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CUCKI STITCHING COVE ~ A place where dreams live ~
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Tuesday 31 July 2012

Tuesday celebration...

A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.
                                                                                               ~Author Unknown
i have been a happy busy lady today..
celebrating  alizay's and deary maloo birthday...she turned 14 this year..and maloo turned 3...
                         HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ALIZAY and SWEETY MALOO
They both are a pure joy in my happy home...
it was a wonderful day of celebration...
a day of giggle..
and yummyyyy presents..
a quilt to warm them in the cold night...
eating cakes...
more gifts...

hugs...and love..
it was a happy day and i am a blessed bird in my nest...
this was a day of many memories....more sweet ones..
all moments of pure joy..
we all blessed------------

Sunday 29 July 2012

It was long ago....

hello dear friends,
happy sunday..
i am hummimg this poem from the morning and it is my another fav one..
sweet words from my happy heart for you all..
I’ll tell you, shall I, something I remember?
Something that still means a great deal to me.
It was long ago.
A dusty road in summer I remember,
A mountain, and an old house, and a tree
That stood, you know,
Behind the house. An old woman I remember
In a red shawl with a grey cat on her knee
Humming under a tree.
She seemed the oldest thing I can remember,
But then perhaps I was not more than three.
It was long ago.
I dragged on the dusty road, and I remember
How the old woman looked over the fence at me
And seemed to know
How it felt to be three, and called out, I remember
“Do you like bilberries and cream for tea?”
I went under the tree
And while she hummed, and the cat purred, I remember
How she filled a saucer with berries and cream for me
So long ago.
Such berries and such cream as I remember
I never had seen before, and never see
Today, you know.
And that is almost all I can remember
I never had seen before, and never see
Today, you know.
And the taste of the berries, the feel of the sun I remember,
And the smell of everything that used to be
So long ago,
Till the heat on the road outside again I remember,
And how the long dusty road seemed to have for me
No end, you know.
That is the farthest thing I can remember.
it won’t mean much to you. It does to me.
Then I grew up, you see.
                                                        ELEANOR FARJEON
wishing you all sweet smiles :)

Friday 27 July 2012

My little tea party :)

““There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.”
Lin Yutang, The Importance Of Living
hello dear friends and folks,
in my happy cove i am having a little tea part today..
my own little tea party :)
our dear parsley came up with this sweet idea of a online tea party in the blogland..
  i am joining parsley and her daughter for a tea party on her blog seasons of my mind..
 “The Tea Party

I had a little tea party
This afternoon at three.
'Twas very small-
Three guest in all-
Just I, myself and me.

Myself ate all the sandwiches,
While I drank up the tea;
'Twas also I who ate the pie
And passed the cake to me.
Jessica Nelson North*

                                                          my cup of tea :)
 i am a sweet tooth and i am always been a fan of home baked breads and scones..
yummy smell is coming from the kitchen...
fresh scones are calling my name..
aww lots of strawberry jam and fresh cream..yum yum

here is my fav recipe of scones for you..
  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup light cream (or milk)
  • 1 tablespoon lightly beaten egg white
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and place the shelf in the middle.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl.  Rub the butter into the dry mixture until the mixture looks like peas.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the egg yolks, egg white and cream.  Mix thoroughly.
  4. Put the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  5. Shape the dough into a large circle about 6 inches in radius, and 1/2 inch thick.  Cut into 8 wedges.  Place on an greased cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
  6. Remove when golden brown.
  7. Serve with jam and fresh cream....
  8. yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
     i am enjoying my little tea party with me and myself :)
    please come on over to have a cup of tea or coffee with me..and some yummy scones..
    thank you for visiting me...
                                                 “A cup of tea would restore my normality.”
                                                                                        ― Douglas Adams
    off to have another or two cup of tea with yummy scones...
    happy friday friends...
    hope yours is filled with happiness <3

Thursday 26 July 2012

Summer postcard blog hop ....

hello dear friends,
good evening!
i just received a mail from from jo of Serendipitous Stitching and i got my summer postcard blog hop..
i am so excited for it that i could'nt wait for another minute..
i just grabbed my laptop and here i am sharing this sweet post card with you all :)
i love this postcard so much ..and it is from JULIE at Julie's and yes Dear's Raving
dear julie sent me this cute picture with the most sweetest message..
she says..
"This was a project I did for my dad, and it reminds me of summer when I was a child.  He wanted to have me make something for him.  I had trouble though, cause I didn't find anything that called to me in his name.  Then I saw this, and it was perfect for dad.  He had a sailboat for a while when I was a kid, and this reminded me of that.  It was a bookmark pattern, but I did it on fourteen count and framed it.  I worked on it at his house for a week and a half, and he had no clue.  I did it right in front of his eyes, and when I told him that, he started paying attention to what I was working on.  I'm dedicating Desert Landscapes Mandala to him cause I did so much of it at his house.
Love Julie and Yes Dear"
it is so sweet <3
thank you dear jo for hosting this wonderful blog fun for all of us..
dear julie thank you for sharing this lovely picture and sweet thoughts with us all.
big hugs for all my sweet blog land all super sweet..
have a lovely evevning..
now i can have my hubby is giving me those funny looks..he he he
cucki xxxx

Wednesday 25 July 2012

simple things....

