Tuesday, December 18, 2018

2358 T Stands for 'TIS THE SEASON

I am such a lucky girl to have the most caring and loving friends  in blogland! I have to tell you  how grateful I am to have you all ! I don't want to miss this wonderful community of blogging people from all over the world. Even though I don't like they spend their money on postage for me and I rarely send out things by myself to others I am happy to be able to hold their wonderful art in my hands though!
This is such a special honour for me!

 Thank you my dear friends!!
 I appreciate your thoughts and mail very much!

 One envelope this morning  with the above shown goodies let my heart spring! I am now a proud owner of an 
original "QUILTLET" of Elizabeth and I am impressed with the wonderful made tree "tip in" and the handmade papers! WOW!

I am simply in LOVE with this quiltlet !!!

This hybrid made spread meant for Elizabeth's December collection of pages at Art Journal Journey shows how 
lucky I feel with my gift!
It should remind you also of the current TIOT Challenge of 
Guess Who's Coming .....It's Santa
and the "Angel" theme over at MOO MANIA & MORE.

And last but not least:


 Feel free to take cake or some Vanillekipferl or both.
No, I don't eat all this stuff..that's just made with all my love for my hubby who can eat what he wants, but don't gain weight. 



  1. What a wonderful gifting of love sent your way dear Susi- and so deserved! I love that quiltlet from Elizabeth. Your digital art page is delightful! And like you, I love to bake but my hubby takes care of eating it all- unless our son and his girlfriend stop by:) Happy T day and a Merry Christmas!

  2. What wonderfully creative friends you have, Susi! You have received some very special, heartfelt mail.
    And my husband can eat anything he wants, too. He eats like a teenage boy and never gains weight. It's not fair :(, but it's still fun to watch him eat my "creations."
    Happy Tuesday, Susi!

  3. What gorgeous, happy mail you received. I shouldn't, but maybe I'll have just one cookie. And maybe a sliver of cake. I'm jealous that your hubby can eat what he wants and not gain weight. Happy T Day!

  4. Treats in the mail! No wonder you are so excited :) I'll be happy to join you for some of those tasty-looking goodies. Thx! Happy T Tuesday

  5. How wonderful-I love Happy mail-enjoy it all-hugs
    Your sweet look delicious-I can't eat much of anything any more either-just looking at it I gain weight now days lol
    Happy T and Merry Christmas

  6. Wow, how wonderful to receive such beautiful happy mail, your Christmas cards look amazing! That's a lovely quiltlet from Bluebeard and Elizabeth too, so thoughtful 😀. I love how you used the image of it to create your background for those cute angels too - perfect! I'd also love to try the cookies and cake that you made, they look so yummy 😀. Wishing you a happy T Day and a very Merry Christmas dear Susi! J 😊 x

  7. What beautiful cards and gifts you received, Susi. The quiltlet is lovely and so very thoughtul. Elizabeth is such a dear.

    I make Vanillekipferl every Christmas but didn't know them by the German word. We call them crescent cookies. I wonder how similar our recipes are. Everyone loves them.

    Happy T-day and Merry Christmas! Eileen xoxo

  8. Your Vanillekipferl looks so delicious! After looking up a recipe I really want to try making these. And your cake looks yummy as well.
    Your hybrid page is so pretty! I love the stitching and those images. And what a lovely set of happy mail from your friends. That piece from Elizabeth is gorgeous!
    Happy Tea Day and Merry Christmas,

  9. Elizabeth's quiltlet is so sweet, what a lovely gift.
    And like Jo, I admire how you have used it as background to your own art.
    Happy rest of December, Susi, and happy art-making.

  10. Susi your happy mail looks lovely, it is a beautiful quiltlet from Elizabeth.
    I loved your journal page and how you added the falling snow animation.
    If I didn't live so far away I would call in for a piece of your delicious cake, I'm sure your husband will enjoy every piece.
    Happy T day wishes Susi.
    Yvonne xx

  11. I love your gratitude page, celebrating your luck at having all these lovely handmade cards and the delightful quiltlet from Elizabeth. Your husband is definitely very lucky if he can eat all that and not gain weight! I still have the Wienerkipferl to make, but the Stollen is safely done (a week ago). And the tree still to decorate, and the presents to wrap, and the food shopping to do... but we're getting there!
    Alison x

  12. Hi Susi glad i found your blog again,i am also your newest follower ,hope you will visit and follow me too.I love the cards and gifts that you have ,received,i love this time of the year,Cheers Shez xx

  13. What a lovely assortment of cards you received and the quiltlette is so special. Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays. I'd have to have just a taste of those sweets if I were around them

