My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
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Love ya...Rebecca

This is going to be a very short post. It seems I once again, have the flu!

I feel lousy!
I wanted to show you something that my dearest friend sent me last week!
I think we are sisters separated at birth!
Our lives are so...parallel it's a little spooky!
But last week she sent me this gorgeous vintage bedspread!
She tells me she believes it to have been made in the 20's.
It's made of dotted swiss  (my favorite!) but unlike any I have ever seen. It's almost like gauze!
The inserts are hand crocheted...roses!
And in the center...
A diamond in the center with my initial J!

It's a twin...well...a little smaller than a twin but I am going to use it to create an amazing window treatment in my  new closet!
It really looks great with my rose wallpaper!
Isn't it fab?
But not as fabulous as Rebecca!

Tomorrow I go to see my Doctor about getting something to help me get through it! Ugh!
She is going to be mad because the last time I had this  (a very short time ago) she told me to take it easy...slow down!
She doesn't know me well.
That doesn't work for me.
 My hubby says he is getting a tranquilizer gun and dose me if  I don't slow down!

I am taking a few days off from my de-clutter...and I can't wait to share my progress!
After....I feel better!

Until next time!


  1. Aw, so sorry you're not feeling good. REST! and feel better soon :)

  2. love that bedspread can wait to see what you do with it....
    Feel better, green tea and more rest....

    Have a restful weekend


  3. That bedspread is heavenly! What a lovely gift from a friend. Please listen to your body and take the time to mend. Get some books and some chicken bouillon and dream up some new ideas while you rest.

  4. OMG! It is perfect! That Rebecca has got to be the most awesome girl in the world (and you too)! I can hardly wait to see what you do with it, and because I KNOW you so well...I'm sure you will have it done in no time, flu or not! I am so sorry to hear you have it again.

    I so enjoyed your 'bumps in the road' post. I really identified with it. I laughed (and I'm sure it wasn't meant to be funny) about the puppet. You have no idea how much better it feels knowing that somebody else has these feeling about the unfinished...the put on hold...the just plain got away from me projects. I loved your sons response. That is exactly what my kids say to me. It's okay, no scars!
    I would love to tell you to take it easy, but I already know you won't so I'm just going to send your husband money for the tranquilizer gun!
    sending big hugs from here...

  5. The bedspread is fabulous! What a sweet friend! I'll bet that made you feel a teensy bit better.:)
    PS Take care of yourself and follow the Dr.'s orders!

  6. Prayers for your full and speedy recovery. Maybe pick rest over the tranquilizer gun which sounds painful. :o) Your new very old treasure is beautiful. Feel better soon...

  7. The bedspread is pretty!!!! I had something for about 2 weeks.....yuck!!!! I hope you start feeling better soon!!!

  8. Simply breathtaking....can't wait to see it hanging up:)


  9. Wishing you feel better soon, and rest, I know it sounds hard, but your body is telling you something, rest sometimes is the best medicine.
    I wish I could send you some warm vegetable soup so you could feel better.
    XXXX Ido

  10. Hey Girlie
    I think whatever you do, it will be fabulous. I mean I couldn't pass it up it had your name all over it :)
    Thanks sweetie and I just talked to you so - I know and am glad you are feeling a little better and it is not the piggy thingy... love you lots

  11. Hi Donna,
    Beautiful bedspread! Love it. I'm sorry you're's been going around our house too. yuck! Get better soon!


  12. SO sorry to hear you are under the weather again - take care and please rest. Rebecca sounds like she know a good way to get you on the road to recovery. The dotted swiss is lovely.
    Bonne weekend,

  13. Beautiful spread!;) LOve your blog~Im your newest follower! Hope you feel better soon~ Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  14. Im going to put you on my daily blogroll so I dont miss a post! :)Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  15. how very beautiful that spread is, you lucky girl. feel better...


  16. I was wondering how you were able to keep running! Take care of yourself.
    The bedspread is beautiful. It'll make a lovely drape. I can't see what you do with it. I have a couple old crocheted bedspreads that I made into drapes. But first rest up.


  17. I hope you feel better.
    Get tested for Flu A.
    Tamiflu works wonders!
    Your spread is amazing!

    White Spray Paint

  18. That bedspread is fabulous and you can use it for several different things like tablecloth lay over a sofa , windows

    Darn sorry you are sick that is one thing I hate dealing with I don't like to be restricted and I know you don't either. get well quick

  19. So darn sorry you are sick again. I can't slow down either my hands hurt so bad from lifting and painting furniture I am stpping for tonight

    Your new gift from Rebecca is just too fabulous love the dotted swiss material. It will be fabulous made into anything even a lacy top?

    slow down and get completely well this go around


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