A long car trip to the country yesterday to farewell my much-loved aunt has left me contemplating the big stuff. Thinking a lot about family, childhood, life and love. My heart goes out to the cousins (who were more like brothers and sisters when we were kids) who have lost their Mum.
The world will miss this super-crafty lady who loved life and family so much. It's a better place because she was here.
She was a great inspiration and support to me when I was a craft-obsessed kid... and even came - frail with age and illness - to my last launch and visited me at the Stitches and Craft show this year. Always interested. Always engaged. Always supportive.
This photo is one of my favourites of my parents (facing at centre) and Dad's sisters - when they were all young and beautiful and life was not cruel. Today it's a reminder for me to seize the day....