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Saturday 31 December 2011


Happy New Year to you all my dear friends..
May this coming 2012 brings us all lots of joy, hapiness, love,wellness and laughter :) !!!
Wishing you all happiness and joy every single day of your life.
                                             NEW YEAR'S BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL

Friday 30 December 2011

WIPocalypse 2012

hello dear friends,
I have joined in on Measi's WIPocalypse for 2012. in which I will be working my way through some of my old WIP's and sharing pictures on the full moon.
me so excited for this way i can work on my poor wip..they are somewhere in dark corner of the cupboard or somewhere else..
You can also visit Measi's blog to see,,it is truly something very nice.. Here are the pics of the projects I will try to finish during 2012..good luck to me :)
                                                lhn..The Sampler Lady
                                                An Amish Afternoon
                                       The Sampler Girl..Tea With Jane Austen
                                     The Gift Of Stitching..My Lovely Sewing Tools
                                                       My Sewing Room
                                                            And ME :)
i think they will keep me busy for a long time in 2012..and there are few in my mind that i wanted to start many stitchy projects are in my mind is getting
wishing you all a very happy new year with full of stitchy thoughts and fun :)

                                           happy ostrich from the cove

Thursday 29 December 2011

lots of love and kindeness in mail for me

hello dear friends and folks,
here is ME..oh..i am working like a busy bee..flying here and there..and my head is many things i wanted to do and finish..finally cleaning is done and washing is flying happily..and i got some peace and ME time..
i am here :)
thnak you so much for all your lovely words for me and warm welcome..i am so happy and feeling so blessed..
i just had to show you all these lovely gifts that came in mail for me :)
 my sweet christmas gift from Shirlee
i love it so is so sweetttttttttttttt
this is from dear sophie for my maloo..
maloo is so happy and loved it so much..thnak you dear sophie..maloo is so happy and sending big kitty hugs for you...and lots of love from all of us..kissess
Thank you Shirlee for my and maloo lovely gifts..we both are so happy and so thankful to you and dear sophie :)
love you always  xx
this lovely gift from my sweet Lilian..
aww such lovely hand stitched card for me..and beautiful ornament and kit..
Thank you dear so swet and my lovely friend.
beautiful autumn picture from Lilian for me..
thnak you dear..i love it so much..i will frame it:)
Thank you Lilian for all my lovely gifts..
love you xx
My lovely giveaway gift from "Michelle's stitchcraft place"
thank you dear Michelle..everything is so so beautiful..i am over the moon and so happy :)
a big thank you and love for you..
i will surely make this lovely pin is so cute..beautiful kit..
thank you for everything dear..
love you xx
me and sari did a christmas exchange..
this is my christmas exchnage gift from sari..
thnak you dear,,i love it so much:)
lots of love for you xx
I am feeling so many lovely gifts..i opened in one day..i am jumping with joy :D)
All the handwork is just magnificent! I love all my goodies and ME just so lucky!
A big THANK YOU to all my dear friends :)
well..i didnt stitched from last so many days..i am missing my stitching me off to look in my stitchy basket..
what i am going to start? well one rr is waiting for me..that i an surely going to stitch it first..
soon i will pop in with the finish picture of it..
and there are so many other stitching that i wanted to do.,.my little head is full of so many stitchy thoughts :)
HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR is coming too..this year was really fast..and it fly so quickly..LETS MAKE 2012 A VERY HAPPY YEAR AND FULL OF JOY FOR ALL OF US..
wishing you a very blessed day..fill with love and laughter
xoxoxox            cucki

Wednesday 28 December 2011


                                 Holiday's are always so much fun but coming back home is...
                                                                  truly soooooooo nice !
love and hugs
cucki xxx

