Thursday, August 21, 2014

Healing Gifts and Creations

Slowly I'm getting back the use of my arm without pain
each day and I am sure that the arrival
of a few gifts from sweet friends has helped to spur me on!

 Recently in the mail arrived this beautiful lace edged fabric card
attached to this lavender dyed pocket fashioned from
a lacey tray cloth and inside I found this
amazing pendant
created by Terri of Artful Affirmations.
A magnificent necklace full of the most
incredible amethysts in all shapes
and sizes

but what was truly amazing
were the charms including a Milagro of an arm
and etched words of "mend" on another
with a sweet metal heart.

 Just look at the beauty of these gorgeous gem stones

and crazy lace agets each one wrapped so beautifully
and painstakingly.

Terri I absolutely love and so much appreciate this and am wearing it

every day to continue the healing process of my arm.

Terri has an on-line class called "Soulful Adornments" teaching
 how to create a similar pendant - just check out the
button near the top right of this blog!

This extremely thoughtful package arrived from Judy of
JudithAnn's blog here in Australia.

Look at the sweet tag that would appeal to anyone who loves to sew,
the lovely pearl and brass buttons, lace, handkerchief, braid

these really pretty flowers created by Judy herself.
Thank you so much Judy.  I am so grateful for your kindness
and friendship.  You know exactly the things I love.

So too does my very old friend, Sue, who lives in the same
State of South Australia as Judy.  She is always on the look out
for me for items I love to create with and never fails.

More beautiful vintage cotton laces, a hand crocheted edged
little tablecloth and this magnificent handkerchief
that belonged to her mother who died 
quite recently.  I am so honoured
to receive this precious
piece of memory
from her.

I've been busting to start creating again now that my energy has
returned even still with a little soreness still
starting with some small items 
I decided to create
these corsages from some sari ribbons and other bits and bobs
from my collection.

as well as these fabric wrapped and wired beads.

My inspiration for these came from Sandy Babb of Quill Cottage.
Sandy has a wonderful tutorial on her blog
showing how easy it is to create these
in easy steps
I am so glad I gave it a shot giving results like these.

I'm certainly not into jewellery making as such but I just LOVED creating these
with all bits of left over silks and laces.
So pop over to her blog and follow her easy instructions.
Thank you so very much Sandy.

I'm linking also this week to the What's It Wednesday over
at Ivy and Elephants Blog! Enjoy!

Hope to be back very soon with more creations from my studio.
I trust your week is turning out really well!!!

Thank you all so much for continue to follow and for your
kind and appreciated comments!

Love and hugs,


  1. So glad your arm is healing and you are able to create again. I've really missed your beautiful pics. Blessings

  2. Lovely lace and bits n' bobs!
    So glad you are on the mend too.
    sandie xxx

  3. Gosh, it must have been so frustrating not to be able to create, but how lovely to have been able to make those pretty corsages this week. Gosh I could see them being used in so many ways!!
    Gorgeos lace tresures and necklace keepsake.Keep on getting better Suzy!!
    Judy xx

  4. Dear Suzy,
    so glad to hear you are healing well. I bet you are really happy to be able to create a little again. Your gifts are beautiful and so are your creations too.

    Many hugs,
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

  5. You received lovely gifts! Looks like you are beginning to get back in the swing. Your corsages are lovely! Love the bead tutorial.

  6. so happy your arm is getting better. love your lace tresures and all.. hugs from Dorte

  7. Oh dear Suzy I am so happy to read you are mending-and those loving gifts-wow-they are stunning!Terri's necklace is truly special as is the handkerchief from Sue. LOVE your beautiful sari ribbon corsages and those fabric beads! I am not a jewelry maker either but will def. check out the tutorial-I might be able to do that:) Happy healing!

  8. So glad to hear that your arm is healing well and that's you're able to do a little bit of creating. The beads are gorgeous, as are your corsages! I'm sure that receiving all those wonderful things in the mail must have you simply champing at the bit to get busy creating.

  9. Such lovely gifts Suzy...I am so glad that you are on the road to complete recovery with your have been sorely missed for sure...your lovely broaches are stunning! I absolutely love the shabby appeal to these, they are so very lovely and feminine...may you continue to get complete use of your arm free of pain...hugs and prayers from across the pond...

  10. Friends and their personal gifts to you are precious and definitely help with your healing. Lovely flowers and fabric beads you were able to create. Healing Energy Dear...

  11. Lovely gifts for a lovely person. Prayers and love to you Suzy. xo

  12. Oh My My what lovely gifts! I'm sure they lifted your \spirits and got you wanting to create immediately!! I love your roses and babels, makes me want to go in my studio and pull out my ribbons and lace and trinkets and go at it too! Marlynne

  13. Hello my dear Suzy, It's so wonderful to see you creating again. I love the corsages, especially the second and the last one. Your fabric beads turned out so beautiful as well. It must feel fantastic to create again after such a long time when you couldn't.
    You deserve to be spoiled with such wonderful gift's. Terri's necklace is gorgeous and I know you'll turn all the wonderful laces and other goodies into fabulous creations.
    Big hugs and ♥♥♥,

  14. Suzy I love the fabric flowers you have made. They would look stunning on a jacket. I am glad you are able to do a little at a time now.
    All your friends have been so kind in sending you lovely things. Of course I am biased about South Australian people.
    Hugs Kay

