I'm meeting my friend Tui for lunch today
and giving her this quilt.
It's two years and three months late but I'm going to give it to her anyway!
I was making this quilt around the time Tui had her son Isaac.
I didn't know Tui at all but some friends of ours told us about this baby that was born
and how sick he was and how he didn't have a good prognosis.
(Isaac is great by the way, he has challenges,
but he's an amazing little human now!)
Anyway at the time I thought, I should give that quilt I'm making to this family,
they seem like they need a quilt. They are going through the worst time.
But then I thought how I didn't know them and I thought it might be weird
and I talked myself out of it.
It's a beautiful quilt made from charm squares and super happy and cheerful to look at.
I really really liked it, but I always felt a bit sad I didn't give it to that family.
But over the last two years our paths crossed a few times
and Tui started reading my blog.
She also started writing her own, and so we have become friends.
Today for the first time we are meeting because we arranged it,
not because our paths have crossed,
and I'm going to give Tui this quilt.
I'm going to tell her it was hers all along and we've been looking after it.
I'm pretty sure she is going to be happy
and I would rather have a new friend than a pretty quilt.