Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Beginnings and Some Endings

Thank you to everyone who has visited here recently,
leaving such inspiring messages and following along also
thank you all so very much!
I try hard to visit you all and leave replies when I can!!!

There is some new artwork on my table
in progress for you to view -
a couple of pages 
for a
 new fabric, lace, paper and textural journal.

This is the front cover and already it has changed quite
a bit from this little part of what you see here

I have been using my felting machine
to create some of the pages in this
new book
so there are a combination of many fabrics, laces
and fibres like raw silk.
Hopefully it will be finished by my next post.

The next two pages are part of a Lacebook Round Robin
collaborative which I am part of and
these pages are for Karen Dorcas
you can visit her blog by clicking on her name.
Karen's theme in this book is
The Madonna 
and here are my interpretations of her two pages:

This is the second page of her book

Some beautiful embroidered silk organza in 
the most beautiful shade of taupe/grey/mauve

I have also been experimenting with some new digital
effects that Picasa has introduced
as well as some changes to my digital camera settings
so this explains why the images
all have different effects!

Finally just to show you some remains of the day
(if you like!)
from our Summer garden as we approach the more
subdued colours of a cooler Autumn
down here in Australia
such as these Hippeastrums

looking tired and spent after heavy heavy rains
in our part of the world
the roses
now into their third flowering of the season but still
showing rich and vibrant tones
like these -


(I think just a little out of focus)
but this rose is a David Austin Rose
named "Ambridge".
It is described as a medium schrub and strong.
Our particular rose has grown to a height of approx. 3 metres!


I'll leave you with this lovely little quote
by Orison Swett Marden:

"If you feel yourself growing
in your work
and your life
broadening and deepening,
if your task is
a perpetual tonic to you,
you have found your place!"

Have a wonderfully creative and fulfilling week!

Love and hugs, Suzy xxx


  1. Oh Suzy the beautiful pages and photos are such a treat to start the day with. Visits to your blog are always so delightful!
    Have a lovely, creative day!
    Tina xo

  2. Aaah, your garden is just starting to go to sleep as mine is awakening!
    Loving the journal, such lovely colours and textures!
    I hope you have a lovely creative week too!

    Sandie xx

  3. Just one word......WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    X, Sarina

  4. It certainly looks as though you've found your place, Suzy, among the lace and fabrics you use so creatively. Such beautiful pages! Layers of delicate deliciousness.
    Your roses are gorgeous, and I can imagine working happily with their heady scent wafting about.

  5. I loved seeing your pages and that of your friend. I smiled when I read that sweet little quote at the end.

  6. Hello Suzy,
    Such beautiful pages, as always I'm truly inspired by your work.
    That rose is a wonderful colour to take you into the new season.
    'Ambridge' is a fictitious village inhabited by a long running radio program 'The Archers'.Have you heard it?
    We are having some glorious early spring weather in England, a real treat.
    I'm off to look around the link in your post.
    Have a wonderful creative day.
    Hugs and smiles, Angela.x

  7. Suzy the Madonna piece is beautiful.

    Isn't the felting machine a wonderful piece of equipment. I don't use mine often enough. Dian x

    oh by the way, don't worry about replying. It can be very time consuming.

  8. Suzy the pages you have made for the swap are just great! The new book you are making looks a bit different, new colors?? :-)
    You are such an inspiration to me.
    Lovely flowers in the garden, Autumn comes in your part of the world and we have the crocusses and tiny daffodils in bloom :)

  9. What a lovely blog ,well they are allways very good but on this one I've found the part about your new journal very interesting and love the pictures of the flowers.My garden is just beginning to brighten up,its still early here

  10. Your Madonna pages are wonderful!!! The detail and tone of the pages are magnificent!
    I love your roses!!! Someday I hope to have a rose garden.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  11. wow Suzy, I'm in awe! Your work is so beautiful! And the flowers are beautiful too. Thank you for your sweet comment at my blogpost. Have a lovely autumn day (far far away in Australia, I'm living in The Netherlands, Europe :)


  12. Hi sweetheart Suzy,
    stunning,stunning is your pages from the new book- so beautiful, with the different fibers, and effects. The madonna pages for your Round Robin swap are so beautiful and gorgeous, dear friend.I love the glowing madonna,with the red and green .
    I also have to tell you that I have never heard of roses blooming for the third time, not in DK!They are lovely-and so fantastic, -you live in a beautiful part of the world, my Suzy.

    Love to you-and hugs OOO

  13. Oh Suzy
    You've taken my breath away again!
    I adore the old masters and particularly the wondrous paintings of the Madonna and child.
    You have incorporated these images so beautifully with your rich fabrics and jewels to give them the renaissance look - EXQUISITE.....

