Saturday, December 3, 2011

Wishing for a "Heart Felt" Christmas

Before sharing  this small felted
and collaged fabric book I would like to say just a huge
"Thank you" to all who have entered my

(see my button on top right!)

for all the wonderful and supportive comments
that have been left by you all!
I am sorry if I have not been able to respond to everyone's
comments as yet but please know that you are SO

Now for the story about the felted book
It was  made
for a dear blogging friend, Paula,
is currently recovering
in Intensive Care following major
heart surgery.

Paula just adores roses so I thought it fitting

to create one based on roses.

The pages have been collaged and quilted
onto chocolate coloured felt
using a selection of vintage laces
and rose fabrics from
my fabric stash.

I made this to give her  inspiration,
courage and strength
for what she was about to face.

This is where it sits - right beside her bed
and it will be there waiting for her
on her return home
for Christmas.

Paula sent me these gorgeous gifts
which she made before she left for the surgery.

Paula is an extremely talented dollmaker,
mixed media artist,
 embroiderer, needle worker
and collage artist.

We are all sending Paula lots of healing energy,
love and support
during this most difficult time
and looking forward to seeing her back in her garden
and her beautiful  studio enjoying each day full of health
and happiness.

Paul's condition is a very sobering reminder of our very short time on this planet and how we must make the best
use of it
as well as the need to look out for each other!

Just a few more completed needlebooks here
which have already been sold!

A final reminder to you all
about my

If you would like to enter please see my
previous post for all the details
to enter
(not on this post).
You still have one week left!

Wishing you all a most relaxing weekend!

A couple of my blogging friends have
also just become the
proud owners of 4 legged fury babies
I wish them lots of fun in
getting to know their new family members!
xxx Suzy


  1. What a beautiful gift for your friend, I know she will find caring and true uplifting from this gift. xox Corrine

  2. Wow Suzy your the Queen of fabric books for me....what a heart felt post and i hope your friends is well soon x

    Off to find that GiveAway now xx

  3. Suzy,
    The book you made for Paula takes my breath away. What a wonderful friend you are to support her in such a beautiful way. I know looking at it will cheer her & give her the courage she needs. You are so right about fleeting time. I've lost so many dear ones & the holidays are sometimes bitter sweet. I try to live each day as if it were my last, thanks for the reminder.
    I'm off to enter your give-away now...what a Christmas treat that would be!

  4. Beautiful journal from a beautiful heart :) I'm sure your friend will be thrilled with her journal upon her return from the hospital. Have a wonderful weekend.


  5. Wishing Paula all the best. I'm sure your lovely rose book will bring a smile to her face. Beautiful work and a most heartfelt gift.

  6. sending out good thoughts for your friend. the embellishments on the book that waits for her are stunning.

  7. What a beautiful gift you've created for your friend. Heart-felt indeed. And every time she looks at your lacy creation, she will know she is loved.

  8. This is lovely Susy. I am sure it will help your friend to recover from her illness. A gift made with so much attention and love gives a wonderful feeling!

  9. I think your friend will be over the moon with the rosy book, it's gorgeous.

  10. As usual your work is exquisite Suzy.
    I love roses too so this book was a winner for me. I'm sure Pauls will love it and it will encourage a speedy recovery.
    Have a peacful Sunday,
    Hugs, Angela.x

  11. Beautiful work Suzi. I am sure your friend with treasure this forever. May God bless her and keep her safe. Merry Christmas!

  12. Hi Suzy, I'm Maru, live in Valdivia, southern city of Chile. I've been watching your blog and I've loved your work. Do long I have wanted to do crazy quilting, but I have some doubts, could you help me?
    1.-the base always has to be a book, notebook, or something like?
    2.-If you make something usable and use paper, so you how will wash then? I ask because my intention is to make a crazy quilt, because I am half crazy, lol. But the doubts I flooded and I do not know where to start.I'd much appreciate like guidance as I see that you are an expert and I want to learn.
    My mail is

  13. What an amazing gift to be waiting at her bedside when she returns home, regaining her strength, to touch and feel the love of each thread sewn from a friend! You brought tears to my eyes as I read the love you have for your friend and the reminder we are all here for a limited time, and how much love we have to give!

    Merry Christmas to you and your dear friend. I will keep her in my prayers.


  14. Dear suzy,
    Your heart felt book is breathtaking. I'm sorry to hearabout your friends illnes i'm sure your book will give her strenght when she returns from the hospital to get better It's so filled with love.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs and love

  15. It is a wonderful feeling, to know you can bring just a little happiness to someone who is going through such hard circumstances.

  16. I'm almost but, not quite lost for words after seeing Paulas' Rose journal, it should certainly make her feel loved and in return much better.
    I'm always thrilled by your work, each piece always makes me gasp. Nowonder, they all have my favourite things in their making, textiles, namely lace,paper,flowers and above all, uplifting colours and composition.

