When I make a tray, I like to add a border around the edge of the platter to make it a little fancier. When I make a sign, I love to border it with a vintage-looking edging. But explains that the word “border”  can also be used to mean “brink or verge.” Now that definition, as we say in the South, will preach.

I feel that beginning my blog puts me on the brink of a new plateau in my writing career, my maker’s movement intents, my freelance writing, and, really, my life in general. This blog has already taught me that success can come more easily when one is in the company of like-minded people. Collaboration, as my grandchildren are being taught in the wonderful, exquisite Memphis University Campus School, is a way to get more done, build self-esteem, boost confidence, and feel empowered. Because of other bloggers’ support and affirmation, I am motivated to make my writing as helpful and positive as I can.

My new project still includes bottles, but is a bit different because I created the centerpiece/vase with a vintage basket I found today at an estate sale full of all the things I like: bottles, of course, baskets, handmade wooden furniture, and so forth.


Thank you to all my fellow writers who have encouraged me with “likes,” “followings,” and “comments.” In the famous words of Orphan Annie, “I think I’m going to like it here!”






Author: gebbysmith

I am a retired school teacher, school administrator, designer, retail business- owner, writer, fisherman, gardener, music-lover, dance-lover, theater-lover who lives in Mississippi. My husband, four doggies, and I live on a small farm and have fun every day making things and working on our house..

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