Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Who could be the Winner? Could it be YOU?

Being part of the wonderful 
"Where Bloggers Create party"
certainly has been an amazing experience
visiting so many inspirational women
to see where they create their magic.
It really has been fascinating to see how many different paths
to creativity there are!!!

Thank you to all of you wonderful bloggers too who
are now following this blog!!! I'm so glad to have your
much appreciated company!

Now I have some very important news to tell you 
and that is the winners of
 my Giveaway!!!

Due to the large volume of entrants I decided to use
that most impersonal but effective Random Org
and the winner is Number 16
Linda from Desires of the Heart Blog
(Please check out her blog via "Where Bloggers Create" button above)

 who will receive this vintage lace collage
created by myself

along with these vintage linen serviettes
and cut lace doilies plus this vintage postcard
which really has been through a genuine house fire

from the list of the very many bloggers who displayed
 the Giveaway on their blog 
Thank you all so very very much!
The Winner is: Betsy of Betsy's Heart Strings

whom I happen to know just loves collecting vintage linen and lace.

Sincere congratulations to you both!

Now girls please contact me as soon as possible 
with all your postal details
so  that I can arrange postage to you - thanks!

I so wish I had these gifts for every single blogger
who left the kindest comment!!!

I'm linking this post also to
Well you know that such joy is always balanced
with a little sadness for that is the way of the world
just today we witnessed the passing of our
beloved Bessie, our boss girl pet Angora Goat (1 of 8).
She was the oldest and the wisest of the little flock!

Thank you dear Bessie for bringing so much love,
companionship, joy and beautiful mohair
(which I use to create with!)

into our lives!

We sure will miss you girl!

Do you ever ask yourselves "How would my world now
be without my blog and blogging? I can't tell you 
how much it has changed my life over the last 3 years
or so and I am full of gratitude for that
 so this little Giveaway was just an expression of that.
for the amazing friendships formed, for the inspiration and joy
realized here!!!

Thank you all for enriching my life!
Sending you big hugs,


  1. Hello Suzy. I'm so sorry about Bessie. She was certainly a beauty, and I love that photo of her. Have a great day. Sue

  2. Hi Suzy, so sorry to hear of Bessys' passing. I too love the photo of her, she is beautiful.
    I thought it was only cats who found the best places to sit!

    Take care,

    Sandie xxx

  3. Sweet Suzy,
    I am so sad to hear about Bessie.
    I send you many heartfelt hugs.

    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

  4. Congratulations to the winners! That is a great photo of Bessie...looks like she was on her throne. I know you will miss her.

  5. Dear Suzy... first of all, I am so saddened over the passing of your sweet Bessie... I know you love all of God's precious little creatures as much as I do... I strongly believe that all God's creatures do go to Heaven when they pass away... and I know Bessie is there now... we can learn so very much about life from our beloved animals... I will be thinking of you today and hoping precious memories of her ease your heartaches some... congratulations to the lucky ladies who won your giveaway, xoxo Julie Marie

  6. Congrats to the winners!! So sorry to hear about Bessie, this beautiful photo is a wonderful tribute. I could not agree more about blogging, I could not live without it anymore!!

  7. Suzy, So sorry for your loss. I hope fond memories will help heal your heart.

  8. It is hard to lose our furry friends. But they will always have a place to live again in our hearts and memories.

  9. Suzy, I am so sorry you lost sweet Bessie. I love that photo of her and think it needs to be incorporated into one of your beautiful creations as a rememberance.

  10. Poor Bessie, and poor you! You must be very sad. I'm sure that Bessie was for you like a cat or a dog, a friend!
    It's allways so hard to lost one of our best animal friends!
    Hugs and big kisses!

  11. Hello Suzy,


  12. So Sorry to hear about Bessie... she sure was a very much loved goat...RIP Bessie... Hugs May x x x

  13. I am so sorry that you lost your precious Bessie today. You will have lots of happy memories and photographs to remind you of her. the giveaway winners are very lucky ladies and I am sure will appreciate your wonderful creations and treasure them forever. Jayne x

  14. Wonderful congratulations to the winners of your most stunning Giveaway dear Suzy.
    I know what it is like to receive that package from the Postman, the anticipation of opening it to reveal art that is brimming with warmth and love and becomes a treasure.
    So sorry to read of the loss of your dear Bessie. I have to say that I never would have believed such a word could be used for a goat but Bessie had a majestic quality to her and what a beauty.

  15. Sorry I missed your giveaway, it's still the 31st here! Don't worry I'm sure I read August & came back too late ......!

    You'll have lots of memories of Bessie when you next work with her mohair, a gift to you.

  16. Congratulations to the lucky winners. They will treasure these forever.

    Now sweet Bessie, it is a treat in our lives when these fur babies no matter size and breed get into our hearts. I am so sorry this sweet is gone now and love the photo you have of her. Thanks for sharing this special baby to us. xoxoxo

  17. Dear Suzy I am so sorry to hear about your Bessie. She was a beauty. I am sure you have many wonderful memories of her. Hugs to you.

    Congrats to your winners.

    xo Danielle

  18. Suzy, I am so sorry about Bessie; I hate losing any of my beloved companion animals.

  19. Congrats to a very lucky winner!

    Oh, poor Bessie, may she be in heaven smiling down on you. She was beautiful, Suzy. Hope your heart mends fast.

  20. Suzy your tribute to Bessie is beautiful. My condolences dear. Congratulations to the winners. Your gifts are very beautiful and precious. Blessings and healing hugs...

