Thursday, February 27, 2014

Spring is Beginning!

                                   
A few years ago, Marsel and family gave me this King Orchid for Mother's Day.   It has blossomed once but this Spring, it is going to out-do itself!   There are five stems of buds!
 They slowly begin to split.
 And then there is a spectacular bloom!   I am so excited to see them!
 Yesterday, I finally made a batch of soap with Mom!  This one is Oatmeal, Honey and Peppermint!
 This morning I sliced them and now they will set out to cure for a few weeks!  Then I will trim and label them and they will be ready for use or sale, whichever comes first!
 Mom and I started a new project together-this is the top of a beret.   More to follow...
 I divided for the body of the sweater.   It is always a big step to get off those shoulders and onto the shorter rows of the body when working a top down sweater!
This morning I had fun using up the last of the curtain fabric to make some matching pillows in the family room.   I have been meaning to do this for a few years!

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful orchid! My little ones in the oak tree just bloomed this morning. You are the fastest knitter I've ever seen!

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  2. The flowers are so pretty!

    It makes me happy to see you getting back to your usual busyness. :)

    Love the pillows -- what a fun punch of color on the couches!

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  3. WM grows orchids so I'm sure he'd be impressed.

    I was given what I think was oatmeal soap for Christmas. It was so scratchy, I immediately cleaned it up and put it in the op shop (charity store) box!

    Nice right cushions to go on the lounge! (Or are they pillows on a sofa?)

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  4. I love the cattelaya type of orchids. How beautiful
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