Tuesday, 1 January 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR! and part 2 of quick, quick, hurry up!

I wish you all a happy, healthy, prosperous and successful 2013. 

I count myself so very lucky to have such amazing bloggy friends. I so enjoy reading your blogs, and I usually have a blast writing mine. It makes me happy to know that you visit here. Over the years I have come to know some of you so well, and formed friendships which I treasure. I am thankful that we live in such incredible times that we can see and talk with friends around the world at the touch of a button. I love being able to do that , yay :-)). 

Now before I get too soppy, I had better get on with finishing yesterday's post properly.

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I had taken photos of an amazing gift when the package arrived, but when I looked at the pics yesterday, they really were awful, fuzzy and wobbly, because the weather, and therefore the light, had been so bad. I decided to take some more pics today, and would you believe it, it was a gorgeous day, blue sky and sunshine. The first in weeks. What a great start to the new year.

I only salvaged one photo which I had taken of the wrapped gift. The other photos are of everything unwrapped. This incredible package came from my much loved friend Suzy. Everybody knows Suzy's blog, but just in case you are new to our corner of blogland, you can find it HERE.

I think I just let the photographs speak for themselves, Quite frankly, I am usually speechless anyway when I see Suzy's creations, lol, so you get just a few words from me ( makes a change, eh? )

Lovely wrapping -

The most beautiful heart collage -

A gorgeous tag, which will look fabulous in the Mermaid Journal -

Wonderful supplies for me to create with -

And then, OMG, can  you believe it, THE most exquisite page for my Mermaid Journal -

And this was such a sweet find -

You can see why I didn't want to show these exquisite creations in fuzzy, wobbly photographs, right?

And now I am off to try and catch up on some blog reading.

Have a wonderful New Year's Day,
toodlepip xxx


vicki said...

Liz-- more jaw dropping photos-- Suzy has created our bliss - with lace!! She is an amazing artist- so giving and generous-- I own one of her lovely creations as well and it is a true treasure.

I'm sending all my love and best wishes to you as we enter this bright new year-- may you be blessed. Happy New Year my sweet friend--

craftattack said...

Wow, waht wonderful goodies! Enjoy! Hugs, Valerie

Florence and Mary said...

Happy New Year,

Love Victoria xxx

Lyn said...

Happy new year! Xxx

Lisa said...

Happy New Year Liz!
Love the beautiful gifts from Suzy, what a talent she is.

Sea Witch said...

You had me at Mermaid Journal. I adore the romantic paintings by Waterhouse and especially his mermaid masterpiece. I hope you do a post on your finished mermaid journal, would love to see photos of each page.

Sophie said...

Wunderschöne prächtige und edle Werke.

Happy New Year, my dear :-)

Shari Replogle said...

Hi Liz,
The tags are so absolutely beautiful!
What a wonderful friend!
Sending you wishes for a wonderful New Year :)

suziqu's thread works said...

Good evening Dear Liz
It pleases me no end to see you back posting and visiting us again - I have missed you here!
And I'm even more pleased that you so love my contribution to your Mermaid Journal whenever that is.
I just wanted to give you a little inspiration that's all as you continue to inspire us all here with your amazing
artwork and vintage finds.
I hope this year you can start afresh with renewed vigor and enthusiasm.
Sending heaps of mermaid love to you sweet friend,

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh what a lovely post and such beutiful gifts...Wishing you a Happy, Healthier and creative New year Liz...All the best for 2013 x

mjk said...

oh my goodness. I just found your blog by following a link from seth apters stacks links through suziqusthreadworks. what loveliness you have received in the mail. I want to raid your mailbox, hehehe. everything is gorgeous and I am so jealous of your stash. looking forward to reading more of you blog in the future.

happy new year

A garden just outside Venice said...

Happy New Year Liz!
Much health and happiness for 2013 to you and yours!

Lynn Stevens said...

Happy New Year Liz!!
Its taken me a bit to get over here but well worth the visit. Suzy work is stunning.The heart collage OMG!!! and That page she sent for your mermaid book is just amazing as well.
The gifts from Dorthe,Judy,Rhonda,Alexandra.Well it just shows how much your LOVED!!!
All drool worthy!
Hugs Girlfriend,