Monday 26 December 2011

cucki's fun day..yummyyyyy

hello dear friends and folk,
i hope you all had a loveliest christmas and shared so many lovely moments and laughing time with family and friends.
its been a lovely one here and me so happy full of excitement and happiness all the time..
it is summer here..days are long and much longer here in cape town than joburg :) and that is perfectly fine too...
we all decided to treat ourselves and we headed towrds a strawberry farm..and what a fun day we all had..
yup..the strawberry is "Mooiberg" farm..
we had so much fun time..
picking up strawberries..
eating fresh from the bushes..
and this is "Mountain Breeze" farm..
aww such yummyy,,silly fun i am having :)
the joy of running around in the fields..behind the kids..well me running more than
eating yummy sweet strawberries..not caring about my muddy dress and wild hair..
me muddy everywhere but no worries..such fun time we all had..
lots of  lovely scarecrow around us..
what fun :)
now me so tired and sleepy..i think i ate so much today..he he he
and i need a shower too..
i was a real farmer girl today..
happy bunny hugs from cucki

Sunday 25 December 2011

Stellenbosch Village Museum

hello dear friends,
here another exciting day i spent at this lovely museum..we had so much fun..
this village is consist of 4 old houses..and each house is restored and furnished in the style of its own particular time and period..the visitor can walked from one period house to the next and see how furniture,design,fashions,in fact,domestic taste in general changed over the years.
The first house the museum has restored is the Schreuderhuis. This home was built in 1709, and it survived the first great fire in Stellenbosch, Schreuderhuis is the oldest restored and documented town house in the whole of south africa. The interior furnishing and the garden are typical of a Stellenbosch home from the period of 1690 - 1720, in true pioneer spirit much of the furniture was made from locally available materials.
The strings of onions, herbs and salted fish hanging from the rafters, the open hearth in the kitchen and the primitive Cape furniture lend a special charm to this dwelling. You will notice that there is sharp contrast to the handsome appointments of later, more opulent homes. In true pioneer spirit much of the furniture was made from locally available materials.
                                                 front of the first house..
                                                        inside the house...
                                                          bed room...
                                                        another bedroom...
The second home in our Museum complex is Blettermanhuis, has been restored and furnished to illustrate a wealthy Stellenbosch home from around the period of 1750 - 1780. Blettermanhuis was built in 1789 by Hendrik Lodewyk Bletterman, who was the last landdrost (magistrate) of Stellenbosch to be appointed by the Dutch East India Company.
This house is built in the typical 18 th Century Cape style, with 6 gables in an H shaped ground plan. The daughter Maria Magdelana, later married Christian Ludolph Neethling who built another of the houses in the Village Museum complex, Grosvenor House.
                                                              children or guest bedroom..
                                                        lady..wife.. bedroom..

                                                    same bedroom left side...
                                                          mr husband...bedroom..
husband and wife have sperate bedroom..

                                                               side of the kitchen...

Originally built by Christian Ludolph Neethling in 1782, Grosvenor House was added to by successive owners until it reached its present appearance in 1803. Grosvenor House, along with Koopmans de Wet House and the Martin Melck House in cape town , is one of the most outstanding examples of a two-storeyed, flat-roofed patrician town house, of which there was a considerable amount in Stellenbosch as well as in cape twon.
A large garden and early 19th century appointments characterise this home, which represents the period from 1800 to 1830.
                                                           first upright piano..
                                                           dining room..
 another bed room....look at the beautiful lace work at the top of the bed and stunning warm quilt..
                                              and kitchen..a bit modern from the last two houses..
                                                        outside the house..beautiful garden..
4--- THE HOME OF OM BERGH (1850)
The fourth house, which was the home of O.M Bergh, originally had a thatched roof and gables similar to those of Blettermanhuis. During the 19 th Century it was altered to look as it does to this day. The home of OM Bergh is a typical mid-nineteenth century home with wall-paper, furniture and accessories from the period of 1840 to 1870. Olof Marthinus Bergh and his family lived in this house from 1836 up to 1877.
                                                     lovely sitting room with beautiful piano..
                                                               it is a long passage..
                                                        study room..

                                                       bed room..
        children bedroom with toys..they have 11 kids :)
and something very interesting..this is the first bathroom and first shower..
                                                   modern kitchen..
                                                           dining room..
it was truly a wonderful tour  around the lovely village and looking at these lovely period of time..i dont wanted to leave this lovely village..
i hope you will enjoy this lovely tour too..
big hugs
cucki xx
   cucki outside the fourth house with the lady who dressed up in that olden time of clothes.