I gave the quilt to Kathleen yesterday at work. She seemed surprised, as I had hoped. I had to be careful to keep it a secret. Kathleen and I are Facebook friends, and my blog posts are linked to my Facebook page, so I didn't say who the quilt was for. We follow each other on Pinterest, so I created a secret board to store the rose pattern possibilities. Kathleen's desk is only 23 paces from mine. (I measured the other day.) Michelle and Kathleen sit in the same row, with only one desk between them. Talks between Michelle and me had to be very quiet and in a sort of code. I didn't give the quilt until lunch time, and I told very few co-workers that I was giving a quilt to Kathleen, lest they accidentally ask her about it before it was even given. With all those possibilities of spoiling the surprise, somehow it was pulled off.
Enjoy your quilt, Kathleen. Your quilt was a lot of effort, but you're pretty special to me and you are well worth it.