Monday, December 31, 2012

A New Year Greeting, Grow Your Blog and Giveaway Coming

Whether you are freezing in the Northern Hemisphere
or toasting in the Southern Hemisphere
New Year is a time for:
new dreams, hopes, aspirations and resolutions!

I hope half of your dreams come true,
some of your resolutions too
as well as lots of your aspirations
and inspirations for your much loved friends, family
and creativity.

I read these beautiful words on Judy's blog today
which I thought was so very special and wanted
to share them with you.
"If we lit a candle for each person who loved us
and helped us along the way 
we would be astonished by the number"!
(we would probably be blown away!!!).


Already for me a dream has been fulfilled this past year
where I am published in the Winter edition of
Crazy Quilt Gatherings Magazine

thanks to the wonderful recognition and support of
Pat Winter, Editor, from
(You really do need to go and check out this
 really beautiful magazine!)

Oh my goodness my article on a Fabric Garden Journal
was spread over four whole pages!
thanks to our kind-hearted Pat! 

Pat did such an amazing job with the layout using
embroidery and lace 

to enhance the images!

And none of this would have been possible had I not established my blog some two years ago to expand
my knowledge by opening up my heart and mind
to connect with like minded souls
 to share my creativity
with others.

Now you too can have this opportunity
by availing yourself of the most generous offer by
the likes of Vicki who really does have the interests
of bloggers at heart always trying to look after
the needs of others through her many causes 
by organizing a party to help grow your blog.

The aim is to bring new people to your little part of the world
to showcase whatever your passion/ art/ craft/ collection/ Etsy shop
etc. may be that you wish to share with 
the rest of the blog world.

This party will take place on  Sat. January 19th
by clicking here to see the list of all the 
blogs taking part in this
by leaving a comment here you will be entered into 
My Giveaway.

Thought I might just share this new collage which I
have created for my dear friend Andrea.
Andrea presented me with this
very beautiful photo of
her grandmother, Pearl

Pearl is on the right of this image!

In my usual style of using all things vintage

 combined with layers and layers

 of cotton, lace and tattered doilies
combining some burlap webbing, vintage
button, and string

vintage chain with sari silk ribbon

This was the result!

I decided I would use this photo 
and return it to her in the form of a collage
for her Birthday in December.

So with our New Year of 2013 I'm wishing you
good health,
a giving heart 
and the continued gift of good judgement!

I have a number of new projects to show you soon
including the completion of another Fabric Book
if you come along with me on my journey into 2013
you may see some more creations which
I hope will appeal!
Thank you heaps for all of your lovely comments
you left me also throughout the past 12 months -
it is appreciated!

xxx Suzy


  1. Hi Suzi!
    Congratulations for your pictures in Pat Winter magazine! I run to buy it!

  2. I love the picture of Grandma Pearl and her sister!
    Happy New Year!

  3. Hello Suzy!Happy New Year!!
    What a great spread in Pat's Magazine.I will have to get this one- especially as you are featured.Pat's layouts are great aren't they?
    Hope next year is even more successful for you.
    love Judy xx

  4. Congrats on your article, so beautiful!! And yes I want to grow, I want to do amazing project and oh yes I want to do one of my own collages. Thank you for your journey as it inspires me! Di@Cottage-wishes

  5. Love the picture. Happy New Year!

  6. Happy New Year Dear Suzy
    Already a creative dream has been fulfilled for you, how absolutely amazing Suzy, the article looks exquisite.
    I feel so lucky to have found you and to know that I have your art in my home and the joy that brings with it.
    Here's to 2013 being a year brimming with brightness, you deserve it dear Suzy.

  7. Happy New Year Suzy, your heart is always in your work and in everything you do. Here is to a wonderful journey in 2013 and more wonderful joys. xox

  8. Happy New Year Suzy! Congratulations on your magazine spread and thanks so much for making our world more beautiful...and for the link!

  9. Congrats on your awesome feature!! Such a wonderful way to end 2012.

    I hope you have a marvelous 2013 and I look forward to seeing more and more of your gorgeous work!

    Thank you so much for all your inspiration.

  10. Happy New Year Suzy and more successful fo you.!!

  11. Grandma Pearl was a beautiful lady for sure . Your work just made her more lovely. Happy New Year to you Suzy. May 2013 be the year of joyfulness.

  12. Wishing you a healthy and Happy New year to you Susie! I am always amazed at your incredible talent, and the way you use your vintage pieces...I so love vintage! You inspire me so much! I hope to be a better blogger in 2013, so i am off to check out Vicki's blog. Your collage is so beautiful! Hugs to you for the New Year!

  13. I hope that 2013 brings you SOOOOOO much creative fun Suzy!

    We are all on a journey...

    ...and it's great to have so many lovely people to share it with.

    x C

  14. Happy New Year Suzy, have a great 2013.
    Hugs, Angela.xx

  15. This is just a stunning tribute to to grandma Pearl! As always your work is beautiful and full of inspiration...

  16. Congratulations on the publishing of your art-beautiful. Grandma Pearl art much have been a gorgeous surprise. I enjoy blogs and continue to learn from those you are generous enough to share-thanks Suzi. Wiahing you much success and hours of creating enjoyment. Happy New Year.

