Sharon says she got to know this stitch through a Japanese lady (called Kiko, I presume), who had no official name for the stitch. After doing a bit of research I found it in Sadako Totsukas's Totsuka Embroidery Stitch Book 8, Lazy Daisy stitch variation #56, a Japanese stitch dictionary.
As always Sharon's example is beautifully made, but I found it at bit tricky to get that neat look.
First on Aida, I made some petals, a flower and a butterfly.
On my sampler I had another problem.
After consulting the directions in Ms Totsuka's book I saw that the Lazy Daisy stitches should be anchored in each top corner after the Bullion has been laid down:
Look at the two blue flowers again, and see how the Bullion stitches look different.
The light blue flower on the left has straight wraps, but on the flower on the right the wraps appear to be slanting.
I dug out all my embroidery books (about 12) and found that in half of them the instructions is for wrapping the thread anti-clockwise around the needle, the other half favour a clockwise wrap.
Personally I like the look of the blue 'worm' with its slanting wraps.
Stitch oracle Mary Corbet has written in great detail on this subject here.
How do you make your Bullion stitches?