Friday, April 25, 2008

My Other Hobby

So knitting/crocheting are not my only hobbies. I also collect orchids. They are such beautiful flowers and some types of orchids will bloom for months at a time. I have been looking for a local grower in the Cleveland area for quite a while. Martha suggested Borlin's. I had never heard of them but through some investigation I found out that they had moved to a small floral shop. They are still located in Mentor but are now on Mentor Ave. I'm so glad that Martha told me about them. Even though the shop was small they had some really beautiful and well cared for orchids. Below are a couple of pictures of the orchids that I purchased. They were really affordable. The first orchid is a Phalaenopsis and the second is an Oncidium.

I may have gone a little overboard because I also ordered some Dendrobium orchids from Aloha orchids. I had chartruese green dendrobium orchids in my wedding bouquet and I feel in love with them. Below is a picture of all the orchids from Aloha. I was surprised that they made it in one piece all the way from Hawaii. They were packed in a big box with shredded newspaper keeping everything safe and sound.

Now I have to go out and find some new pots and orchid mix. The DH thinks our house is a yarn store/greenhouse. Could be worse!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

My Favorite Spot

There is one room in my house that I am drawn to. I go there to knit, read or just relax. It's my favorite spot in the house. There's a nice big window that lets in a lot of light and a nice view of the neighborhood. No TV, no distractions and no radio it's just perfect. I did some spring cleaning this weekend and reorganized my yarn/craft room. I even organized the yarn by color. Yes I am a bit anal but it looks so much nicer that way.

Yes, even the closet is full of yarn. In my spring cleaning I found a few summer projects from last year that I never finished. I'd like to finish some of these projects before casting on anything new. We'll see how long that lasts. With all this yarn staring at me I may not be able to resist.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Bad Blogger

This is the reason for my blogging absence. Hopefully knitting content will return soon. The DF is now my DH. We got married in Vegas just the two of us. It was a perfect day. Sorry for the crappy pictures, I had to scan them. We were given the option to purchase the original jpeg images with the printing rights but, they cost more than the entire wedding. I'm still thinking about buying them.

We were married at the Luxor chapel. It's really beautiful inside, even prettier than the pictures on their website. After the wedding we changed into something more comfortable and went to Fusia for dinner. We also arranged to have a small wedding cake after dinner. I got Macadamia Nut Glazed Chicken and Vegetables. If you ever go to Vegas you have to go to Fusia for dinner. It was delicious but way to much food. Of course I made sure to leave room for a little cake. We got a white cake with whip cream frosting. My favorite!!!