February WIPocalypse & Orchids

I'm going to post my WIPocalypse picture a day early since Mondays are usually my picture posting day and Tuesdays are insane for me

I've been working on the bottom border for Chinese Garden the last few days, but my heart was more interested in doing fabric layovers for Serengeti. As a result, not much stitching got done....



My orchids have started blooming!!! I get up every morning and peep out to see which ones have flowers and how big the blooms are getting. Quite a few are still spiking, but here are the early blooms. :D






Comments

Katie said…
Beautiful stitching and GORGEOUS flowers.
valerie said…
Great progress on your Chinese Garden! And the orchids are so pretty! How do you do it? I can never manage to keep an orchid plant alive! =(
Diane (di) said…
Now don't get me wrong. Chinese Garden is simply stunning, Joyce. But your orchids? Oh my goodness they are beautiful. I'd be peeking at them all day long. :)

Gorgeous!!
Lee said…
Like Diane its your orchids that took my breath away... as an ex florist I miss working with them and have no luck growing them.
Yours are just beautiful thanks for sharing
cucki said…
aww sweet stitching and lovely flowers xxx
geeky Heather said…
Those orchids are AMAZING!!! =D

Chinese Garden is just awesome. Go go go!!! =)
Yvon (jioya) said…
Your orchids are beautiful and chinese garden is looking very good,do you know wich fabric you will use for Serengeti?

Hugs Yvon.
Lesleyanne said…
Your stitching is gorgeous as are your orchids.
Novia said…
Gorgeous stitching as always and I´ll invest in your florist shop.
demeter83 said…
Your stitching looks absolutely stunning, having used stunning to describe your stitching, I have no words left for your flowers.
Rebekah said…
Wow! I love those Orchids! I killed mine and I even bought a book telling me how to take care of it. Sheesh.

Your Chinese Garden is looking fantastic as well. So pretty!
Deb said…
Your stitching is gorgeous! The orchids are the show stoppers in this post!!! They are simply beautiful! I would love to know the secret of growing them!!
Giovanna said…
Your Chines Garden is more and more stunning, and so are those wonderful orchids, wow!
Ineke said…
Your orchids are beautiful!
And Chinese Garden is also beautiful. Are you going to finish it before you will start Serengeti?
Pauline said…
What a beautiful flowers!
My orchid don't want to get flowers anymore...still wonder why...
Your orchids are gorgeous - thanks for sharing them! Goes without saying that CGM is looking pretty great too!
Michele said…
Your WIP's coming along wonderfully. Beautiful. And those Orchids...stunning varieties....I can't wait for warmer weather and things to start greening up again. LOL
Ewa said…
Beautiful, as always, Joyce! I can never get my orchids to do anything but die :(
Topcho said…
Oh the orchids are gorgeous!
Sarah said…
Great progress on Chinese Garden. . . doesn't seem like there's much to go now! Your orchids are STUNNING!!
Linda said…
Your orchids are beautiful. The Chinese Garden Mandala is just breathtaking. I have seen so many of these mandalas on blogs, but I know I would never be able to stitch one, but yours is just gorgeous.

Linda
Mouse said…
heheheeh sooo have you decided which fabbie then ???? and love your orchids ..... I have a fushia pink coloured one :)love mouse xxxxxx
Gill said…
Chinese Garden is just gorgeous, as are your orchids.

Soooo...have you picked a fabric for Serengeti?
Melissa said…
Your Chinese Garden is amazing, so are all those lovely orchids!!! You do love them! Do you have a special room you use for them? It seems you have quite a collection!
Tiffany said…
Your orchids are beautiful!! And so many varieties. And no worries about not stitching enough, choosing the perfect fabric for Serengeti is extremely important. :)
Beth Pearce said…
Chinese Garden is beautiful! Those orchids are breathtaking!! All the different shapes and colors, WOW!!
Tazzy said…
Your orchids are gorgeous!
Andie said…
Oooooo Pretty, pretty orchids! Alas I have a black thumb... DH does all the gardening here!! :D CG is looking fab, but if your wanting to start Serengeti you might need to get cracking ;D roflol
Carla said…
very nice progress.
your orchids are gorgeous
Stitching Noni said…
Wow, what stunning blooms! There has been no sign of blooms on my orchids - me thinks we did them an injury somewhere along the line & now they are sulking!
Chinese Garden is coming along very nicely ;0)
Kielrain said…
Beautiful orchids. Wow.
Mireille said…
I love your orchids and yes also your stitchwork :-)
What a special flower is it.
hugs,
Mireille
Always smiling said…
Your Chatelaine Chinese Garden is wonderful, well done and those orchids are beautiful..
Chris xx
Melissa said…
Great job on Chinese Garden. You are getting close to a finish :)

