Sunday, 30 December 2012

Dear 2013......


Dear 2013,
I'm ready for the year ahead. I embrace you and all the things you have in store for me. I'm in the queue ready for the ride!
All I ask, Dear 2013, is that it's a gentler ride than the ones I've been on recently. It's just that well, they've been sooooo wild, so fast and at times so scary. There's been so many twists and turns my head has been left spinning, and my hands aching from my grip on the handrail!
I've been so frightened at times that I would fall off, I've wanted to scream and yell but thought if I started, I wouldn't stop. It's been a whirlwind, with ultra fast changes of direction, I really haven't known if I was coming or going!
So please 2013, please could it be a gentler ride this year? Could I not have to hold so tight to the handrail,? That way I could use my hands to craft and create. Could my head only spin with ideas......please?
I know then, that I will really enjoy the ride, being able to concentrate on the here and now, not thinking too much about what's twists and turns are up ahead.
Thank you,
Ada Bea :) x
Thank you all, for your love, encouragement and support since I started this little blog of mine. Your comments and words have meant so much, you perhaps don't know how much.
When I ventured into Blog Land I had no idea how much it would all mean to me, and so quickly! Although it can't replace the love and support I have from my family and friends, it certainly holds a special place in my heart. Thank you!
I don't make Grand Plans anymore, I used to make lots of Grand Plans, in fact, I used to live in the future with those Grand Plans! Now, I try to live day to day.
So in 2013, I shall enjoy those little moments. I hope to be creative every day, and support this creative community I find myself amongst. I shall get excited and inspired by the things I see, the colours and patterns!
I shall take pleasure in the opportunities given to me in 2013. I hope for a gentler ride, but if needed, I will face the challenges head on! Put down my crafting, just for a little while, and hold on tight again to the handrail!
I shall enjoy those Vintage Sheets! I will relish being Ada Bea!
Wishing each and every one of you, all good things for 2013!
See you in the New Year!
Love Ada :) x x x


  1. you put your thought and feelings into such a wonderful language, I have so enjoyed your blog since I found it and look forward to reading more, thanks.

  2. Hey Ada, here's to a wonderful new year and hoping that the ride is a gentler one for you.
    I have enjoyed reading your blog posts this year and look forward to many more in 2013.

    Claire X

  3. Hello Ada, hoping your ride is much gentler and kinder to you this year, we'll be on it with you, helping and supporting each other with words of encouragement when the road gets rough ... Take care my lovely, and looking forward to catching up in 2013. Thanks too, for all your lovely comments and friendship.

    Love Claire xxx

  4. Happy New Year Ada Bea! Here's to more vintage sheet love. I'm sure this coming year will be a great one for you. Thanks also for all your comments over at my place. x

  5. I am so happy that you entered the blogworld. Love your blog, your style and your "down to earth" attitude:)
    I am looking forward to following you into the new year, wishing you and your family all the best!

  6. Bless you and your lovely way of putting things! Hope that gentle ride is yours, with great scenery, creative fun along the way and good conversation along the way. Health and happiness for 2013!

  7. when you look back on it, its quite astonishing that you got through isn't it?!
    My motto for 2013 is "one breath at a time".
    Keep writing, keep sharing, keep being as lovely as you are

  8. Yep one breath at a time is my mantra too... fully present to be who you are... I look forward to sharing a colourful 2013 with you Ada... wishing you inner contentment for 2013. Cx

  9. All my good wishes to you for the year ahead and for a less bumpy ride.
    Those gorgeous sheets of yours have cheered me up no end on this wet and miserable NYE.
    here's to 2013!

  10. Happy New Year - lets hope its a great one!


  11. Happy New Year to you Ada! I wish you all the best for 2013 and hope that gentleness is all yours. I look forward to your lovely blog posts and beautiful vintage sheets. Thank you as always, for stopping by and commenting over my way. Here's to another creative year ahead.

    Hazel xxx

  12. Here's hoping for a smooth, happy, healthy and creative New Year for all of us, especially those that have had a trying time of late... better times are coming :-) xx

  13. Happy New Year, dear Ada...I have thought of you a lot this Christmas and I am wishing your journey with your dear Mum to be a gentler kinder one...I would like to thank you also for kind words and sweet visits as they mean such a lot! The friendships we have found on here are just amazing, dear friend and I do wonder if our paths have crossed for this reason...
    I am here if you ever need to chat.
    I send you love, light and blessings, Ada and wish you and yours a truly magical 2013. Love Maria x

  14. Wishing you everything you wish for in 2013,
    Happy New year ada,
    D x

  15. Hope you get everything you wish for in 2013 and have a gentler year.
    Sarah x

  16. Dearest Ada
    Such a lovely post and so well put together. I too hope for a much gentler 2013 and hope and pray that all your rides into 2013 don't come with too many bumps and grinds and that you have every strength to get you though them. Look forward to taking our ride together through this next blogging year xox Penelope

  17. I hope for good things for you this year Ada. Have a happy new year! Heather x

  18. Wishing you a happy New Year and all the best for 2013 x

  19. Happy New Year, I do hope 2013 is a little calmer for you! x

  20. Wishing you a very happy new year too...
    hugs Pixie xx

  21. Best wishes for the New Year, Ada! Happy crafting and creating!--Stephanie :)

  22. Wishing you a wonderful New Year Ada ... so glad I found you and your lovely blog ... Bee xx

  23. Here's to a more gentle ride! Love and best wishes to you and your family, Nick and Morten xx

  24. Hi Ada, I too often want to ask 'stop the ride I want to get off', but it just keeps spinning. I feel it IS slowing down now for me, and I hope that you start to get that sensation too. It's been a real joy reading your blog, and some of your followers have popped over to see me which is really nice. Interesting world here, and I like it. Here's to a new and exciting year for us all!! love, Wendy

  25. Wishing you a wonderful year in 2013 : -)

  26. Ada, I sincerely hope 2013 will be more peaceful and relaxing - maybe a trip on a carousel rather than a rollercoaster. Yes, that would be much better! Looking forward to lots more blog posts from you in 2013. xxx

  27. Wishing you a much more relaxed and healthy New Year Ada, enjoy your celebrations.
    Kate x

  28. Happy new year to you Ada. May all your best days ever be ahead of you.

  29. Happy New Year to you too Ada. I think it'll be a good one you know. ALways got to hope.

    Lisa X

  30. Happy new year to you too :-) XX

  31. Lovely post Ada. I hope 2013 is less of a wild ride and brings you lots of moments of happiness and simple pleasures. Gillian x

  32. Happy New New Year, keep up the vintage gorgeousness in 2013 xx

  33. Thank you Everyone for your New Year Wishes, let's hope it's a good one for all of us! :) x

  34. Hello Ada
    Wishing you a nice slow gentle ride through 2013! Happy New Year!
    Helen x

  35. Oh Ada Bea, this post bought a tear to my eye! And I really just want to say that I think you are a lovely, lovely lady! Truly! I also think you are a kind, strong, determined and loyal woman and you have such a beautiful way with words.
    (I hope that doesn't sound too wacky, seeing as though I've never met you, but these are the genuine impressions I get of you from reading your blog and the comments you leave on my own).

    And I truly do hope that 2013 delivers your hopes of a gentler ride and that you don't have to hold on so tight this year and that you have hands that are free for crafting and some time for yourself.

    And I look forward to sharing this year with you, your vintage sheets and your crochet crafty goodness through the blogosphere.

    *Big Hug* Jo x


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