i hope that most of the pain her loss has left with you has eased. Perhaps the crafting that you do now reminds you of the time you shared crafting with her. Keep her memory in your heart.
I found this as I contemplate what I want to do with an empty (or soon to be) bedroom in our house. My oldest has left for college, and will probably not be moving home after. My husband has talked for years about turning the empty room into a smoking room, and I've always just figured that's what would happen. Can you imagine my surprise when he said I should take it for my crafty stuff. He does have one very real concern... he thinks he'll never see me again.
I know exactly where he can find me.
I am more excited by this prospect than I have been for many many years. I'll take pictures of the transformation as I go along. Have you made more improvements? how did his side of the room turn out (and no, i'm not sharing mine)