Sunday, November 1, 2009

Craft room and some flowers ...

I tried to post this on Friday, but blogger just did not want to cooperate!

Believe it or not, but I'm still working on 'stuffing' the craft room with stuff! I finally got the other bookcase in there, but haven't put anything on the shelves yet - it won't be hard to do, but everything has to be dusted, including the books. The little that is sitting on the shelves will be moved - they are just in a holding pattern for now.

As you can see, I've also hung the bulletin board and put things up. The baskets hanging above the bulletin board have smaller baskets in them for now. I don't like to put loose things anywhere because they get so dusty - living on a dirt road does that!! LOL

My Christmas Cactus has finally flowered! This one has never flowered before, but when I put up the shelf under the kitchen window and moved it over there, plus remembering not to water until it is bone dry, it has beautiful flowers on it and lots of new buds.

This picture came out a little dark, but that is what my house is like - dark. The flash went off on the first one and I don't know why it didn't with this one. All my plants, all eight of them, are clustered around windows, but north and northeast windows don't bring in a lot of bright light. There is just enough light to keep the plants alive, but even that is touch and go sometimes. The kitchen window faces mostly west, but it is the only one, besides the bathroom window, that does.

I hope everyone survived Halloween. Where I live the properties are far enough apart and the area dark enough that we don't get any trick or treaters. The kids would have to be driven from driveway to driveway and with the cost of gas, not many parents are willing to do that.

Just think, only 25 days until Thanksgiving!



Paula said...

Loving your Christmas cactus! I used to have one but never got it to bloom. Yours is beautiful. Looks like your craft room is coming together. Looking really good! Mine's a complete disaster right now and I'm sure it will be until after Christmas anyway. (or much longer, who knows...)

Betty said...

Oh, your craft room is looking like so much fun! I know how much you will enjoy it.

Your cactus is gorgeous! I've never had one bloom..maybe too much water was my problem. Or, maybe it's my 'brown thumb', eh?

Take care.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Your craft room looks so tidy.
I love the hanging baskets :-)

Susan said...

I just came from Britt-Arnhild's blog. Interesting blog you have here, but I hope you don't mind if I correct you. What you have is a Thanksgiving cactus. The leaves are lobster claw shaped where a Christmas cactus has smoother edges. It is blooming, as it should, at Thanksgiving. Enjoy!!!