No In a vase on Monday

There is no vase from me today – I had intended using the dried flowers I grew this year to make a Christmas swag, wreath or mantle decoration but at the weekend we received the very sad news that my mother in law had died peacefully in her sleep.

She was a wonderful woman much more like a mother to me than a MIL.  She was the person who first gave me the confidence to begin arranging flowers and when I began making regular vases for Cathy’s meme she encouraged me with kind words and with an inspirational book as a Christmas gift.

She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved her.  A strong woman as many of her generation were, she was never too old to learn new things and at 90 years old, she followed this blog on her iPad!

I will sometimes be absent from the blogging world during the next couple of weeks but you can be sure that even if I don’t leave a comment I will be reading yours when I am able.

Thank you for understanding.  Christina