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Welcome to Africa (1)

A lot of my new friends asked questions about South Africa. We have a beautiful country and I would love to show you some of the wonderful places...

We visited one of the lesser known jewels of South Africa in December 2008. A beautiful village high in the mountains in the Eastern Cape. Hoggsback. If you want peace and quiet, this is the place for you. Only a small problem... to get there...



Added by Lanie Crewe on September 15, 2010 at 5:43am — 17 Comments


Money can't buy happiness... some things in life are priceless!

  • When I greet my hubby and boys at the door on their way to work and school, and I realize I have a few hours to myself which I can spend quilting!
  • Of course when they return in the afternoon, saying..."we're hungry, Mamma, what do we eat?... Again - Priceless!

I find a few other things priceless as…


Added by Lanie Crewe on September 7, 2010 at 11:30pm — 8 Comments


This morning I decided as the weather is changing into Spring, it is time to clean my sewing room! We have a small kind of granny flat at the back of our house and a few years ago Leon helped me to change the "lounge" of this flatlet into a sewing room. (We actually gave the flat a name - "Die Tortelduif", meaning "The Turtle Dove" as in Potchefstroom you find lots of turtle doves and you are always aware of their sound). It was so wonderful to have my very own space to sew! No… Continue

Added by Lanie Crewe on September 2, 2010 at 5:30am — 11 Comments

My first applique quilt blocks!!

I have a song in my heart! I have lots and lots of reason to be thankful for but this morning my cup overflows for two reasons:

  1. It is officially Spring today - 1 September! The willow and poplar trees have a hint of green on them. The grass have a fresh green tint and I have one Barberton daisy (Gerbera) in my front garden! A beautiul maroon colour. Yesterday I bought a bunch of packets of vegetable seeds. This afternoon Francois, Henko and I…

Added by Lanie Crewe on September 1, 2010 at 12:13am — 18 Comments


What a busy week and weekend! I enjoyed my first quilt class immensely! We started with the appliques blocks - the very first one a polite cat. As soon as I can I'll post a photo of my first block. Allthough I wanted to work on my quilt the past weekend, I couldn't, because we went to my brother's only daughter's wedding. She was a beautiful bride and we enjoyed the function with our family! Here we are at the beautiful guesthouse where our family stayed Saturday night. It's me, Leon my dear… Continue

Added by Lanie Crewe on August 30, 2010 at 12:02am — 9 Comments

Quilt class

I am so excited! I attend a quilt class tonight. It is for beginners, it's a wall hanging with lots of appliques called "country lane". I hope we start with one of the blocks I love - a cute little country house ...I think rather typical South African. Hubby and sons will be left on their own from 18:00 - 21:00.

Added by Lanie Crewe on August 25, 2010 at 11:46pm — 7 Comments

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