Emily Dickinson had specific requests for her funeral; to be laid out in the library, carried by pallbearers through her beloved Homestead, out the backdoor into the garden that gave her so much joy and inspiration, and down to the graveyard via a buttercup field.  Abby created She Departed Through the Back Door to represent Dickinson's last trip through that door, into that garden, on to the “Death I never feared.”  

Using a re-purposed old screen door as her embroidery frame, Abby created flora using various textiles, capitalizing on their unique qualities. This led her to develop a series of word and flower combinations, each created using reclaimed screens.