  14. Beautiful cards and blog friends can be rather special...I love the special feel your post gives out and enjoy your day xxx

  15. Lucky you, such beautiful gifts!

  16. Your husband is a lucky man to be able to eat all that yummy food and not gain any weight. And to have such a wonderful baker to make it for him. :) And you are a lucky lady to get all that fantastic mail! And one of Elizabeth's beautiful quiltlets. I think you've had some good holiday surprises and it isn't even Christmas yet. I hope it was a fantastic T day my friend. Hugs-Erika

  17. Sweet to hear from people including ones that we wouldn't know if it weren't for the internet. What a time to be alive! :)

  18. wie schön, dass du auch mit postfreuden beglückt wirst. es ist einfach toll, solche blog-freundinnen zu haben!!
    herzliche grüße

  19. I see you also received a nice card from Linda. She is always so thoughtful.

    I can't figure out what happened to the blue paper because it was intact when I placed it in the envelope. I also feel bad that the quiltlet was bunched up in the mail. You might be able to tell, this was the last piece I was able to make before my machine quit working. It's especially obvious around the heart, but I think that adds to the message "heal" which was intended for you and Liyongo.

    I love what you did digitally to create a page for Art Journal Journey. This is beautiful and made me feel so proud, too.

    Men have different metabolisms than women, so I am glad you are able to bake for your husband and he is able to eat all that without gaining weight. I'll definitely join you for tea, though. Thanks for sharing your wonderful baked goodies and tea with us for T this belated Wednesday.-

  20. What a blessing our friends are! Such a beautiful array of gifts and cards, and you made a lovely page dear Susi!
    Have a lovely day,
    Alison xox

  21. Liebe Susi,
    Du hast sehr schöne Weihnachtspost bekommen, wobei mir auch die Karte von Elizabetz am besten gefällt. Kuchen und Kipferl nehme ich gerne, bis jetzt kann ich auch noch alles essen ohne Rettungsringe zu bekommen oder etwas ein Fässchen.
    Ich wünsche Dir noch eine wunderschöne und kreative Vorweihnachtszeit.

    Viele liebe Grüße

  22. Eine wunderschöne Post hast Du bekommen liebe Susi,
    Kuchen und Kipferl gehen immer!!! das ist einfach lecker
    Ich wünsche Dir eine wunderschöne Woche
    Ganz liebe Grüße

  23. You are so well loved in the Blog community Susi! So happy to see your gifted cards and your sweet treats too! Merry Christmas, Hugs karen o

  24. OOhh those Christmas cards are really Gorgeous Susi, fantastiques !! I also love your wonderful page, it´s so sweet and clever. The cake may have been delicious, with anacardos, love them.
    I wish you a very nice evening, big hugs & besotillos, Caty

  25. Hola nena! enhorabuena por todos tus presentes seguro te los mereces por eso te los envian y en ellos te muestran el cariño!!
    Si este mundo blogueril es maravilloso conoces gente bella de noble corazón, me alegro mucho por ti y tus regalos!
    besitos a Liyongo!!

    Besos a ti!!😚😚

  26. Susi, what wonderful cards from your friends, and what a great gift from Elizabeth! Merry Christmas! I say it now, because won't be here next week as we will have a houseful of family. Love it! :)

  27. Du hast liebe Weihnachtspost erhalten und gleich eine davon (die schöne von Elizabeth) digital "verarbeitet" zu einem süßen Bild!
    Oh wie wundervoll sehen deine Vanillekipferl und der Kuchen aus! Es ist wirklich gemein, dass Männer essen können, was ihnen schmeckt und nicht zunehmen, und wir Frauen müssen jedes Keks auf die Waagschale legen :)
    Knuddel, Rike

  28. Such beautiful cards, and gifts you received from dear friends. It is always a happy day when the post brings such handmade treasures from friends, isen`t it dear Susi .
    You like me are baking for everyone else but ourself - I can`t eat wheatflour and no christmas cookies without :-( Sen ding you hugs, and wishes for you to have a wonderful Christmas , my friend . xx, Dorthe

  29. Hi Susi, the cards and art are beautiful and the goodies too. Like you, I rarely post out mow as I can not afford to do so financially but I also adore my very kind very beautiful friends here in Blogland. Thank you for your kindness your friendship and your love. Have a beautiful Christmas dear friend x

  30. Wonderful to see all that love raining down on you, Susi!! May this season bring you all you could possibly wish for, my friend. xo

  31. I can see from your fabulous hybrid page how happy you are feeling after receiving such wonderful mail! The cards are lovely and the special gifts from Elizabeth are absolutely brilliant! Your cake and Vanillekipferl look delicious! Belated Happy T Day! Hugs, Chrisx

  32. So glad to see you being blessed by other bloggers - the cards and quiltlet are beautiful, and I love your grateful spread. Isn't it frustrating when the men can eat and never put on weight, and we only have to look at food and on it goes!

