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Lanie Crewe
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About Me
I am happily married to Leon for 18 years and have 2 lovely boys - Francois (13) and Henko (9). We live in Potchefstroom (120 km from Johannesburg) a university town with the best of city and country. I am a "stay at home mom" (in the mornings) and in the afternoons I am the boys' taxi. From horse riding lessons to music and choir practice. We are Christians and love to attend and work at church. I enjoy machine embroidery, quilting, reading and baking. Our family love the beautiful South African outdoors and are keen campers. We also love to travel and we have close ties with our family.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, machine quilting, embroidery, crazy quilting, general sewing
My pets are awesome!
A very spunky, talkative Indian Ringneck named Apple

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Happy New Year!

Posted on December 31, 2011 at 9:08am 6 Comments

To all my dear QWU friends: I received this humurous wish earlier and I want to share it with you:
A Prosperous New Year to you - South African style. May good luck stalk you. May joy attack you wherever you go. May your sorrows be hi-jacked. May your trouble be stolen. May your worries disappear like a BMW in Soweto. :o)
That is only tongue in the cheeck. My personal wish is that God will be with you all in 2012 and of course, I wish you many happy quilting hours!

Doily with beads

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 4:02am 8 Comments

I know, I know! This is a quilt site, BUT experience taught me that quilters are very often creative in other areas too!  My question is: are any of you familiar with a beaded doily?  Did your mom or granny use them too? For some reason I am not able to post the picture here, but you will find a pic on my page.  I didn't crochet this doily myself, but inherited it from my granny who died at the age of 89 a few years ago.  People from those "long ago" times used these doilies to cover their…


Sewing Bagsket

Posted on August 16, 2011 at 11:17pm 15 Comments

I made this sewing "bagsket" with my embroidery machine.

It is a combination between a bag and basket and is ideal to take your FQ's or sewing things to class!  Pics of all the panels are on my profile. (There are 6 different…



Posted on August 3, 2011 at 11:21pm 23 Comments

My first little Christmas gift...the "in the hoop" Owl Sewing Kit.  I enjoyed it tremendously to make this little fellow!!


Doesn't he look very wise with his big eyes and "glasses"?  When he closes his wings, all the sewing things are kept safe.



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At 4:27pm on December 6, 2014, Becky Carmichael/PA said…

HI LANIE - WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS. I don't go on this site much anyone - no one seems to want to chat anymore. I hope you are well. I'm doing good. Love you, Becky

At 6:33pm on December 11, 2013, Becky Carmichael/PA said…

Hi Lanie! Merry Christmas to you and your family! It's been a long time since we corresponded. I haven't forgotten about you and all your kindness and prayers when I was sick. I'm doing well, thank the Lord. I have finished a new quilt called Birds and Berries and have posted it on my page. I hope you will take a look at it. What are you working on these days? Have a wonderful Christmas! Love, Becky

At 5:19pm on March 20, 2013, Becky Carmichael/PA said…

Hello my friend Lanie! How are you? I hope well. I am doing fine. Have good days and bad days because of lack of energy and my muscles and joints hurt. it's a side effect of the medicine I have to be on for 5 years. I just love your little Owl you have in your pictures. May I ask where you found the pattern? He's really cute. I'm working on an Irish Chain Quilt in greens for my daughter. It's going really well.  We are all hoping for warmer weather - today being the first day of Spring here - we are all tired of snow LOL. What have you been up to? Take care and was thinking of you and just had to write - Hugs, Becky xoxoxoxoxo

At 7:30am on June 5, 2012, Becky Carmichael/PA said…

Hello Lanie! It's been ages since we talked. I am doing o.k. Finished up chemo in October, then had 2 surgeries and then radiation. I am not back to work yet. Now I have been having sinus headaches and am headed to doctor again today. Medicine he gave me helped but never completely took headaches away and they are back in my eyes again and forehead. I LOVE your owl - I'd love to have the pattern! My e-mail is sewingcrafts@msn.com if you would like to share. I hope you and your family are all well. Hugs to you, Becky Carmichael

At 4:30am on February 27, 2012, Irene Gallway said…

Good morning Lanie, It's been awhile since I seen any post from you and wondering how things are going with you.  I suppose it getting fall over there as Spring is around the corner here.  I just made another one of those purses, like the one you made.  I have made three for myself but ended up giving them away so I'm hoping this one I will be able to keep.  I have another purse cut out and ready to start sewing for my friend in Indiana. Her birthday is April 1st so I decided I needed to get cracking on that.  I have had a great Winter, We have had very little snow, some nice warm days in the 40's and 50's F but also some very cold days mixed in.  I hope your having a wonderful Summer and doing allot of fun things. I'm looking forward to the Shop Hop coming up the end of April and also a visit with my friend Jenny from England, who is coming in Aug. for two weeks.  Hugs ~ Irene

At 4:04am on February 3, 2012, Amanda Best said…

I love your pictures Lanie! The country lane blocks are super cute. The batik quilt is great as well. Thanks for accepting my friend request. I hope you are doing well.

At 3:06pm on October 17, 2011, Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas) said…

Dear Lanie,  Have you received your blocks 3 & 4 yet?  They were mailed on 10-10-11.  Carol

PS  I love the blocks you are doing for your SS.  I wish I had drawn you for my SS!     I am so lucky to see them before everyone else.

At 11:27pm on September 27, 2011, Lynda Banks/Ont. said…
Lanie thank you so much for the info on the tea cozy. Tell your SIL she should do a tutorial for her cozy ...no....she should write a pattern and sell it because it is far more beautiful than the ones  she used for inspiration!!! I am going to use hers (and Your Picture) for my  inspiration!!! I will post a pic when done!!! Again thanks to both of you for sharing. By the way Lanie Your quilts are wonderful!!!
At 6:22pm on September 27, 2011, MARYAM/MO said…
The embassy called and said they want to do a full investigation of their own now and they can't say how long it will take them....so I guess we again go home without him.  They said we can call but they will not have any news until they call us about our case.....so yeah.....don't call us we'll call you sort of situation!!! grrrrrr!!!  At least it was not a no just yet! ;0)
At 8:32pm on September 26, 2011, MARYAM/MO said…
The US Embassy is who we have to satisfy.  We are already Nameer's legal guardians here in Pakistan.  A person from the Embassy came to our home on Friday.  He asked several neighbors about us....all of them were good people and even informed us later of their conversations.  The man again asked so many questions.  Safeer took him to the cemetary and showed him Naeem's grave to prove he is in deed dead.  Then he took him to the hospital to prove Aliya was there with her current husband and the newborn baby.  We hope it's a good sign that they sent a caseworker of their own to verify all the things we told were true.  Dad returned late the same night he went to get the post mortem report and some photos.  We scanned them and emailed them to the Embassy this weekend.  We hope to hear something from them today calling us back to the Embassy.  They do want Aliya to go with us for a better interview, they said it was too noisy in the hospital to have a good discussion....plus she was in so much physical discomfort as you can imagine.  The baby was 4 KG which is about 8.8 pounds.  We are still trying to pick a name lol  Our internet was not connecting for 2 days so hubby had to go to an internet cafe to send the email to the Embassy.  I will keep posting any update as possible.  Love you....thanks so much for all the positive words and prayers!!! xoxox

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