June 25, 2018
I always look forward to our little chat in the newsletter. How are you doing? I hope this week treated you well.Writing to you reminds me of shopping in a small town where everybody knows each other. "Shopping" means talking to friends, really showing interest in them and listening while they share their thoughts and opinions that are important to them.You catch up on the family news and as the conversation comes to an end, you remember what you actually came to the store for. lolThis week Sybrand and I looked at some of our photos on our "happy wall". We have 9 photos of happy moments on a wall in the lounge and sometimes when we feel a bit "quiet", just reliving those happy moments lift the spirits and I can't help to smile thinking of the happiness in the moments in those photos.I hope that you have some happy moments to lift your spirits when needed. Let me know what you do when you feel a bit "quiet".Well, now its time for me to get to the "work" part of the newsletter so chat to you soon again.Happy Stitching!Annemarie
December 18, 2018
It is wonderful to share another "feel good" story with you. This time it is from South Africa, a land with a history of racial prejudice.
A young motorist has heaped praise on two Good Samaritans via social media after a punctured tyre left him stranded on his way to Bethlehem in the Free State. The opening line of his post starts with: "You'll never find a beautiful country like South Africa. "On my way to Bethlehem from Potch, I got a puncture and I was driving a friend’s bakkie (pickup), taking some stuff home.
"I was so excited to go home that I even forgot to check if the car had everything, only to find the car doesn’t have a car jack and a wheel spanner," Neville Manchu said in his Facebook post on Friday. ...
December 14, 2018
Looking at the many advantages of traveling First Class vs Economy Class, this story warms the heart even more. Imagine the joy of a mother with a very sick baby, supposed to travel economy class, getting the opportunity to travel First Class because a kindhearted stranger thought she deserved that seat more than he does.
Kelsey Rae Zwick was flying from Orlando to Philadelphia with baby Lucy so she could be treated at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In a Facebook post Kelsey said she had boarded the American Airlines flight with Lucy, and they were making themselves comfortable when they were approached by a flight attendant.
December 04, 2018
I have wonderful memories of the family making jam when the peach season was at its height. We had many Yellow Cling Peach trees in our garden and they would yield buckets full of delicious peaches. And this is where my trip down memory lane begins.
On a specific day the family would pick these bucket fulls of peaches and take them to the veranda. There we sorted the peaches for jam or to be laid into Mason jars. The peaches for jam had to be peeled and sliced. Then it was off to the pots to boil for hours.