My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living

I'm Home!

Hello dear friends!

I just wanted

 to quickly check in

 let you know

 that I am now


I went to work today and actually plan on staying home doing

NOTHING  tomorrow

(I'll get back with you...and let you know how that went.)

The situation back in Texas is still quite difficult...

Mr. Bill is going to spend Wednesday thru Saturday with mom.
(We have to alternate because of  my work schedule....)

He will be driving...18 hours straight thru...just pray!

I also have a bit of news I wanted to share with you.

Do you remember this wreath that I made for my Front Door this Fall?

Well, They sold so.. well I have decided to make a couple of more...and ...

They will be available on my New Etsy Store Site!

Along with many other things that I had started before my world fell apart!

 Just before  I left for Texas last week,

 I set my little etsy store up...

Having no idea that I was about to leave.

(Thank you Adrienne and Ruth for your advise and encouragement)

And listed a wreath very similar to this one(All though this is one of the pics I used to show it )
The one with the red banner is really THE ONE

Right now it's the only thing there...

I was going to wait until I had it fully filled with handmade wonderments
before ...
I told you...

But I needed a boost and something to keep my mind busy.
Before I left...I was quite excited!
That's why I wanted to share this with you now... to help me get back into a routine of sorts.

As I am feeling very much like a robot roaming around here.

Give me a few days and I will have the photos taken of all my goodies
and then you can stop by and take a look!
Or... you can go now!
I had finished quite a bit of whimsies and whatnots the day before I left.
So...Probably by Monday...
You can go check them out!

Just thought I would check in...Let you know I am safe...and back at home where I belong!

I love you all and cannot begin to Thank you for your thoughts and prayers...donna

Please continue to keep mom and her circumstances in your prayers... I have had to let the Lord take this one...I always try to give Him all...but I know that only He can make this situation  better.


  1. I am glad you are home safe and sound. I know things will work out with your Mom let go and let God do hid work... it may be done in a week or 10 years. I think your wreath is gorgeous and GOOD LUCK with getting all your work completed and posted on etsy. I too am planning on opening a store as well, I have the banner done just need to get things listed.

  2. Hi Donna,

    Welcome home -- your wreath pic is beautiful and appropriate for welcoming you back to your nest.

    Congratulations on opening the doors to your Etsy shop! :)

    Take your time getting back to things -- that is way more important than anything else!



  3. Donna dear, I'm so glad you're home, hope you get back to "normal" life soon. Congrats on the etsy store. That ought to add another dimension of "busy" to your life!!! I'll keep your mom in my prayers. Glad you checked in with us, I've missed you, girl!
    big hugs,

  4. Donna,

    So glad to hear you are back home, my friend! Congrats on selling the wreath! I just know your Etsy shop is going to be so successful! I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers. Welcome Back!


  5. Donna ~ I've been thinking of you, Happy to hear you made it home safe. Congratulations on your Etsy store, wishing you all the best.
    Be sure to remember to take the time you need, Take care of your self.


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