Thursday, September 15, 2011

Spring is Coming and So is Some New Work

Firstly I would love to thank everyone of you who
has posted such heart felt and encouraging
comments over the loss of my
Dad -
for entering your name in my


which will be drawn in exactly one week
Friday, 23rd Sept.
there is still time if you would like to enter -
Just leave your comment in the post below this one.

As we all know:

(From the Byrd's song)
There is "A time to dance, a time to mourn
To everything (turn turn turn)
There is a season (turn turn turn)
And a time to every purpose under Heaven".

So with the advent of the Spring season here where I live
on the far south coast of Australia

I have turned my muse to a new birth of creativity
in the form of a Nature Journal
which is on my table
ready for assembling.

I was so fortunate that this commission came just at the time
when I was needing the challenge
of a new project
to get back

to the place where I belong - in my studio!!!

Thank you so much Gisele

for the challenge!

Thank you also to every new follower who has joined my blog
and for the inspiring comments you have left!
It is so appreciated and gives me
a reason to continue
to fulfil my purpose

Have a wonderful upcoming weekend
take care of yourselves and everyone around you!
You are all special!

Hugs from


  1. I LOVE Saucer Magnolias!!! They are my absolute favorites!!! (Flowering trees. Pink tulips are my fav flowers.) :) How wonderful! Being in the other hemisphere, I forget that our seasons are opposite. Here I am getting all snuggly for cooler fall weather and the leaves changing colors! I read "Spring Is Coming..." and I was all like "Wait... what?" LOL

    Enjoy your Spring and time in your studio! Such beautiful work!

    Love and Hugs From Atlanta, Georgia,

  2. Dear Suzi, Your photos are gorgeous! Your garden is so beautiful! I am sure it brings you much joy and pleasure! The Nature Journal you are making is gorgeous! I love all the pretty details and lovely laces! I know Gisele will love it!
    Take good care and enjoy your upcoming weekend! You are special too! xo Hugs from Paula

  3. Oh my gosh--this is so completely GORGEOUS, Suzy!!! WOW!!

  4. Lovely photos Suzy! This looks to be another beautiful journal - want to see more photos!!!

  5. What beautiful trees! I'm looking forward to seeing your nature journal when it's finished!

  6. I love the Nature Journal sneak peek! Looking forward to seeing more. Hugs

  7. I'm so glad I found this lovely blog!!!
    Liliane from Belgium

  8. Well...I for thrilled to see you back at, I!

  9. Visiting you here Suzi is like entering a magical kingdom of unimaginable delights and beauty!!
    I will be anxious to see how your Nature Journal progresses. :)

    Love, Light and Laughter,


  10. Hello Suzy,
    It's nice to see that you are back in your studio and working on a beautiful piece.
    I loved seeing your spring especially as our Autmn has arrived and winter is just around the corner.
    Smiles across the miles, Angela.x

  11. Things happen when they need to to keep us moving forward. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I love to follow yours and see your rich pieces.

  12. Dear Suzy, thanks for your sweet mail dear, your new journal looks great, I'm sure it will be fantastic when it's finished, love the theme you have chosen.
    Hugs and love

  13. Oh my sweetest Suzy this is so beautiful, in the nature tones, and images,and the fattest gorgeous journal anyone could wish for. I can see you found some very special laces to add.Someone will be totally happy to open up this packet.You know I`m so happy for you, you have been able to start creating again- dear friend- that means piece on mind- and joy.
    Your trees are amazingly beautiful, and so are the magnolia.
    Warm hugs-and love.

  14. Qu'est-ce que j'ai hâte d'admirer ton nouvel ouvrage. Tout est si beau. Et ton printemps ! Bisous et bonne soirée

  15. Your work is divine. Have a lovely time creating!

  16. Dear Suzy,
    your nature journal is absolutely gorgeous!!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful spring photos with us.Have a wonderful upcoming weekend dear friend.
    Sending hugs and love,

  17. I am so thrilled to read that you are back in your studio and immersed in such a fabulous project!!! It will be an exquisite masterpiece!!!! Your spring photos are glorious! I love fall here in VA but the spring is my favorite season. Perhaps I should have two springs each year , one in the US and pop down to Oz for a second helping!!! Wish that i could , I would definitely have to make plans to meet up!!! Keep on stitching and working with your hands - It is definitely what your dear Dad would have wanted for you - doing what you love!! Big Hugs!