  17. I drooled all over your article in the magazine. Pat does a marvelous thing for us, for sure. I think I'm going to sign on for the grow-your-blog - it sounds like a lot of fun. Happy 2013 to you and yours!

  18. Congratulations on the magazine publishing. No better person/artist to have it happen to. Happy New Year!

  19. Another stunning piece dear Suzy! You are amazingly talented, so I was not surprised you were published in Pat's magazine, congrats. I hope 2013 brings you everything you hope and dream for.


  20. What an incredible article in the magazine you must be so thrilled,it showed your work off beautifully. I love your collage you have created around grandma pearl and her sister, I am sure your friend will be delighted. I really enjoy reading your blog and look forward to continuing in 2013.Happy, healthy and prosperous new year to you Suzy. Jayne x

  21. I enjoyed your article in Pat's magazine, Suzy. It showcased your beautiful work so well.
    Wishing you a New Year filled with more opportunities and layers of luscious lace!

  22. Girl, such a fabulous and heartwarming post! I love the layout of your creativity in a magazine! :) Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year my dear!


  23. Happy New Year Suzy, and congratulations on being published yet again. The magazine looks like it could be a work of art in itself. My grandmother's name was Pearl also. I need to make some kind of tribute to her also. Wonderful idea.

  24. I forgot to tell you congratulations on the gorgeous feature in the magazine! So beautiful Suzy!

  25. Happy New Year, Suzy, my dear friend, luvya, girl!
    My goodness, Suzy, you have done it again, what a beautiful Grandma Pearl collage. And congratulations on being published in Pat's awesome magazine. I only have 1 of hers, but I treasure it. Must try and get hold of this one though. Have I ever told you that you are quite amazing??? ;-) xxx

  26. My dear Suzy,
    CONGRATULATIONS, on being featured in Pat`s beautiful magazine,it looks as fantastic 4 pages, with your amazing art ,dear friend.
    You being here in blogland is a very special thing for me,- as if not-! I would never have known there is a Suzy somewhere out there! Now I happily know!
    Andrea must have been amazingly thrilled for that stunning collage with her is more beautiful, than words can descripe!
    I hope your number 2 day in the new year brings you much happiness,and beauty, as you bring us here, sweetie.
    Much love, and hugs,Dorthe

  27. Happy New Year Suzy,
    Congrats on the publication. I need to order that magazine, it looks beautiful. I will also pay a visit to Vicki, she is an angel.

  28. Congratulations on being published dear Suzy = so richly deserved

    Thank you for sharing your passion and talents

    It certainly is a delight to be connected to you here in blogland and I look forward to a wonderful year with you

    Happy Healthy 2013 to you and yours!

  29. Dear Suzy, congratulations for your publication in Pat Winter magazine and thank you for all the inspiration you give to me!
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas?
    Wishing you a healthy, happy, and joyous New Year! I look forward to more of your beautiful creations in 2013!
    Hugs MARTINA from Germany

  30. Suzy - I love your beautiful heart and all the gorgeous projects. Congrats on the publication too! Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous art in 2013.


  31. I am so beyond thrilled for you!!!! Your creative talents for combining different textural elements deserves to be showcased on a four page spread! I love your style! Thanks for sharing all that you do and wishing you the best in 2013!

  32. Congratulations on your wonderful accomplishment; well done! See you at Vicki's; it's going to be a blast!

  33. Dearest Suzy
    Happy New Year too and may all your dreams for 2013 be fulfilled!!

    Thank you for a year of sharing your inspiring creations on Suziqus Threadworks.
    Every visit here is a magical experience that stimulates my creative juices - I'm sure this goes for all your followers dear Suzy - MERCI!

    I'm so happy you have been published and your exquisite textile collages can be appreciated by a wider audience - beautiful works of art like yours Suzy are for everyone to enjoy!

    With the 'Grandma Pearl and her Sister' image from Andrea you've created a birthday gift she will treasure forever.
    These links to our past are so precious and your collage will be loved and admired by generations to come.

    I've now joined Vicki's "Grow your Blog" party thanks to your encouraging words!
    It's great to spread the message of linking 'like minded' bloggers world wide - if it wasn't for blogging you and I would not have met and now we've become soul mates - I treasure that!

    Here's to creating with passion and opening our eyes, heart, mind and spirit on our journey through 2013!

    Hugs and love
    Shane xox

  34. Pat's amgazines are such a treat and your book looks fabulous spread across the pages of her latest issue!! Pat is a dear and I do so love working with her!!
    Your Collage for your friend si glorious and I am sure that she creid when you presented it to ehr!! youare such a wonderful and genrous heart!! Now I am off to find out about growing my blog!!! happy new Year Dear ! Art On!!

  35. Oh wow a four page spread!!! Congratulations, your work really does deserve to be published :) Your collage is breathtaking as usual and you have inspired me to 'attempt' to make one myself, it may take a while though :)
    Have a lovely day
    - Jeanette

  36. Sigh--- I hardly know where to start my dear friend--
    Your magazine spread is beyond beautiful-/ your attentions are so well deserved- I'm just so very happy for you!! Can we all have your autograph?? Wait-- I have it!!

    Of course your latest collage defies description-- it's simply stunning-- you work magic with lace-

    Thank you for sharing info about the blog party-- I'm working day and night to get all the blogs loaded in-- we are approaching 300 thanks to dear friends like you--


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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