The Vanessa Cabban who shared her life with us in blogland and through her art was a colourful, generous, warm, funny, inspirational and hugely talented person.
Today at 11am it is her funeral.
A day when we will be thinking of her family and friends.
We will also be remembering her in a way that I hope she will approve.
I posted my idea of a tribute to Vanessa on Instagram a couple of days ago which you can find here.
It would also be wonderful if you could do the same via your blogs.
As a mark of our online friendship and out of respect for her memory I will be posting a photo at 11am today under the heading Do You Mind if I Knit? #vanessacabban.
Post a picture of something you're making, it doesn't matter if you can't knit. Vanessa made clothes, crocheted, created papier-mache sculptures, brooches, painted and illustrated books. It's the act of being creative and finding happiness there that's important.
What she did do was to make sure she had time to knit a few rows every day to set the day right.
Penny of Planet Penny has shared this also via her blog, facebook and twitter feed.
In Memory of a remarkable woman.