    Keep 'em coming Suzi!

    Sending healing vibe to your friend Paula too.

    Have a great week,

    Sandie xx

  17. You're such a good and thoughtful friend. I'm sure your gift will lift her spirits and help speed her recovery.

  18. Suzi, your generosity knows no bounds. What a fabulous gift. I trust Paula will be back to good health soon.

  19. Paula will love your gift, my dear Suzy. Not only because it is gorgeous but also because she knows that you made it with lots of love and caring thoughts. Hopefully she will fully recover soon. Enjoy the beautiful gifts she had sent you.
    It's wonderful but not amazing at all that your needlebooks sold so fast.
    Have a lovely evening, sweet friend!
    Big hugs and the warmest wishes,

  20. Suzy, this must make you feel wonderful to know that your friend cherishes your work and how much it means to her at this time....

    Yes, life is so short....we need reminders from time-to-time. I know I do.

    Blessings to you this spring day!
    PS: Almost the 1st day of winter here and the days are getting so short!

  21. Healing hugs being sent to your dear friend!! She will sail through the surgery on all the love she is receiving from friends like you! What a gorgeous book!!! You are SEWWWW talented!!! I hope that I can create something remotely wonderful as that someday!!!

  22. Suzy that is such a beautiful and special book! Your friend is sure to be totally enchanted when she sees it! Something created with love for a friend carries with it a very precious energy that will brighten even the darkest day.
    Love Tina xo

  23. You are quite a remarkable friend, Suzy. Paula will heal all the quicker for smiling at your beautiful fabric journal all day every day. It is truly exquisite and full of love for your friend.

  24. Your fabric journal is wonderful!
    Hugs Alexandra

  25. What a great way to encourage and support your friend with your lovely gift of a fabric book, it is so beautiful, truely inspiring and heartfelt x

  26. This book is a wonderful present for your friend, I hope that Paula is fast well to recover from her operation, good luck to her!

    Beautiful day dear Suzy

  27. Hi my dearest Suzy, such a most gorgeous book you made our sweet Paula, it is beautifuland a fabolous piece, and such lovely creations ,she so dearly made you , as a thankyou. I love her little dolls and angels.
    Your new needlebooks are gorgeously looking dear friend.
    Hugs and love, Dorthe

  28. hello suzy
    your heartfelt book is breathtaken.
    every page is beautiful, unique and precious.
    she will be trilled to get a present like this.
    and your needlework is perfect.
    have a nice week

  29. Suzy-
    Your friend Paula is going to be thrilled with this beautiful fabric book. I am sure it will cheer her right into better health. You are so kind to think of her and to craft such an imaginative and magical gift for your friend. I wish her well - and will remember her in my prayers.

    You are so very right dear Suzy - every day is a treasure - we should enjoy every blessed moment.

    Happy Holidays sweet friend~

  30. You are a Dear Sweet Friend. This is a Truly Lovely Piece with all of your Love and Good wishes Sewn into it for Paula. Paula will be in my Prayers.

  31. I'm behind in my blog reading, but would like to send hearty get well wishes to your friend. I'm sure the book you made for her will go a long way to speeding her recovery!

  32. Oh my gosh--so beauty, Suzy!! and I pray that Paula will be alright and that her health will be completely restored...Your work is gorgeous and the red has such richness and I feel like it will give her courage...and of course, she must know how much you care!!! You are one in a million.

  33. Such a beautiful gift for your dear friend Suzy. Hope she has a speedy recovery and is back home soon xx Robyn

  34. The love, care, and thoughtfulness you've stitched into this book will surely warm the heart of your friend and help speed her recovery. It's beautiful!

  35. Wow! What a gorgeous book! You have put so much love and beauty in it, and good wishes. I hope it Paula recovers soon and is able to hold it in her hands soon.

  36. Thanks for coming to my blog, love to hear from down under.
    Do add me to the drawing for the book would love to be able to see your work
    aloha Lilla

  37. How delightful to know Paula has such a caring friend in you.
    xo Maureen

  38. It is good to know Paula has a dear friend in you.

  39. You are so sweet to support your friend like that. You are a blessing! And you are so right about the time that we have. It goes by so quickly and we need to cherish each other as much as we can.
    I'm not surprised that all your needlebooks have sold already! Your work is just beautiful!
    Thank you for the reminder and for sharing a touching post.
    Hugs and loves,

  40. What a beautiful journal from a beautiful heart :) Lovely in all ways.

  41. A really beautiful fabric book you've made for your friend. (I found your blog through Pinterest)

    I also enjoy working with fabric and mixed media, so I am happy to have found your blog.


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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