Remembering Kathreen Ricketson, whose blog, Whipup, was one of the first blogs I followed, whose creative energy inspired and motivated me to create, whose generosity and desire to increase exposure for fellow crafters contributed so much to growth of individual artisans and the crafting community as a whole. I’ve had the privilege of exchanging a few emails with Kathreen, when I timidly sent her one of my first tutorials, and she agreed to share it on her widely popular blog. I was so excited, so encouraged by her kind words. My heart weeps over the tragic accident that took the lives of Kathreen and her partner, Rob. An account has been set up for their children, Otilija and Orlando. Details are posted here for those who’d like to contribute.