Is it possible to miss someone you've never actually met? Somehow I think of people out there in tatting land as my friends even if we've never spoken. After all, we do have something pretty substantial in common - we love tatting! Designers are especially near and dear to my heart - so many talented people out there, and I feel like I know them through their methods, particular style and ways of designing tatting.
One of my favorites has always been Mary Konior, and so when I heard of her passing, I just had to pull out her books and peruse the loveliness within (they are quite well worn as I have perused them often in the past - but it had been a while). Her designs are so neat, so symmetrical, and very unique as well. She had a very specific style, and I think it's easy to pick her designs out of a crowd.
Even though I never met her, I feel very strongly the tatting world lost a very special lady. I am so thankful she left behind a legacy of her lovely designs for us to remember her by.