Monday, October 20, 2014

"Sewing Mends the Soul" - yes it truly does!


 "Sewing mends the soul" is the theme I have chosen
for this collage/wall hanging 
with copper wire.
I think I have been making up for lost time over the
past few months when I could not even sew 
a stitch!


 I feel so blessed in being able to create again
with all of my beautiful vintage fabrics
and laces


I appreciate now, more than ever, the ability to achieve most of what
I desire to achieve each and every day since
having to sit through
such pain
while waiting for my arm and shoulder to mend.
There is very little else as precious as your good health!
♥♥♥

 This little vintage sewing tag sits inside the front
of the cut lace pocket.

It is for sale in my Etsy shop
including two new French Angel greeting cards.





 Along with some fine vintage lace, lace fabric
and washi tape I have used this metalic coffee colored
card with matching envelope.




I have been so busy creating I haven't been able
to respond to all of my visitors lately
so
please know that I appreciate your visits so very much
with your kind comments and I will get to you
all eventually.
This new found energy just keeps me nailed to my art table
just at present!!!!!!
I am sure you know what that's like???

Take care of one another and especially your own health too!

xox Suzy

Thursday, October 16, 2014

French Greeting/Christmas Cards

Who wouldn't be inspired by these
beautiful images?

  I find these images some of the most
beautiful to create cards with
and that's what I have been up to lately





 and once I begin I become completely absorbed
and could go on and on all day. I am sure
the Madonna gives me energy
to create like this!
♥♥♥♥♥
 
  I have created these cards in sets of two


and
this is the second set - above
  



  




 ♥♥♥♥♥
  The third set is below
 






  
♥♥♥♥♥ 
 and this is the final set of two - very similar!




 

These latest cards are now available in 
my Etsy shop. Clicking on the link will take you there!

Thanks for coming to look!
xox Suzy
 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Before the Roses Bloom!

While many of our blogging friends are experiencing
shorter days with cooler weather
Spring is looming quick 
and fast in my part of the world, Downunder
so
just thought I would take you on a short walk around the garden as all the 
trees take on their new foliage and plants start to
remind us that they really are still there
and ready to pop!


 Spring - Glorious Spring!



Lush green leaves of this Oyster plant which self seeded
itself in this place as it is getting ready to flower!


 Aah! The Willy Wagtail has chosen the same spot
to nest again! Just look at the intricate weaving
on this dear little nest using spider webs!



 A perfect place to sit and ponder under the magnificent
Chinese Elms.



Little areas where Rhododendrons grow
under the shade of the Crab Apples.


while some shell pink Azaleas
shelter 
from the bright sunshine!

 Native irises grow either side of the steps leading down to
spreading garden beds that once was a paddock
for the Angora goats!



The exquisiteness of this pink tinged Cherry Blossom!


 and bushes of Lavender growing in and out of
May bushes and Orange Blossoms!







 


  

Just in this one spot there are three different varieties of Lavender


where the bees are at work!




 The fragrance from this white Wisteria is just
indescribable


 and it is only in its second year of growth


 growing happily over our little garden room.


The huge Eucalyptus trees in the background give you
an idea of the size they can grow to!




 The rose bushes are definitely shooting new growth 
on all the bushes now and in the distance
come our much loved Angora babies
curious as to what has been thrown over the fence for them
and this is Darcy
whose mohair fleece will be looking very much shorter
in a week's time when they are all shorn!






Contentment is getting to eat some yummy green
weeds that don't grow out in the paddock where these beauties
belong!




 I hope there is much contentment in your lives 
at the moment too!

Love and hugs,
xox Suzy

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Birthday Card, Silk Madonna Heart and Fabrics



I know you have seen this image on the front of 
my Friendhsip Fabric and Lace book but
I just had to choose this
gorgeous image 

 


 once again to create a card
for my sister who is celebrating a special birthday soon!




This new Madonna heart has just gone into my 













 as it is time to be thinking of creating Christmas gifts once again!



At the same time I am continuing with my fabric sorting
and have 4 new packs of this lot in my shop now.



It is always difficult to convey the actual color as computers
vary so much!





 In this pack you will find some lovely brocades,




 reversible curtain and polyester fabrics,










 even some beautiful machine embroidered corduroy




 in a soft dark mushroom pink along with some crushed pink velvet.



Thank you for coming to visit me here and for your
such appreciated comments - always!

xox Suzy
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