  18. Suzy, so good to see this post. The spring blooms are fabulous and I am sure your journal will be just as beautiful.

    I am so pleased to see you posting and working again - I was just thinking of you this morning as I walked around my own spring garden.

  19. Hello my sweet friend, Your garden is such a great place and your blooming trees are fantastic. It must be wonderful to sit there and relax.
    I'm glad you spend more time in your studio again. Your new journal creation is stunning and the recipient will love it.
    Have a wonderful weekend, my dearest Suzy!
    Sending you lots of hugs and love,

  20. what a chance for being in spring!! here in france autums is coming!! beautiful pictures suzi!! love your challenge entry!! beautifulgorgeous!

  21. Hello Dear Suzi,
    Glad to see you are back creating those awesome things you do. Your garden is beautiful..We are in the fall now here in Canada, and all our lovely blossoming wonders will soon be gone.... sigh!
    I LOVE the Nature Journal..... Very unique....
    Thanks for sharing

  22. Hi Suzy - your new work looks perfectly you and the garden is a real springtime treat - how things have come along since I was last lucky enough to visit, much love jo xx

  23. Suzy, I just always have to chuckle when I hear you say you're almost at springtime and here we are in the States just winding down summer. :-) What a difference the equator makes!


  24. Glad to hear you're back working on your beautiful pieces of art. Those magnolias are spectacular!

  25. Hi Suzy,

    Beautiful is the spring, trees wake up from sleep, are beautiful colorful,
    au August autumn I started, also beautiful but rainy and cold, coz these are the laws of nature,
    This poem is for you, I created it herself,

    Young leaves all enjoy:
    wind-that it swings and swaying,
    -clouds that dance across the sky,
    bird-what-the-fly rubbing branches
    and green shadows
    and the radius of the sun.
    Young leaves enjoy with you,
    they are young leaves.,
    and you also enjoy the leaves and clapping hands,

    many hugs ........

  26. I must say I wish I was there in oz right now. We are heading into cold nights and the flowers are starting to say good bye until next year.
    I love your latest project and it is so good to see you creating again. Sharon

  27. Beautiful! Love you...beautiful and glad to know you are back in your STUDIO!

  28. Suzy,
    What amazing pictures. Your nature journal has come together beautifully. I can tell from the bits I've seen that your heart went into this project. I wish I could examine each & every page! Wonderful!

  29. Hi Suzy, thanks for sharing such lovely photos of spring and your Nature Journal, I'm sure it will be amazing when completed. Wishing you much inspiration for your new creating, glad you're back, hugs Robyn.

  30. Oh everything is so pretty! Our leaves here are about to die off and fall away in preparation for Winter and Cold and Snow.....but that also means warm fires, hot cocoa..and movies...and knit scarves..and beautiful sweaters....etc! So, I'm okay with it!

    I'm also hosting a'll have to drop in and play!

    ciao bella

    creative carmelina

  31. Wow Suzy thats gonna be stunning x

  32. What a beautiful spring garden & your nature journal is simply stunning. The show is going well so far, thanks for your encouraging words ;)

  33. Beautiful spring photos Suzy.
    Love the sneak peeks from your new natures journal - it looks fab.
    Have a wonderful day sweet friend.
    xo Tina

  34. Hi,
    I hope that you are doing well ... and I am so sorry to hear about your dad! It is so difficult ... please but know that you are being thought of and best wishes sent your way. Spring is such a beautiful time and here in Canada we are heading into fall which is also beautiful but bittersweet!
    Thank you so much for stopping by and checking in on me ... hasn't beeen the greatest but back at it - I am!
    Your work is truly an oasis to stop by and visit!
    Very best of thoughts and wishes,

  35. Suzy - I am so so sorry for the loss of your father. I guess I missed that while I was away on travels. I can understand your loss - certainly I have been there - but my heart breaks to know that a friend is felling such a loss.

    I hope that your beautiful journal has helped to get you motivated again and to know that WE MUST go on - its hard I know - I will say a prayer for you and keep you close in my heart.

    Your spring photos are magnificent - I'm hoping that the warm breezes and scent of the flowers and songs of the birds - will all help you to heal and make peace with this loss.


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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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