Friday, January 7, 2011


Hello Happy Pink Saturday Friends...Be sure and visit Beverly our most gracious host of our fun pink event for all the other pinkalicious blogs taking part today...

The holidays are behind us. For me, all decorations have been organized and safely packed away for another year. This has been a week of thinking what direction I want to go in creating....what new things I want to learn. Lots of contemplating. Lots of pouring over my vast collection of books and thinking, too.

I love painting and I especially enjoy making the Spindle Ladies and know I will be offering more in many sizes with their bases in mosaics....I intend to do lots more painting, especially in the spring as things warm up.
Oh, I have ideas and things I just want to try my hand at....I am excited!

And, on one of the PS blogs I read an idea that really appealed to me. Take a word, just one word and make it your word for the year instead of a resolution that can so easily be broken...My word is going to be Content....In the face all the stresses of today, I want to find that I can accept all that comes my way and be thankful for all that I have and well...just be content.

Wishing you a week of contentment!
Smiles,
Jil
xo

19 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I like the word "content," Jill! It says a lot and is a good word to remember. A new year is a delight in that it offers us lots of things to look forward to! Happy 2011 and Pink Saturday!

PS: Thanks for sending my blog link to your family -- I hope they enjoy it!

Bella said...

Hi Jil,
Happy Pink Saturday!
Oh I love to see roses, always!! I see I am not the only one who feels a moment of pause at the new year... to dream it all up again:-) Content is a very nice word, and using a single word is a great idea! Good luck!
Hugs,
Bella

Donnie said...

Content is a very good word for the year. Mine is "enough". It can be enough already, just enough, that's enough, I have enough and many more combination's. Love your little pink angel.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Well said, Jil! I am content most of the time but every now and then, something comes up to 'rile' me. To be content all the time is a condition of the heart whereby one is satisfied; a very honourable state to find oneself in! I love your roses and your sweet little angel! Happy Pink Saturday and I wish you a lovely and contented weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

LV said...

You word would suit me. Right now I am content with my life.

Holly said...

Hi Jill~
I enjoy your site very much! Your spindle girls are adorable! I too remember reading about picking a word for the year - I like that idea. I think I will choose "believe".
Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Hi,Jil!! Wonderful ideas for the New year!!I've tried to write you several times,but it seems mails don't reach you...hugs,Debby from Italy!! ^_^

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful flowers to see this cold, wintery morning. 'Content' a wonderful word. Happy Pink Saturday:)

Kerrie said...

I like this idea!! Thanks!

Char said...

If I had to pick a word for the year, it would have to be gratitude. That is how I feel about my life and it's many blessings. Happy Pink Saturday Jil, Char

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Jil Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful word you have chosen. I too love "Content". I can't wait to see where it takes you.

Love the spindle ladies. One with mosiacs? Oh that will be so lovely. I will be watching for that share.

Hope you have a beautiful weekend. Have a gorgeous Pink Saturday sweet one. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Tanja E. said...

Thanks for these words, warm regards!!

Sarah said...

Lovely! Hope your year is full of peace and contentment!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

tina said...

happy pink saturday!

Fun With This and That said...

Happy PS,
Your blog is so pretty.
Laura

The Gilded Cherub said...

Jil,
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and adding my button to your sidebar, I have done the same... I am proud to have your beautiful blog link on mine. I am also a new follower, thank you for joining to give away and for becoming a follower. Have a great weekend.
Lorene
The Gilded Cherub

Gail said...

Contentment is an important part of being happy, it says we are happy and complete where we are, not pining for what others have. A very good word. Happy PS
Gail

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Jil,
Love your word! Mine is Happy for 2011. I chose to be happy every day!

Hugs,
Debbie

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Hugs to you my new blog friend, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)
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