When I flew to Kentucky in April, before Kelly passed away, I worked on her flower beds she had lovingly planted so when she came home from the hospital the beautiful display of color would be awaiting her. Kelly passed away at her home on May 14th, but with the help of Hospice she did see her garden, which made her smile. I wanted to capture this memory in flowers and hold it dear.
On Friday, November 12, when I was teaching, my dear friend Cheryl Fihn, owner of ScrappilyEverAfter and The Punch Bunch, surprised me with a cake for my birthday that was shared by all my students. So, even though I was away from home for my birthday, I was among friends. Thank you all for a great weekend that has lifted my spirits and inspired me to create more Paper Gardens.