Happy New Year!

I have started my 2013 jar a la Rachel in her post that I reblogged yesterday, so already I feel like I have ticked something off my list of things to do.

And this picture below, while not looking like much to get excited over, represents the start of my commitment to being tidier and more organised this year.


I had bits of stuff and pots of cuttings all over my little garden and patio, and it was looking really messy and unloved. I dug out two pieces of wood from the garage  (rescued from a neighbour’s kitchen-gutting months back) and Rob turned them into shelves for me.  The large teapot is a birthday present from Anne, and now houses an ivy plant. The small one was accidentally broken and given to me to use in a mosaic.  This obviously never happened, and I think it will look lovely as a planter.  It had better.

And, as I shouldn’t need to point out, what’s a patio without disco balls? Right, Lisa?

It’s been almost a year since I started blogging, encouraged by the witty and well-travelled Rowena (Reading and Writing), and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it (sometimes I pretend it’s “work”, hahaha). It has helped me focus on what I do and what I’m trying to do, and led to meeting and being inspired by some talented and wonderful people all over the world.  I’ve even had to google some of the places that you guys hail from, so you’ve broadened my education as well – Wisconsin, Mikkeli, Wellington…

Wishing you all good health, happiness, brilliant creative ideas, and many many reasons to get up in the mornings.

To be continued…

11 thoughts on “2013

  1. Crochet Missy

    “tidier and more organised”, I need a bit of that too. The patio looks really good. It is great to see how much stuff you re-use or upcycle, I think it makes those things more special. Great area.

  2. tgonzales

    Good morning Jill!

    I love the way your teapot and other assorted planters look all lined up in a row on those recycled shelves. Rob is such a dear to go along with your lovely ideas. Oh by the way I’m so glad that you decided to blog almost a year ago; it gives me a reason to get up in the morning to read your great posts. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2013.

    Love and Hugs,

    1. Nice piece of work Post author

      Yip, we’re fully into junk mode here. Wait til you see what I have planned for the ancient broken wooden ladder that’s been rotting in the drying area for nearly 8 years….

  3. yarnchick40

    You had me at disco balls love…
    I’m so glad you found your blog-voice. You regularly keep me in stitches!
    As for the teapots as planters, genius! I just bought myself a new one and was wondering just what I should do with the old ones that are dribbly and just plain wrong.

  4. rowena

    Congratulations on the year of blogging; long may it continue! And now I’ve found a wifi hotspot I can see the photo too – so neat and tidily organised! Clearly there is no such thing as junk!

      1. rowena

        I was indeed very excited. Even more so now that my domestic internet has just been restored,,, but I’ve used my exclamation budget for today already.

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