I really enjoy working at Greggs. There are some people that I don't gel with as well as others but overall, most of the staff there are really hardworking, friendly, kind and welcoming. It's a very busy shop, no time to stand around and it's a surprisingly stimulating environment! I never expected that Greggs would be a challenge but it is and every day is different. Hard work is noticed and appreciated and there's a strong sense of team spirit.
A couple of weeks ago, I was working a Saturday and I found myself getting frustrated with one of the women who works there-she was just irritating me so much and I kept having to hold my tongue and shake it off because I knew I was being oversensitive. Well, towards the end of the day, she got a phonecall from her husband-turned out her daughter had been in labour all day and the call was to tell her that she had been rushed to theatre with the baby. K came off the phone, put her hands over her face and just sobbed. And I ran over and wrapped her up in a hug.
Thankfully, the mum and baby are both fine-she had a little boy so to celebrate the new Grandson, I decided (of course) to make a baby blanket for her. Even though I didn't let it show, I still feel really bad about thinking so ill of her-I'm so relieved that it all turned out well and it certainly was a lesson in compassion for me.
(We get on really well now)
So I turned to my 'Four Hearts' design and did a bit of tweaking. It measures approx 31" square, made with Patons Smoothie yarn and K is delighted with it.
I'm currently making another in white as a donation piece, will tell all when it's finished. I have 5 blankets that I'm working on!