Did you know that orchids are the second largest family of flowering plants and have between 21,950 and 26,049 species? Did you know that the vanilla we use to flavor all of our wonderful baked goods is an orchid genus? Me either!
I was recently given this beautiful orchid as a hostess gift. I don't think I've ever had an orchid to kill before.
Many other varieties of plants have given their lives up to my black thumb, but this will - eventually - be my first orchid fatality.
I've actually had it for four weeks now and it's still alive and looking healthy as you can see by my photos. Keep your fingers crossed -- maybe this one will make it!
I've finished a project with orchid colored yarn as well. I am donating a shawl to a local charitable organization for their annual fundraiser next month. I knitted the body of it on the knitting machine, only using every other needle to make the stitches looser and lacier.
Then crocheted a border around it ...
Fringed it and blocked it to open up the stitches ...
It's so soft and pretty ... and it's ready to go.
Hope it brings in a few bucks for the organization.