orchids & hexies

It’s been so exciting here this past week!  Our orchids are in bud and flowering!  This is a first for us.  We bought about 6 orchids a few years ago, before our house-moves . . . but they obviously didn’t like our old house, and after the gorgeous flowers wilted, the plants themselves just shrivelled up and died. 

On arriving in our new home, we acquired a few more orchids that seemed to thrive in the veranda over the summer . . . and when flowers died, we left them in the veranda, despite falling temperatures.  That is obviously what was needed.  A huge fall in temperature, to make the plants “suffer” . . . and they’re now all sprouting new shoots, buds and first flowers are appearing.

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We have one flower already opened, and more buds on the way on this orchid. 

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Another one has flowers all along one stem – yay!  And our 3 other orchids all look as if they’re going to blossom soon. 

I know nothing about orchids, and I’m not particularly interested in learning  Rire  My husband is the one with green thumbs in this family, and I am just so pleased for him that the orchids are enjoying life in our new home, and that hubbie can enjoy taking care of them.

I suspect, now that we know orchids can thrive, we’ll be buying a few new ones to add to the collection.  I can feel a trip to the garden centre coming on at the weekend lol.

Orchids aren’t the only things coming along nicely . . . I’ve also been busy with hexies. 

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This is just a quick snap to show the next fabric that will soon be added.  I haven’t finished sewing the “butter” to my 15 blocks yet (6 down, 9 to do) but I wanted to make sure my contrasting fabric would look good, so I prepared 6 hexies in a dusky pink.  These will be the hexies that join my larger blocks together. 

And another photo

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of lavender bags I sent to Lindashee.  These were with leftover fabrics from the patchwork I made her for Christmas.  So not only does she now have cushion covers and patchwork quilt, she also has matching lavender cushions ^^

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