I've been making it a habit every morning to visit a few blogs before starting my day. Sadly, this morning, the first post in my sidebar was from dear Betsy The Simple Life of a Queen that our mutual blog friend Teresa Kasner unexpectedly passed away yesterday. She had a hospital stay the end of April where she was diagnosed with stomach ulcers and even though still unwell, she optimistically posted to her blog on April 30th with an update ... and now she is gone. I still can't believe it. Although we never met in person, Teresa has always been a faithful, constant support in my life for all of my blogging years. We have corresponded and exchanged handmade gifts through the mail. I so very much enjoyed her blog posts; her positive, down-to-earth attitude; her beautiful collections, her joy of sharing her surroundings, her knowledge of Multnomah Falls and love for boats; how she cared for her flowers and her family and sweet little pups; how every special occasion and holiday was clearly celebrated on her dining room table; her beautiful crochet work and all the other handicrafts she did. I could go on and on.