Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mixed up Christmas cactus!!!

What do you do with a Christmas cactus that is finally blooming in May??!! I think the answer is just enjoy it.  As you can see from the photo, it is very pretty. It's a very soft coral.  I've also added a picture of "Penny America".  The flowers on the left side are done.  Tonight I'll add the other things on the left side and then I'll be ready for the penny rug -type border.  I'm trying to get this done because I finally went to a hand DR. yesterday.  He thinks I have"moderate carpel tunnel".  If the test confirms this, I'll be having endoscopic surgery to relieve the nerve.  There will probably be a bit of time for healing and maybe no hand work! I'm not looking forward to that,however, my hand is a pain and I want to get it fixed! So I'll do whatever I have to do.  Waking up at night with a painful tingling hand is no fun! Well, thanks so much to all of you for reading this blog! I do love and read the comments each day!

 There she blooms!!

 The flowers are exquisite!

Left side of basket, done!


  1. Hello Barb

    America is looking great!
    Your cactus is lovely - I've never seen one that colour before!
    Hope your hand is sorted out soon.

  2. Hey Barb!
    Sorry to hear about the carpal tunnel, but it is great that they can fix it.
    The Christmas Cactus is beautiful.
    Penny America looks amazing :)
    Happy Wednesday!

  3. Hi Barb, sorry to hear such news. Hope your hand get well soon.

    We have Christmas Cactus as well in two different pots. This year one of them bloomed twice(in December and in April) it was funny! Second one is still preparing to bloom. We do not get why?

    All the best,

  4. What a lovely Christmas Cactus!!! I have two of them - one a dark red and the other a darkish coral - they have been blooming about every three months for the last couple of years - such wacky plants .....

  5. I'm sorry to hear about your hand. Hopefully you won't have that much down time. Your Christmas Cactus is so pretty - I love the coral color! You are moving right along on Penny America. It's looking wonderful! :)

  6. Wow! That is one beautiful cactus! Mine is pink and I have never seen one this color...simply beautiful...yes, do enjoy! Sorry about your hands. I'm afraid I might be next after you. I hope I can hold out until fall. My husband had that surgery done and it was a success so good luck!

  7. I saw your post from another blog that I follow. I had to read your cactus story. I have two of Christmas cacti of my own and they haven't bloomed in years. They keep producing "leaves" all the time. They are a beautiful peachy pink color. Did you do anything special like changing there location to another part of the house.
    Sorry to hear of your upcoming hand surgery. I work in surgery assisting surgeons with this type of operation. I hate to have to tell you, you will be out of commission for a few weeks recoverying most likely, but it will be worth it in the end baring complications. Just follow the doctors instructions and don't cheat.

  8. I'm finally catching up on all your blog posts for the week, Barb... Gosh, I'm so sorry to hear that surgery may be in your future--and hand surgery no less... What could be worse for a stitcher? But, if it will cure the pain, it will be a small sacrifice in exchange for many more years of stitching pleasure!

    I've never seen a Christmas cactus that color--it is so soft and pretty... I wonder if it will bloom again when it's supposed to. With the crazy weather patterns we've had this year, no wonder it's mixed up!

    Love your progress on Penny America--I can see why you're enjoying stitching it so much!

  9. So that's a Christmas cactus. It is wildly beautiful. Crazy thing blooming in May, just shows how mixed up our weather is. I love it. I've been running into blooming cacti of various kinds lately, either on blogs or facebook. I've decided that I really need one desperately. My granddaughter works at a plant store in California and she says that they have a variety there. We are going to visit there in a few weeks. I think I'll get one then. So sorry you might have surgery, yet if it cures the pain, that I'm all for it. It's just rotten that you have to go through it. Your stitching is so beautiful, you must be able to continue. Take care dear!