Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Winner of my Grow Your Blog Party GIVEAWAY

The time has come to announce the winner
of my GIVEAWAY for the
Grow Your Blog Party,
organized by our dear Vicki Boster of

By all accounts it has been a huge success with over 600 blogs
entering.  The list of entrants is still up on Vicki's blog and will
be there for the whole year if you would love to
go and visit some.

The lucky number is 52 and that is
Wendy of Apple and Apricot
I had to laugh because Wendy was so keen to win the collage

that she had each member of her family crossing their fingers 
and toes!  Perhaps that is why it worked!

Congratulations dear Wendy I am so happy that this
collage brooch will be winging its way
to Holland but I will need you to
send me all of your details!

None of this would have been possible without the
dedication of hours put in by Vicki -
she certainly is an amazing person in so many ways
as well as a number of volunteers who assisted her in
visiting the huge number of blogs!!!!

Now I honestly think it is time for Vicki to have a well earned rest
because she has put her own personal life on hold while
involving and organising such an amazing event!

I too have visited many many new blogs and found some
amazing artists out there in blogland 
am gathering much new inspiration for my ever evolving
I would like to thank all of you who left me such kind comments too!
and decided to follow my blog -
just "Thank You"♥♥♥

I can see how blogging has changed the lives of so many people
in such a positive way for all those that came to the party!


Very shortly I will share with you a new project which I have
recently completed - a Bird wrap

speaking of which came these feathered parrots
to drink from our fountain this morning!

They are Australian Rainbow Lorikeets with their
distinguished colourings and noteable red beaks.

You can't mistake their arrival - they are so noisy and raucas!

I am sure you will find something beautiful in your 
surrounding world today that will bring you
some little joy!

Love and hugs,
Suzy xox

Thank you once again for your wonderful comments
for they are so appreciated by me!


  1. Congratulations to Wendy!
    Waooh, we'll never see here parrots like yours in our gardens!!!!! Your pictures are wonderful!
    Hugs and kisses

  2. Congratulations to the winner. I had those Lorokeetes in my pine tree this morning squabbling about something. I love them.
    Hugs Kay

  3. Oh Wow Suzy, to be able to enjoy Loris in your backyard-I would be in love just watching them. Before retirement my husband and I also had a bird business where we raised birds and sold the babies to the public and to zoos and pet shops. The lori family was always my most favorite. they ate a special nectar diet, lots of fruits, along with fresh water.
    Happy Sunday

  4. Oh my! Those gorgeous parrots and flying free in your bird bath. Amazing. Your photos and blog posts are always so inspiring. I look forward to your next post with the wrap photos. I'm thinking of making one myself out of the leftover patchwork purses I made last year and that didn't sell, yet. Sounds like a good plan.

    Hugs, Marrianna

  5. Congratulations to Wendy, she is going to be thrilled!! Thank you for sharing the photo from your birdbath. That is a sight I would sure never see in MY backyard!

  6. Oh dear Suzy
    lucky, lucky Wendy she will be "over the moon" to win your exquisite brooch!

    Looking forward to seeing your bird wrap too!
    We have a little colony of Australian Rainbow Lorikeets in our area, how they got here is anyone's guess.
    I love hearing their noisy chatter as they gather on our driveway but as soon as I appear with camera in hand they're gone!!!

    Have a happy week
    love and hugs

  7. Congratulations to Wendy! Yay for her!
    Your gift is so lovely, and your bird wrap??? I Love it! It is gorgeous too! Everything you make is full of love and beauty.

  8. YAY!!!!!! Big big yippy ya yay!!! Thank you so much for your sweet generosity dear Suzy! Yes, Shane was so right, I really am over the moon! And I know my family will be so thankful to be able to walk normally on their toes again, lol :-)
    And wow, your bird wrap is gorgeous, looking forward to more photos from it!
    I have sent you an email dear, big hugs to you!
    xx Wendy

  9. Congratulations to Wendy and she will be so delighted and treasure the collage. Your bird wrap is gorgeous, look forward to seeing more of it. Those parrots are amazing, such vibrant colours.

  10. What a joy to have birds in our gardens. I love it!! Those Lorikeets certainly make a colourful picture on your fountain.
    Congratulations to the winner of your beautiful giveaway :)

  11. Congratulations to Wendy! Your bird swap book is so stunning Suzy and I am in awe of the Lorikeets at your fountain, they look like a bit of paradise! Thank you for sharing all your beauty and with us, and always your kindness!

  12. Wendy's a lucky lady!
    Those parrots are so colourful!
    Happy creating Suzy.

  13. The parrots are so colorful and charming! And I can't wait to see other photos of your newly created Bird Book. You create the most amazingly, stunning masterpieces, Suzy. You never cease to amaze me.
    Hope you are having a good summer.
    I truly must begin making some lacy books myself...I have drawers full of vintage lace, cloth, and buttons.
    I will be participating in 'Hues of OZ' in March with the link on my sidebar, which I will be having a giveaway too! It will be on March 21st.
    Teresa in California

  14. So happy for Wendy! She will adore it!
    Your picture of your Lorikeets is so much fun!
    I LOVE your fountain/birdbath, I want one of those!
    Thanks for sharing your talents with us in your wonderful giveaways, and your gorgeous property in your photos!

  15. Congratulations to Wendy I hope she knows we all wanted that LOL

  16. OMGosh I forgot to mention those fabulous parrots in your bird bath. How nice to live in such an exotic place to see such birds


  17. Congrat's is lovely to win something you love.
    Just having a little play on new lap top while we are away interstate.Feels odd, but I'll get used to it eventually.
    Hope all's well Suzy.

  18. Hi Suzy,

    Congrats to Wendy! Wow, the birds in your area are amazing! So bright and colorful. Wonderful photos.

  19. OH MY GOODNESS Suzy! I've never seen such beautiful bright birds in the wild as these. I'm so glad they came to your house to party so you could share them here on your blog... what a delight to be able to see such a gathering around your fountain (which is so pretty)!
    Congratulations to Wendy for winning your amazing giveaway my dear. She must be so excited!!
    sending much much love your way...

  20. Congratulations to Wendy - she must be so thrilled:)Have a lovely day,dear Suzy.
    Sending hugs,


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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