  15. Hi Suzy, I saw Sandy's tutorial for the wire wrapped fabric beads as well and absolutely adored it. If I had wire here in my little craftavan I would be making them as well, but it will have to wait until we get back to the UK. Yours turned out so beautifully, I can imagine a necklace made with them already! The one with the blue heart is just so precious!
    And talking of precious, my goodness, those beautiful gifts you received! Terri's necklace is a dream, and the beautiful flowers and bits and pieces for creating with from Judy and Sue are just your kind of thing. I am so glad you are recovering well. Hugs and kisses xxx

  16. SO so happy to see you able to get back to creating again because I can only imagine how frustrating it must have been when you couldn't!! Blogland is wonderful inspiration and encouragement.

  17. Hi Suzy
    I'm very pleased to read you feel better and you create again.
    I'm sure that soon, you'll feel completly well and abble to show us wonderful creations as you use to make!
    Hugs and kisses

  18. So happy you have your energy back! So many beautiful things.. Visiting your blog is a beauty break!.. Enjoy creating! Xox

  19. Suzy - it is so great to read that you are feeling better. I've been missing your blog photos and will definitely look at the wire wrapped beads tutorial. Thank you for sharing the information.

    While I've only been taking time to post photos on my blog, I am praying for the willingness to start creating again. I'm physically well enough to create and I need my heart and mind to join me.


  20. Dear Suzy

    It's so good to hear that you are getting back on track - it's been a long process.
    Bless your dear friends - sending such thoughtful and inspiring gifts.

    I love all that Sandy does she is one of the most original and creative artists in our world.
    Also, she so generously shares her ideas and techniques to inspire others - Sandy is one if lifes treasures.

    Baby steps for you at this stage Suzy - don't overdo it!!!

    Much love

  21. I'm so glad to read that your arm is healing, and that you are able to begin creating small treasures once again! It has seemed a very long time, but please be careful not to rush in to doing too much, with all the excitement your returning mojo and energy bring.
    Such wonderful and thoughtful gifts your friends have sent you!

  22. My sweetest dear Suzy, what a beautiful post, and also so optimistic that you are creating all this beauty again. The corsages are just stunning , I love them, and oh the pearls ,how beautiful, and so sweet they are all, I am eager to see where and how you will use them !!
    Dear heart you have been so beautifully gifted, -the necklace from our dear Terri is just stunning, and I love the amethysts and lovely charms she used. The bag she created for it is so wonderful, too.
    Also the laces and sweet pieces from your other friend, is wonderful gifts, for you to soon use.
    Sending you loving thoughts and hugs from your Dorthe

  23. So glad to hear your arm is on the mend Suzy. The gifts you have received are beautiful and I am sure you will treasure them as they have been made especially for you. I love the little arm and the mend sentiment, how thoughtful. I love your corsages and so glad to see you are able to create again. Take care.

  24. What a beautiful post Suzy. I played catch up and went back to my last visit (end of May). Seems life and all it's challenges entered my world too. Glad to know you are on the mend and enjoying so many beautiful textures once again. I haven't been in my studio since May and hoping in a few weeks I can do the steps down alone. Gods blessing to you

  25. Hi Suzy, What a wonderful post, Love the fact you are creating again...What Beautiful gifts from your dear friends...Have fun & enjoy... Hugs May x x

  26. Hi dear Suzy,
    so happy to hear your arm is on the mend and you are creating again:)
    Such special gifts for a special Lady. The necklace Terri gifted you is truly special and stunning.Enjoy your treasures and have a wonderful weekend.
    Sending big hugs and love,

  27. Hi Suzy
    I am so sorry about your arm - I understand oh so well but am glad to hear you are getting better. I also deeply appreciate your kind words of encouragement during this time. It really means so much! <3 HUGS Nancy

  28. Hi Suzy,

    Great that your arm is getting better.
    Love your post. What a beautiful gifts !!
    I love your creations !! They are wonderful.

    Hugs and Blessings to you dear Suzy,

  29. Gosh I don't know where to start with the compliments of all the gorgeous treasures you have. First you purple wrapped necklace is just a dream .
    And all your lace and trims are pretty gorgeous also .
    I haven't seen the little material and button wrapped bead ornaments or pendants
    I just love drooling over all the lace and I have so much also need to get it in a project

  30. What a joy to have such wonderful friends gift you some healing gifts.
    You are loved!

  31. I'm not sure where to start Suzy! First of all though, I am so happy to read that you are getting better by the day my dear. I am thrilled that you feel well enough to be creating gorgeous-ness again. I love your fabric covered beads and the corsages are amazing. The way you manage to always make something so beautiful from little bits and bobs inspires me. Thank so much for sharing sweetie.
    I hope you are enjoying your new season so far. Our autumn is really getting beautiful here, but colors are changing so slowly. I probably will be cutting the last of the roses this week and maybe the hydrangeas. I'm a little sad that summer is gone, but will welcome the break from the hard work. I've already enjoyed going to the woods more and relaxing and taking in all the beauty. Dale has been so sweet to care for Landon on these days. They love being together without mom around :)
    I love the pretty gifts your friends have sent. You are really blessed with such talented friends.
    Have a wonderful week!


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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