  33. Guten Morgen liebe Susi, ich reihe mich in die vorherigen Kommentare ein! Es sind ganz besonders bezaubernde Kreationen an Weihnachtspost. Welchˋ eine Freude müssen sie Dir bereitet haben, ich kann es mir gut vorstellen.

    Deine eigene Engelskarte gefällt mir dazu ausgesprochen gut - sie ist einfach goldig.

    Sternfunkelnde Grüßle zum vierten Advent von Heidrun

  34. !I come to wish you a happy Christmas full of love, peace and many blessings! !Merry Christmas! affectionately a Liyongo!


  35. You certainly have received some wonderful cards Susi, and like you I really appreciate all the online and blogging friends I have made over the years. Your digi page looks lovely too!

    (I have probably missed quite a few of your posts, but I have decided I will only post on Fridays and visit on Sundays from now on, as, though I love seeing all the work that people create, I find blogger to be a too time consuming platform these days, sorry about that, I hope you understand)….
    Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for a creative and hopefully healthy 2019!

  36. So beautiful the things you received! And such a beautiful art page gif you created :) Wishing you a merry Christmas and sending you big hugs and lots of love, xx

  37. You are a real treasure Susi so kind hearted with your words that is why people flock to give and send because you give so much comfort in kindness to others.
    I seem to have missed a post of two of yours which saddens me as I love to visit and see what yo have been up to as it's always amazing, so I will keep my words to one post and say I hope Liyongo is doing well with the mistletoe? So worth those weekly visits to replenish those meds. Our pets mean so much to us.
    Thank you for a wonderful year of support and friendship, you really have brightened a very dark year for me, maybe next year I too can send you a little something to say Thank YOU.
    Wishing you, Hubby & family a wonderful Christmas and good health throughout the year.
    Warmest of wishes and BIG Hugs Tracey xx

  38. hallo liebe susi,

    wunderschöne weihnachtspost hast du bekommen,du bist auch ein toller mensch den man einfach mögen muss,ich liebe deine kunst sehr,ich habe ein dunkles jahr gehabt,bin jetzt auch ohne nase und habe die op gut überstdsanden und habe sooo oft an dich gedacht,jetzt bekomme ich noch 6 wochen bestrahlung und später bekomme ich eine epithese,eine silikonase,ich bin sehr sehr traurig,aber alle halten zu mir und ich durfte weihnachten zuhause feiern,ich muss jetzt dadurch,gerade jetzt werde ich art journaling machen,ein dunkles kapitel öffnet sich mir,hab ein schönes weihnachtsfest,du liebe,und auch dir danke fürs daumendrücken.

    bussi jenny

  39. You've got beautiful mail and dear Susi, you earn it. Thank yoü for all your help and commitment. I hope your dog is fine at the moment and I want to wish you a merry Christmas and best wishes for 2019 for you and your family. Love and hugs, Lenie

  40. ich wünsch dir wunderbare weihnachten und geruhsame tage... wie schaffst du es bloß, dass deine kipferl nicht so auseinanderlaufen wie bei mir? ich backe immer erst, bevor die "meute" hier einfällt, sonst ist alles schon weggefuttert *g*... und sitzt auf meinen hüften. machs dir fein mit deinen lieben, bussi, johanna

  41. So many lovely things to see dear Susi :)
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas time and
    a happy and healthy 2019.
    Gill xxx

  42. Liebe Susi,

    ich wünsche Dir ein wundervolles Weihnachtsfest mit vielen zauberhaften Momenten und Überraschungen.

    Deine Post schaut umwerfend aus und bei Deinen Kipferl muss ich unbedingt probieren, es sind meine Lieblinge, meine Oma hat sie früher auch immer gebachen und ich habe sie geliebt.

    Herzliche Grüße
    nach Wien
    von Anke

  43. LOVELY gifts, Susi.
    Happy T day, my friend.
    And MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!
    Hugs, sweetie!!!!!!!!

  44. Dear Susi,
    Wishing you a very merry Christmas time filled with love and laughter!
    And may your new year bring blessings of good health,much joy and creativity in abundance!
    SO happy that we are friends,dear Susi~
    much love to you from afar,Jackie xx


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