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Happy St. David’s Day! (Dydd Hapus Gŵyl Dewi)

It’s March the 1st today and it is such a beautiful spring-like day here in the south of England.  I have been working on designs for our four patron saints recently – the idea came from a digitizer in the US who wanted something for St. Patrick.  I thought it would be good to have a design for all four saints.

Here is my gift to you for St.David’s Day.

Designed to celebrate St. David's Day as the daffodil is the national flower of Wales.

Designed to celebrate St. David’s Day as the daffodil is the national flower of Wales.

It is in two formats on my website.  daffodils.PES and daffodils.ART  (use the blue arrow on the right to download the files and click on “download” if you get an error message from Google – it doesn’t know about embroidery files but they do download and then open in the embroidery software).  Or download it directly here:  daffodils files.

If you need it in any other format, please leave a comment and I will reply to you.


The text around the daffodils translates to:

“This land of my fathers is dear to me”

This is the first line of the Welsh National Anthem “Land of My Fathers”.  If you would like to hear it, please follow this link:-


Jan Allston                                                                         1st March 2015

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  • Jan Allston

    Thanks Hilary – say Happy Birthday for me!
    There are a few jump stitches in this design because of the colour changes but hopefully not too many. Enjoy!

  • Hilary Gooding

    Oh Jan, I am quite emotional listening to the singing! Thank you for such a beautiful design. It is my brother’s birthday today – and he is a David. Looking forward to the others.

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