  14. Dear Suzy,

    Your work is absolutely stunning! You have certainly found your place, for sure!

    The Madonna and Child are exquisite!

    I am never disappointed when I come to visit you - there is always so much beauty! Your roses in your garden must be an inspiration as well!

    Continued blessings,

  15. The texture in your pages for your new book is so beautiful Suzi - looks like it´s going to be another amazing book.

  16. Hi Suzy, as always your work is exquisite. I love your Madonna pages, just beautiful. Would love to have some of those roses in my garden. Thanks for sharing with us, have a great week, Robyn x

  17. Photos are fantastic!

    your garden is beautifully inspiring....

    I LOVE the quote at the end.

    Thank you!!!

  18. Our gardens are just starting to come to life in America. All the beautiful spring trees are now flowering. Love the Madonna pages, even though I am not Catholic. Beautiful.

  19. Your pages are so lacylicious. Every page is even more spectacular than the one before. Lovely roses. Blissful creating to you...

  20. Hi dear Suzy, to discover your pages is always a delight for me, I like the sweetness, and the textures of this new project, without forgetting the delicate small roses!
    And Madonne, hem, your hands speak about the most beautiful of the manners!

    Creative day
    Amitiés de France

  21. Love the lace book swap Suzy!

  22. Hello Suzy!
    I recently discovered your blog and immediately fell in love with your work.
    It's candy for the eye, very inspiring and it makes my hands itch!!
    Just wanted to give you a huge compliment and tell you that I will be around, following by email.
    Kind regards from the Netherlands, Corina

  23. Suzy, as usual your work is impeccable and inspirational, but this time I noticed your lovely David Austin rose I love roses and have several in my garden. You are going into fall in your part of the world, and where I am we are going into spring and I am so looking forward to seeing my roses bloom, especially my Eden rose. Happy crafting, Wanda

  24. Magnifique jardin, chez nous le printemps pointe le bout de son seulement.
    J'adore tes pages sur la Madonne, A bientôt car j'aime tellement me promener sur ton blog.

  25. Your fabric journal pages are so fabulous Suzy! The textures and colors are always dreamy. Those flowers are also gorgeous. Too bad we can't smell your roses :)


  26. Suzy everything you do is so beautiful. I wish I was close, I would sneak in quietly and sit in the corner and watch you create. But alas there is quite a bit of water between us. As for your David Austins they are lovely. Mine now reside in the tummy of a hungry deer. LOL Sharon

  27. Gosh Suzy, Where do i begin? your book pages are breathtaking. The Madonna is glowing and I gasped when I saw her! I Love how you used the appliques on the second page and how it caresses the image.
    Such beautiful work. Thank you for sharing you are such an inspiration.
    hugs Lynn

  28. Dear Suzy, thank your for your lovely comment on my give away. Your words always makes me happy. Your new journal pages are so beautiful. I wonder with what kind of felting machine you made the pages. I have a embellisher but don't use it so much. I think i have to learn a lot, your page with the rose is so gorgeous with the felt and lace. Love the Madonna page it is so rich and full of colors. The flowers in your garden are still beautiful even it is already far in the season. In my garden the first magnolia open their flower today.

    Have a lovely weekend Suzy.
    Hugs and love

  29. What a beautiful art book you are creating Suzy! I love the richness of it, and of course, the detail - you are the Queen of Detail!

  30. Syzy your work is Beautiful -unique , ILike your lace work and more....

  31. oh suzy...your felted pages are exquisite, and the madonna pieces tug deeply at my heart...and the beauty of your flower garden is still so radiant, those roses gallantly heralding the autumn days ahead! you have surely 'found your place'!!
    love you!!

  32. It is always so much joy to see your roses Suzy. I think you have some of the prettiest I have seen. I love this David Austin and you have inspired me to try some of the hardier ones for colder areas here in my garden...in fact I have just bought 8 to try!
    I love the beautiful pages that you have done for Karen. Just stunning in every way! I don't know anyone who puts together such amazing collages as you! I also went back to read the posts that I had missed and the quilt in your previous post is gorgeous. I just can't believe all the work and detail in it. It is so beautiful and a labor of love.
    I will be thinking of you when I plant my little roses bushes :)
    sending hugs...

  33. Hi Suzy- more fall flower photos that are simply stunning-/ what a gorgeous rose! Your newest creation- is so beautiful. I've said this before--- but nobody does lace like you do!

    I can't believe it's time for fall down there! This topsy turvy thing drives me crazy sometimes. I'm longoing for long summer days!


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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