Maddy Inez Leeser

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Maddy Inez Leeser
Portland, OR

My mother made my brother a baby blanket when she was pregnant with him. It was a soft yellow and white fabric with a dog sewn on it. (Drawing). She started a blanket for me but I came too soon for her to finish it. So I used to steal my brother’s blanket. I was jealous that he had something so filled with love from our mom. It became an obsession of mine. But why? My brother didn’t seem to put as much value in it. He ended up sharing it with me like the wonderful big brother that he is. The blanket has symbolized love, family and loyalty. It is a source of comfort. So this year when my friend got pregnant we all started on a baby quilt. I sewed an image of a boxer, for strength. Even though her son cam early, I made sure he got his blanket.