I have been absent from crafting as well as posting about it on my blog lately. My beloved Westie, Winnie, has been sick and has gone to doggy heaven. It is a sorrow that I am not likely to get over quickly. She would have been 15 in March, and came to live with us when she was 3 months old. Winnie has been my sidekick and faithful companion for all these years, and I miss her beyond words.