I love your orchids! I have one, but it has never rebloomed :(
Ziggyeor said…
Great progress and lovely flowers.
Krista said…
beautiful stitching and STUNNING flowers! I will be going to an orchid flower show next month, can't wait! they are such beautiful flowers.
Kim said…
Nice progress!

I love your flowers. I have zero gardening skills--I am more of a plant killer--I envy people who can do it :)
Susan said…
Your CG is beautiful. The orchids are amazing! I've never tried growing them, but would dearly love to try.
nikkin said…
CGM is looking fantastic! Your stitching is so beautiful, same with your orchids! You should turn some of those pics of them into cross stitch patterns!

/hugs,
Nikki
Valentina said…
Lovely progress and lovely orchids, just like the pixie you've just stitched!
Mountain Ash said…
Both your stitching and your orchids are just drop dead gorgeous. I might one day aspire to a Chatelaine, but as I can just about keep my spider plant alive, orchids as beautiful as yours are way out of my reach.
robindefender said…
THose orchids are stunning. And I love how bright and beautiful your Chinese piece is looking.
Faith... said…
Your stitching and orchids are beautiful!
Linda said…
Everyone took the words out of me my mouth since I'm the 43rd person to post :( but Oh how LOVELY! I soooo love your orchids...and well the stitching, you already know I wanna sew like you when I grow up ;) You can be my stitching Sifu!
Bonnie Brown said…
very pretty flowers!
Chinese Garden looks almost unbelievable! The photos of it are always so impressive.
Sally said…
Your Chinese Garden Mandala is looking stunning!

Wow those orchids are so beautiful.
Loretta said…
Your Chinese Garden Mandala is absolutely beautiful.

Love your orchids.
Anne said…
JOYCEEEEE!!! What are you not good at????? Those orchids are amazing!!! Wow! I would love to be able to grow them, but I tend to kill them. I've been given the low down on how to care for them, but it just doesn't work with me :(

Love the progress on CG!!!!

HMBW!!!!
♥ Nia said…
Oh my!!! I'm in love with your orchids =)))
My orchids are totally naked =/ all flowers fell down last Autumn =(
Now it has little peas that I hope to see them turn into flowers... someday! hehehehe Takes so long to grow!
Yours are all looking amazing!! :D
Beautiful beautiful beautiful :)
www.ronjja.com said…
Beautiful and lots of detail! Wonderful pictures =)
Whoa! Beautiful orchids Joyse, you're such a talent in so many creative fields. I love all your stitching as well and this weeks is up to your usual amazing standard. Congrats.

xo
MoonBeam said…
Ditto to all the above comments!
Marcy said…
Gorgeous! both the orchids and the stitching.
Robin said…
Orchids and more orchids! Awesome. Your Chinese garden is great too. I recently saw the Serengeti mandala and OMGosh.....it is fabulous
Taliya said…
Your orchids are very beautiful. There are bright and so different. I looked at photos with pleasure, we have outside the windows russian frost and snow :)
The Chinese garden is growing up and also delightful.
Julie said…
Chinese Garden just gets better.

Like everyone has said your Orchids are just beautiful.You have the touch. :)
Lija said…
wow. the cross stitch is beautiful. and i do not know how you have managed to grow such magnificent orchids. the ones i ever had all died. i find that it is impossible to find someone responsible to care for one's plants during trips away. good luck in the upcoming month.
Mangogirl said…
great stitching! and beautiful flowers :D
Anna said…
Love your chatelaine! So beautiful and so much done!
May said…
Hi Joysze, it's been such a long time and I've been through so many blogs since that I don't know if you still remember me? I do talk to Ee Koon still on Facebook from time to time, but that's about it.

Anyway, I found your blog again via WIPocalypse. I love your Chinese Garden, and I think it's going to inspire me to add a Chatelaine to my rotation this year.

Cheers, May

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