It has been hit and miss with updating my blog over the last few years. I'm not sure if many still read it. I won't make any promises about updating regularly, but I don't plan on giving up on it either.
Back in February our lives took a sad turn, when my Mum passed away. Although she had been ill, we were not expecting such a dramatic turn at that time. I still feel some disbelief, and then at other times the reality feels very overwhelming.
My Mum would have hated her face being on the internet so here are a couple of photos of my Mum and I which she still wouldn't have approved of, but that I might have got away with. :-) In the first I am around 2 years old, and the other is at my wedding in 2009.
My Mum worked tirelessly as a volunteer for our local animal rescue shelter for nearly a decade, and helped hundreds of cats, kittens and rabbits in that time. She particularly liked the very small kittens that needed to be hand reared, and was still doing this two weeks before she passed away.
Not long after she died I went stash diving for something to work on. I ended up pulling out Alpine Garden by the Drawn Thread which I'd had in my stash for nearly a decade. As I was working on it I realised that many of the flowers and their meanings were words that described my Mum - compassionate, strong, loyal and courageous. Needless to say it went straight off to the framers once I had finished.