Sunday, 18 October 2015

Simply Neutrals # 6 - A Gift from Suzy

A week or so ago the doorbell rang, and the postman brought me a parcel. I was expecting some new clothes pegs (special ones that last), so I opened it up... and what a surprise that made my day!

Suzy of Suziqusthreadworks.blogspot.com.au had packaged up the most wonderful gifts, presented in true Suzy-style, as a way of saying thanks for filming and editing her Lace book instructional video.

So for this week's Simply Neutrals Tuesday, I'll share with you what was in that lovely box...

A stunning card was on top, breath-takingly gorgeous, Suzy! The parcel was wrapped in thick cream vintage cotton lace.


vintage lace card

I love the way Suzy incorporates her goats' mohair which she dyes herself...


vintage lace card

Inside I found some beautiful mohair and bear supplies, and a lumpy thing wrapped in a vintage drawn thread cloth.
 I unwrapped a cute mohair teddy bear with a sweet character - hand-crafted by Suzy and named Madeline. She was adorned with a soft velvet ribbon and a piece of fine old lace for a collar...



There was still more to come! A large hand-made white vintage doyley, a small piece of amazing cream lace...



And an absolutely wonderful vintage cream lace baby's jacket with fine silk embroidery..







vintage laces

Such exquisite gorgeousness! Thank you so much, Suzy, you made my day! I felt so appreciated by Suzy's message, too. Such a thoughtful way of saying thanks. I have kept a display of it in my craft room for about two weeks now, enjoying seeing it every day, and Suzy's card has pride of place.




So little Madeline has met my bears now, and has found a home with new friends.


Suzy's gifts just happened to fit in with Wen's Simply Neutrals Tuesday. You can see more wonderful neutral coloured theme pictures at Wen's blog, 

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Have a great week and find time to do what you love,

Jesse

16 comments:

  1. What a most wonderful gift packed, Jesse, gifts from our dear Suzy, always makes happy smiles here too, and You revieved such, wonderful old laces, and the little Teddy is adorable. I think it will be difficult cuttingu in your New gifts. Dorthe xo

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    1. Hello Dorthe, yes, it would be difficult to cut such gorgeous laces. I'll enjoy them until I have courage, and practice on other pieces instead! Have a great week, Hugs, Jesse XX

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  2. What beautiful treasures you have received from Suzy, who is such an inspiration to us all. I hope that you get to use some of them in some of your lovely creations soon (except for little Madeline, of course). XO Sue

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Sue. I'm looking forward to some more creating, but I'll just enjoy Suzy's for a while intact :) Have a lovely week. Hugs, Jesse

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  3. Such gracious and wonderful gifts! Everything is so beautiful Jesse. Suzy is an amazing artist and a continued source of inspiration. She is certainly a woman of generous spirit~ We await to see what you will do with these lovely things! Karen

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  4. Thanks, Karen for stopping by to see my blogand for your kind comment.
    cheers,

    Jesse

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  5. Ohhhhh lucky lucky you to receive such a wonderful package!! So sweet of Suzy. I never knew she made bears too! Gorgeous work and beautiful gifts. Wishing you a beautiful day, xx

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    1. Hello Wen, Thanks for your comment. Suzy is a real sweetie. I'm feeling very lucky.
      cheers,

      Jesse

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  6. Dear Jesse, I'm reading your post very early this morning before I leave for work!
    Suzy's parcels are always the best, just seeing her name on the back of the parcel makes my heart beat faster!!!! I know there will be such special Suzy creations inside!
    The babies sweet jacket is my fave .....what is it about babies clothes, I love them so much.
    And the sweet furry bear...Suzy is a lady of so many talents - she can turn her hand to anything creative!
    Her cards are such works of art to be treasured forever.
    Beautiful photos - thank you for sharing.
    Hugs
    Shane

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    1. Shane, thanks for visiting my blog. I adore baby clothes, too. I have kept some of my own which my mum saved for me, absolute treasures. That reminds me, I must take photos and share these on my blog. One of the knitted jackets is in 2 ply, so lacy and fine, and still in beautiful condition. My own three children wore it too, for special occasions only :) Have a lovely week.
      Hugs,
      Jesse

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  7. Such beautiful treasures you received from dear Suzy. You are one lucky girl:)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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    1. Thank you, Marie, for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment. have a great week.
      Hugs,
      Jesse

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  8. What a marvellous gift!
    Have a nice week

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  9. Hi Jesse, thanks for your nice comment on my blog. Your present is wonderful, what a great surprise. Have a good weekend, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Valerie. It's lovely that you've joined in the Simply Neutrals party.
      Jesse

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