  21. Suzy, I am so very sorry to hear about the lost of your beloved Bessie, those furry friends sure weave their way into our hearts...I know you will miss her terribly....Parting with them is so very hard.
    I am just "over the moon" excited about winning your beautiful lace collage piece....thank you so very much....such an exciting thing for me!! It will be very proudly displayed in my home, you can be sure. Blessings to you, Linda

  22. Dear Suzy,
    I am so sad to hear about the death of your lamb. What beautiful things you have made from the beautiful wool she gave you. I remember my grandfather's lambs... He had a herd and they were so sweet! I hope you make something lovely just for yourself out of some of her wool.
    I want to congratulate Linda for winning your lovely collage and the napkins! How much fun she will have with those and enjoyment from your collage!
    I am SO COMPLETELY EXCITED about winning your lace cuff!!!! I was looking on my blog just as i got into bed and realized it was the 31st and that it was the day for your giveaway. I said to my hubby, I adore Suzy's creations but there are so many people i won't be the winner," and my heart dropped a little. Then i looked at my email and literally started to scream , "oh, Oh, OH .... I won the guveaway, i cant believe it! I won!!!!"
    I am so grateful to be the recipient of such a beautiful creation of yours! It is gorgeous! I am trying to imagine it on my wrist! I will have to make a new dress to wear it with!!!!
    Thank you so much! I am ecstatic!!!!! I cant stip smiling and my nouth hurts i will never sleep tonight!
    Hugs to your heart!

  23. Dearest Suzy, first of all let me thank you again for giving so many bloggers a real chance to win part of your treasures. Although I would have LOVED to be drawn, I am happy for the winners and congratulate them without envy! I know, they will appreciate your work!
    But as you say, the sun always casts a shadow: I am sorry about the loss of your Bessie. I have always had pets and I know, how much one can get close to them and how they develop an own character once you take the chance to have a closer look. The photo, you have shared with us, however, is a great and unique memory!
    Hugs, dearest Suzy, from Manu

  24. Oh dearest Suzy, I'm so sorry to hear about Bessie. She was such a sweet girl and I can imagine how much you must miss her. It's wonderful that you not only have the lovely pictures but also the mohair to remember her.
    Congratulations to the winners. They must jump for joy to receive one of your stunning creations.
    I'm sorry that I haven't emailed yet. We've got a new little companion who keeps us busy :-). I promise to write soon though.
    Sending big hugs and lots of love,

  25. Dearest Suzy

    My heart is beating far too fast and I'm drooling at the mouth - these pieces are such delicate works of art - I'm totally smitten (eat your heart out Mr Darcy!)

    I'm sorry I missed WBC - hopefully I'll be here to join in next year!

    CONGRATULATIONS to Linda and Betsy - winning an original artwork of Suzy's - I know you'll be "OVER THE MOON"!!!

    hugs and love
    Shane ♥

  26. Hello my dearest Suzy,
    I`m so sad for you and Jeff, that you lost Bessie , she looked very lovely, and kind, and I know you will miss her so .
    DeAREST also thankyou for the chance to win your most gorgeous art pieces, and congratulations to the two happy winners!!
    I hope all is well sweetie, and also hope you are all having happy hours together.
    I send you much love and hugs sweet friend- and thoughts from my heart to you!! Love you,and "see" you soon again !!
    Your Dorthe

  27. true love and compassion for an animal so dear to the truly have a heart of gold...

  28. So sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Bessie. Our pets almost are human as they give so much of themselves. I love God's creatures!
    I missed out on this giveaway, but that's okay...another time perhaps?
    Hope you are enjoying whatever season you are in right now. It is summer here and has been hot, kind of like your hot summer was. Many days over 105 degrees Farenheit.
    Take care,
    love and hugs,
    Teresa in California

  29. Hello dear Suzy, I'm so sorry about your loss, what a sweet photo of her... And congrats to the winners of your gorgeous giveaways. I'm sure they are so thrilled to receive them! Hugs

  30. I'm so sorry - Bessie looks absolutely peaceful and at home on that bench. She obviously thought she was a 'people'. I'm sure she will be missed.

  31. Dear Suzy,

    I'm sorry to hear about your Bessie, she looks so cute and relaxed laying on hat garden seat. So sure that place is hers. I'm sure she must have give you a lot of creative hours with her wool.

    Congratulation to the winner of yoyr give away. It's a beautiful peace of work love it. Beautiful warm colours and lovely lace. I so admire your work.

    Hugs and love

  32. I'm so sorry about your sweet Bessie Suzy. She is such a pretty girl and I know you will miss her. Isn't it interesting how we can long for our lovely creatures after they are gone. I have pets I still miss like my very first horse and my beautiful whippet Desi. I always seem to be looking for them in my dreams.
    Your giveaway is amazing my sweet friend. You always have beautiful gifts to share. I still can't get over how much I loved your studio post. I can't believe how much beauty you have in there. No wonder you create so many gorgeous pieces of artwork!
    I hope your winter is going well. I know that spring will be upon you soon and again you will be in your garden working like crazy. I go to bed every night so tired but it is a wonderful kind of tired. I know that you know how that is. I love the garden and I love the work.
    Have a good week my sweet friend so far away.
    much love...

  33. Suzy
    I am sorry to hear that your beloved Bessie has passed on to green pastures in the sky. I know her memory will live on always in your hearts!
    Congrats to the winners of your gorgeous giveaways! Your work is always amazing!


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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