, seemed a brighter more accurate yellow when I chose the fabric. The leaves are a remembered guess what they should look like because the few dandelions in my lawn right now, are so short stemmed they seem to have laid on the ground with no stalk and no leaves. The taller ones need more sun, longer days -- it won't be long. It's about 10 x12.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!