I have made a quilt to for the family who have cared for Ashleigh while she has been in France this year. They have done so much for her, much more than was required of them.
It is a big quilt – two and a half metres square, so it can be used on as a bed quilt. I can’t say that I’m in love with the quilt. These are not fabrics I would choose for myself, but I have it on good authority that they will love these colours and that they are perfect for their home.
I do love the feathers on the blocks though.
I’m looking forward to the day, very soon, when I can give it to its intended owners in person because…
It is two weeks today until my Pete and I fly to France. We picked up all of our documents last week.
Ashleigh has a itinerary organised for us which will have let us see all that she has enjoyed for the past eight months. Paris, London, Lille and the area around Pithon – where she has been based. When Ashy organises something it is done comprehensively, so we won’t miss a thing!
We’ll spend two and a half weeks in Europe. Then, just three days after we get back to Townsville, Ashleigh will follow us home. The reasons for this are complex. The level of support that Ashleigh has required since the death of her friend is not available in France. Her return to France after the funeral has highlighted some systemic issues surrounding the exchange program. After much thought and quite a few tears we have decided that she needs the support of her family. This decision, once made, has brought calm to us all. We know its the right thing to do.
We are all counting days…