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My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living

Well, Hi There!

Hello my long lost friends! Time flies whether you are having fun or not or so I have discovered.
So much time has passed that I think I should just start over.
Hello, my name is Donna Jenkins. I'm a creative person who suffers with completion issues.
Can you relate? I have so many projects I have started and then abandoned...well, it's just crazy!
But if you have similar issues, We are not alone! My research has shown me there are so many people who have the same problem!
One of my goals for this year is to pick up and complete some of them and to then share with you!
This will be my incentive for completion and actually I'm a little excited about it!
One of my many in completes are embroidery based. I truly love this artistic medium but because it requires hours of sitting still...it's always been a problem for me. In case we haven't covered this in awhile, I have adult HDHD and sitting still for very long is quite difficult. Recently though, I've discovered I can do so for longer periods of time if I'm also watching a movie! Who knew!

Another  project that I need to complete is

Drawing or watercolors. I have several pieces that need just a bit of work and then I can hang them or even sell them.
What are some of the things you have to complete?
I would love to catch up so let me know in the comments!
For now, it was good just to log in and type these few lines. I always feel better when I share, don't you?

The French Market

Hello my friends!

It's that time of year again when my every waking minute is consumed with preparations for

a glimpse at a previous market at Hortons

The French Market at  Hortons
 downtown Tipton, Indiana.

This years event will be held rain or shine Friday, July 7th and Saturday, July 8th. 

Rebecca's beautiful pop up shop from a past event

That's just a week away!
Even though I know longer produce this event, it's still one of my favorite shows to participate in. This year, it will be my only event as a vendor.

You see,
My new online boutique will be opening soon and I will need to focus on it completely for awhile.

It has taken me quite sometime to decide on products to carry and even more time to decide what I wanted to focus my energy on handcrafting. 

I have been looking forward to this year French Market because I will be unveiling my new product line!
I am so excited and a little nervous about this. So much of myself has been put into the gathering and creating of wares to sell. I really want to focus on things that I love and would purchase. I guess it's a little bit silly, but I want everyone to be able to find something that speaks the as it spoke to me when I found it or created it.  

So,if you can make it to Tipton next weekend....Please stop by and say Hi!

Blessings to you my friends!

They say Absence makes the Heart grow Fonder

I sure am hoping this is true!
Time once again, has gotten away from me.

So here's an attempt to put a cork in it!
(Time that is)

Just a quick look back and then FORWARD!
Are you with me?

Okay, to pick up where we left off...sort of.
Last Summer,
We started off on a new adventure

Binoculars are optional as we make our way through the Summer

Paisley came to visit her Grammy here in Indiana.

And we had a Grand time.
Her sweet cousin Keller  (our second Grandbaby) came for lunch

And 2 weeks later, he turned ONE!

Summer turned into Autumn

Trick or treats for the little darlings

And just before Winter

Paisley turned 3

Decorations went up for Christmas

It was at this moment that I decided to get sick.
It started out as acute Bronchitis and before Christmas, developed into Pneumonia.
And that brings us to now.

For the past 9 weeks I have spent most of my time down and out.
Last week, I went outside for a tiny bit and walked around my garden.

With no more than a dusting of snow thus far this Winter
And above average temperatures..
My garden is waking up a bit too early.

Winter is expected to return later this week and I actually find myself looking forward to a snow day or two.

Well, were pretty much caught up.
I have started redesigning my blog and linking everything together.
I'm looking forward to sharing the next step with you later this week.
Perhaps on a snow day?

Thank you for stopping by
Blessings to you my friends!