Saturday, 10 August 2013

Article in Inspirations 79

As usual the latest edition of Inspirations - the world's most beautiful embroidery magazine - are filled with an array of delicious embroidery projects covering a variety of styles and methods. 
I love the pink and green cover - it is my favourite* colour* combination! 

The other reason I really, really like it, is because there is an article on pg 10, I wrote about my African Flower Chain. It's already a year ago we took that trip around South Africa. I can't believe how time flies! That icy cold day in early August when we left Pretoria (and had a very rare snowfall) feels like yesterday... 

And here we are, all settled in Australia, with many new friends and new stories to tell.

*One of the many great things about living in Australia now is that I can ignore the spell checker when it tries to tell me to omit the 'u' in favourite and colour. This is the way we spell it in South Africa and in Australia. Is it a southern hemisphere thing, I wonder?

Flower feedback: Three Rondavels 5

I was very happy when I received this message a few weeks ago. I haven't heard from this flower for a while and assumed that it has been removed. I thought this was a recent visit but it turns out that the photo was taken in September last year. I am really grateful that Charnette still sent it to me even though she visited almost a year ago, but it does mean that the flower is most probably not there anymore...

Our company sent me and my colleague for a weekend away.  We decided to go to Hazyview and visit all the attractions there.  Amanda De Villiers and I, Charnette Wanty, took our boyfriends with, Quinten  and Nelius. Nelius  and I just started dating shortly before we went on this holiday, enjoying the lovely sightseeing around Hazyview.  

Thank you for sharing Charnette!

Flower feedback: Franschoek 21 & 22

This is the flower that keeps on giving!

This lovely picture comes from Rob and Tina Kuipers - in love in Franschoek, 
tasting wine and loving life!

This next picture comes from Henk Pitzer from Pretoria.

Henk and his family traveled to Cape Town to celebrate his youngest son's 21st birthday. He tells me his whole family loves to learn about their heritage and cultural history, and that this is the reason they visited the monument in Franschoek. 
Here he is with his eldest son Willem.

Thank you all for sharing your story!