We sometimes get caught up in our own little world and forget that there is a bigger world than our own. A friend of mine, Karen, recently lost a very dear friend and family member of hers.
Daphanie was her quilt mentor, friend,loved one, inspiration and encouraged Karen to become the outstanding quilter that she is. A piece of my dear friend is now missing and I know that she is hurting and wishing things were different and Daphanie was still with her. I didn't know Daphanie, but I felt her spirit and inspiration every time I saw a new project that Karen attempted and most beautifully completed. Daphanie got Karen started into the crazy world of fabric and quilting. What Karen has done with that gift is nothing short of amazing and I know that Daphanie will always be proud of what Karen has accomplished and what she will continue to accomplish in the future.
So even though Daphanie is no longer with us, her spirit will live on in Karen and Karen will continue to be inspiration to those of us who wish they could quilt 1/10 as well as Karen.
I know that you are sitting on a quilted cloud somewhere in Heaven Daphanie! You will be greatly missed.