I really enjoy working on commissioned books, discussing what form the book will take and letting it evolve during the making is a pleasurable task. Over the past couple of weeks I have been reflecting on the life of a friend and neighbour who sadly lost his battle with that insidious disease, cancer, recently. I have been remembering fondly his generous nature, always welcoming people to his home, quick to help anyone in need. I never heard him say a bad thing about anyone. He was truly a gentle man. He will be remembered by his friends and family without any need for prompts, but his wife requested a book to hold tangible memories and written tributes. I tried to pay homage to his love of his bush home by using snippets of eco dyed fabrics and commercially printed cottons with australian native plants printed on them and added vintage crochet doily snippets and vintage buttons and lace because I knew it would be something his wife would appreciate. Nothing can ease the pain of losing someone so important, but I hope this will go a little way to show how much we appreciated knowing this special person.