Monday, February 18, 2013

IHSW February

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

For Valentine's Day, hubby and I planned on cooking a nice dinner, and I made a rich, chocolate sponge cake layered with a light, whipped ganache for dessert. Unfortunately, hubby came down with a stomach virus on Wednesday night, so I ate the Valentine's Day dinner and dessert, while he had a plain sandwich. Valentine's Day was kind of a bust for us this year, but hubby did get me a new orchid :) My other orchid is a dark maroon/purple color, and it should be blooming shortly. Yay!

And, for IHSW, I worked on Cattleya Orchid by Chatelaine. This one is moving along quickly, and I love the pink thread in the border :)

Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to checking out everyone's IHSW progress!

19 comments:

Anne said...

Aw, sorry to hear your hubby got sick. It sounded like you had quite the dinner planned. At least you got to eat it! Lovely orchid and the Chatelaine is so beautiful!!

Jan said...

Bummer about V Day. The orchid is very pretty. How do you get yours to bloom again?
Great work on the Chatelaine.

cucki said...

Sweet stitching x

Karen said...

Beautiful orchids, both real and stitched.

I hope your hubby is feeling better.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Lovely orchid and beautiful stitching!

Astrids dragon said...

Hope he didn't share it with you!

Your stitching looks lovely, beautiful colours.

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous new orchid and stitching. Hope hubby feels better soon.

Mii Stitch said...

Great stitching! The flower design is gorgeous

Claire said...

Such a pretty post.Hope your hubby is better soon.

Chris said...

I hope that your husband is feeling better. The orchid is amazing and so is your beautiful stitching. Such wonderful colors to work with!

Kasey said...

So sorry about your DH getting the flu - hope he's better. Your stitching looks wonderful!

demeter83 said...

Such a shame about Valentines, but it's a very pretty orchid... in fact that's two very pretty orchids :-)

Le trame della Galaverna said...

WOW is a flower so beautiful ..
the stitch is magnificent.
Giovanna

Fidike said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Your flowers are beautiful! I also like Lady Hera in your previous post.

Marcy said...

I hope hubby has recovered. You can always celebrate Valentine's again once he has recovered.

Your orchids are beautiful -- the live one and the stitched one.

Escargopotte bordados said...

lovely work ! congrats

Shebafudge said...

Sorry to hear you had a poorly hubby.

Both of your orchids are lovely! I think I prefer the stitched version though as when it's done it will bloom forever. Orchids are a bit boring when they are not blooming. We currently have 6 dormant ones on our lounge windowsill.

♥ Nia said...

Lovely stitching :)
hugs&smiles

Joysze said...

Awww sorry to hear your hubby was sick, Melissa. :(

LOVE your new orchid!!! and since I'm reading newest post first, I was soooo excited to see your Chatelaine finish. :D