Tragic and Devastating Loss


A Message from Rachel

The reason why it is me writing this time and not Sally, is that on the 31st May 2014 Sally died tragically in a car accident along with her daughter Ella and her best friend Abi Hone. Her husband Shane was seriously injured but is recovering.

Sally was my closest friend and business partner for the last 6 years.

At present I am in Germany, taking a break and working out where to go from here in my life without my dearest friend.

It has taken me until now to bring myself to write this message. My heart goes out to the Summerfield, Rumble and Hone families. I have no words for how I feel.

I would like to pay homage to my friend, soulmate and artist in the only way I know: visually. I will continue to seek out the beauty we shared together that sustained us through life’s challenging times. Sally will continue to be a huge inspiration to me in this quest.

Dear friend,
Thank you for the gift of yourself that you gave me. You will always be by my side when I am gathering. Every wreath from now on will be a celebration of our friendship and the beauty we created together.

Rachel Thornton
June 2014