My dear friends,
you know----sometimes it is just the simple things that made me SMILE :)
starting a new project on a crisp linen...

old familiar dusty path....

finding a piece of old blue calico...

an un- known visitor.....

i love to find beauty in the simple things..
i am blessed-------------
May you all blessed with joy of simple beauty..

Monday 23 July 2012

keeping busy~~

~hello dear friends and folks,
happy monday :)
i hope you have had a lovely happy weekend..
mine was a busy one...
cleaning..moping..scrubbing..dusting..and washing..
my happy cove is shinning like a little star now :)
i am so pleased to tell you..
another happy finish in my treasure is added...

I do just LOVE how it turned out!
happy me:)
This year is flying in a buzz of activity for me... I'm still trying to get caught up and find my balance..
i am thinking after submitting my assignment and my research work end of this year..i will take a little break next year or may be i will study correspondence from home.
i will talk about this with my teachers too..
lets see what life brings out next for me..
whatever it is..
deary cucki is happy-----------ALWAYS
wishing you all warm smiles..and happy stitching
blessings from the cove <3

Friday 20 July 2012

***What a news***

hello dear friends and happy Thursday :)
where does the time go?it just seems that days are flying too fast..
i hope the day has been super happy for has been truly for me...
life is going on happily..
so in this little time the one i am getting..i am so busy but enjoying myself..
 i just have to share this..
next month on 25 august is my birthday and my family surprised me with my early birthday gift..
they are sending me to "ighali workshop"to cape town.
i will fly on 27 august and it is a 3 day workshop and i will come back on 31 august.
i will attend Hardanger Sampler class there..
here it will look like this..

 i received the material and thread from my teacher..i have to do satin stitch and kloster block and finish before ighali and the rest i will do in the workshop with my teacher..
i can chose the color of the threads and it is on linen material..
i chose mushroom color and it is perle thread..
here is my tiny progress....
 i enjoying it from my heart <3

Ighali 2012 - Accommodation:-

 Set in 130 hectares of fynbos in the Hemel-en Aarde Valley near the town Hermanus in the Western Cape.

oh dear i am so excited for it..i am truly spoiled..thank you to my kind and wonderful hubby...ME so blessed to be with him..
i love him!!!

thank you for letting me share...
On that note... I better get back to stitching!
 Wishing you all warm smiles...
blessings from the cove :)



Monday 16 July 2012

Happy monday evening friends,
it is so cold here..i cant tell is so cold and super washing line is flying in the air.."wosh"
it is a stitching time in my happy and cosy cove...
i am hibernating and stitching..and singing..and stitching..
here is my happy finish...
my sweet squares of happiness and joy :)
miss.kettle is whistling and calling me...
off to make tea and yummyyyyy biscuits are calling my name too..
then on a hunt for a new project from my stash...
hope your week is filled with happiness..

big beary hugs for you all my sweet friends...
cucki *.*

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Happy stitching :)

hello dear friends,
Another cold and windy day here..
but me loving it so much..
spending my time hybernating and stitching....away...
i just finished a secret picture :)
cucki girl is so happy and chuffed :)
i owe myself a big mug of coffee with a big slice of a yummy cake....
wow ..great idea..cucki..
my dear friends thank you so much for all your lovely comments..
i really love and treasure each of your comments..they made my days and my life more happier :D)
hope you day is as happier as mine...
love,joy and happiness always <3
cucki *.*

Tuesday 3 July 2012

"love to stitch"

Happy Tuesday dear friends,
i am stitching happily..this happy time i found and i am enjoying every bit of it..
reading and stitching and stitching and reading..
singing and laughing and walking...
i am so blessed....
remember this sweet kit..of biscornou...
i got it from yiotas  ..
i so much wanted to see it i grab her from my stitchy basket and here it is now all finished and happily resting in my biscornou basket..
i enjoy stitching her so much..
my little new treasure...
now what next???
off to search in my magic stitchy basket..
then happy stitching in my sewing nest :)
wishing you a day filled with love and BIG SMILES :D)

love you dear friends