life hits you in the solar plexus and you have to be strong and cope.
A few years ago The Young One's best friend, Magaly, lost her Mum. She committed suicide.
We were heart broken.
We then lost contact with our lovely Magaly.
About a year later Magaly re-entered our lives. After many moves of home and school she now lives in Libourne with her father, step-mother and two brothers, but Magaly is part of our family. She is a sister to TYO, another daughter to me and when she "comes home" for the holidays TYO and I are overjoyed.
For the first time she will be spending her birthday with us and I have been persuaded to make a "friendship quilt".
Friendship quilts are the ones I make for TYO's friends, like the one I made for Fanny last year.
This was whipped up in 3 days under secrecy. Hidden on the design wall under the Amish quilt when it was being pieced and under the cutting mat when I was waiting to bind it!
I'd like to thank Tonya for the background fabric. I hope you don't mind that I used some of it for this mini quilt. I know you donated lots to Quilts 4 Leukaemia, but I thought you wouldn't mind me using just a little bit for this.
Magaly's birthday is on Friday and if you fancy wishing her a happy birthday you can find her through my family on FB.