My humble first quilt. So far, my only, but there'll be others. I started it for a co-worker who was asked not to return after her maternity leave. She wasn't someone I felt close to, in fact, she was a tad on the mean side. It was just that since she was having a baby, I thought it was a good opportunity to get in some quilt-making practice. I had no idea how much goes into making a quilt. As I pieced it, I reconsidered giving it to her. Then she was fired and it became a non-issue. I made up my mind to give it to Arlene, our receptionist, and one of my favorite work people. Still, I held on to it until today, her last day before maternity leave. I guess I got a little attached.
I gave it to her with these sweet baby shoes I bought at Target long before I'd finished it. I mean, stop it Target. Baby elephant shoes? To accompany my baby elephant blankie? Yes.
I'll miss Arlene. She's debating whether to return after her leave, and I won't be around much myself, so today is possibly the last day we'll ever see each other. Funny how that happens.
Okay. Time for a cute overload.
I know you can't stand it. I can't either. A student brought in some puppies to give away today. This little boo boo is the one Arlene took home. (I know. A newborn and a puppy?! If anyone can handle it, Arlene can.) I held him for a while, and when I put him on my chest, he laid his head on me and I could swear he whispered, Carlita, I love you, into my ear. Man, oh man. The sweetness almost made me choke.