Sunday, August 7, 2011

A New Collage and some Gifts to share

As many of you know I have been away for a short while
visiting my elderly father in Adelaide,
South Australia
during this visit Jeff and I shared a "mystery tour"
with a very old friend, Sue, and her husband, Ian,
which took us to a beach resort for
2 nights.
It really was a most pleasant time visiting some beautiful places, a winery,
and gorgeous galleries and shops.

As it was Sue's birthday I made this collage for her.

I did manage to find some bits and pieces for creating with like these:

 and these.

On my arrival back home there were two parcels awaiting from dear friends including
one from Marie of
with these beautiful items

Some beautiful vintage photos, text, music sheets, ledger paper, vintage
articles from magazines, two packets of mixed threads
these gorgeous vintage wooden pegs

which will be so useful in winding on my laces.
Thank you so very much Marie - for all your kindness!

from my friend Judy came this wonderful selection of doilies in all number of
sizes from tiny to large

I have already dyed some and am onto my next project
with these -
Thank you Judy so much - you are always so generous and thoughtful.

Another sale - Petite Rose Journal has now been posted off to its new
owner in Australia.

Wishing every one a wonderful upcoming week creating or doing what you most love to do.  A special thanks to all my new followers and to everyone who has commented on my
new header.

Love Suzy xxx


  1. Suzy your fabric collage is stunning!
    Have a nice Sunday
    Hugs Alexandra

  2. Morning, your collage is gorgeous, your friend is so lucky. What a great haul of supplies you've found, wonderful fabric. Your parcels are so exciting as well, you have some very lovely friends :)

  3. Terrific fabric collage, beautifully created!

  4. Fabulous collage for your friend and what wonderful, wonderful treasures.... I am drooling!

  5. Welcome back, dear Suzy! Sue must have been very excited when she received your gorgeous gift. The collage you created for her is just fabulous!
    I'm very happy for you that you found such lovely packages when you came home. Marie is a sweetie, sharing her wonderful vintage clothes pins and lovely ephemera with you. Judy has been very generous too, sending you the pretty doilies. I know they will become part of something gorgeous.
    It's wonderful that your beautiful rose journal was sold.
    Have a nice and relaxing evening, sweetie!
    Big hugs and love,

  6. Welcome back Suzy...Your collage is stunning,
    once again, you managed to stir my heart...
    much love, G xoxoox

  7. Dear Suzy
    What a lovely trip you had and I hope your dear father was well.

    Your friend Sue no doubt was delighted with the exquisite collage you created for her - a special gift for an old friend!

    How lovely to arive home to those exciting parcels full of all the bits we love to create with!!

    Your new blog header looks stunning!
    Wishing you a happy new week Suzy

  8. Suzy, Fabulous, every piece you create gives me joy.
    Hugs, Jackie

  9. Suzy, your new collage is stunning! And lovely gifts too!

  10. Welcome back Suzy...missed you! what a spectacular collage Suzy. you are so talented, beautiful, soulful, awesome, sweet, kind, generous....all of the above! I know that your dad feels the same way...he is a blessed man...all will be well...Congrats on another sale and all your new followers. your header repesents your gorgeous you my fabric she-ro!

  11. Hi Suzy,
    How nice to have you back from visiting your Dad and so nice that you could have a bit of R&R while you were away.
    Love all your finds and such a lovely gift to come home to.
    Have a great week,
    Hugs, Angela.

  12. Lovely post as always, colourful and simply beautiful!
    Welcome back and have a great week,

    Sandie xx

  13. Suzy, the fabric is lovely, as always! And what treasures you found!

    Have a happy week!

  14. Dear Suzy,
    what a gorgeous collage you made for your friend Sue and I'm sure she was thrilled.Wonderful finds
    you brought home. I'm glad you liked my little surprise:)Have a great start of the week.
    Big hugs to you my friend.

  15. Suzy,
    Thanks so much for visiting. I had to see who else was up and about and I am so glad that I did! Your blog is just lovely and the things you make are divine! I'm having a good long look around and following you. Love, love, love your work.

  16. Hi Suzy,
    Found your blog quite by chance, how lovely your creations are.
    I'm sure your friend loved the collage that you made for her.
    I'm off to browse your etsy now.

  17. Your art leaves me speechless, it truly does. Your friend is so lucky to receive this piece of art but then again I am sure she knows just how lucky she is and what a treasure.
    Marie is such a generous person and always puts such thought into gifts for everyone. I am sure you will have such fun creating with your news vintage treasures.

  18. What a Gorgeous collage for your friend! A lucky gal. And such sweet surprizes to come home to.
    It sounds like you had a wonderful vacation, shopping, vineyards and a beach resort, Dosen't get much better than that!
    hugs Lynn

  19. Welcome home Suzy! Imagine you cherished the time spent with your Dad. Love all the goodies you picked up along the way too and even some on arrival home. I love receiving packages from art friends - just like Christmas!

  20. hello Suzy, welcome back at home. I love your collage. sue must be happy to receive this gift.
    Many thanks for your comments on my blog.
    best wishes

  21. In a world filled with so many distractions and stresses, your blog is always a place of refuge. Thank you Suzy.

  22. absolutely fantastic!! and all those little gifts!! wow!!

  23. Your collage is so wonderful. ',m always drooling away on your blog with all the colors and lace. Beautiful!!
    Hugs Yvonne

  24. Hi sweetie Suzy,
    The collage for Sue is gorgeus,-and there is so many fantastic bits and pieces,of wonderful fabric`s and laces- that I could look at it for hours,dear friend- I know she was sooo happy to open up ,this.
    And sweet Marie, send you some lovely goodies-I love the pegs,-and also the doilies from Judy-
    I`m happy for you, you had a wonderful time with your friends, visiting wonderful places,and buying goodies to create with.
    I so envy the buyer of your beautiful petite rose journal, sweet Suzy.
    Love and hugs-Dorthe

  25. Your fabric collage is awesome, Suzy! All of the detail that you have added make this one a knock-out! Your friend is so lucky to receive such a wonderful piece.

    Have a lovely day!
    Big hugs,

  26. Dear Suzy as usual I am filled with admiration for your learned mixture of color, Known must be very happy of this magnificent present!
    That of beautiful things received to create, he delays me discovering your wonderful work.
    Bravo for this new presentation of blog, she is magnificent and emphasizes well your talent!

    Beautiful day Suzy

  27. Your collages are just beautiful. I love deep color that you use...they give a feeling of royalty.

    I'm new to your blog. I found it through another one but can't remember who.

    I'll be a new follower...I'd love for you to pop in for a visit.

    Have a great day,
    Stephanie Suzanne ♥

  28. That collage is absolutely fantastic. She must have been thrilled. Glad you had a good time in Adelaide, I've never had a good experience there, and I've been there 1/2 dozen times. I should have gone to the wineries. Before and during... :-))

  29. Your collages are so richly textured and over the top. Lovely combination of colors. Lucky recipient!
    best, nadia

  30. Hi Suzy,
    So glad to hear you had a lovely time away and how nice to do something out of the ordinary and go to a beach resort with friends.
    Lurve the collage for your friend, so creative and feminine.
    How sweet, to come home to special gifts from friends.
    Very inspiring!
    Creative hugs,


Thank you so very much for stopping here to say hello and to see what I have been creating. I really treasure each and everyone of you for your comments. It is so appreciated....Suzy

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