Wednesday, December 26, 2012

the recipients {long post}

As many of you know, I have been preparing for my office staff party for a couple of months.
Well last Thursday was the night!
My awesome husband coordinated making all the appetizers while I was at work.
By making, I mean he cooked them in the oven.
I bought appetizers from Trader Joe's and Sam's Club.
Normally my husband would have made everything
 but with our work schedule it just wasn't possible this time.
We had an amazing night.
My staff seemed to enjoy everything, good food, good company and I had a clean house!

As it turns out, I had a terrible time choosing which quilt went to which person.
So I decided to have them draw a number and #1 chose first and so forth until #7.
They could steal from one another if they wanted.
"M" got the Heritage quilt.

"T" got the Fig Tree quilt and I was pleasantly surprised by her love of the green colors in it.

"C" got one of the Mama Said Sew quilts...
perfect since she's an OSU fan.

"L" chose the Blossom quilt, and for some reason, I didn't get a picture of the front.
Probably becasue she was gushing over the back!
Go figure.

"J" got the other Mama Said Sew quilt with is a new pattern I am working on.
She's also an OSU fan.

Sorry for the blur. "S" got the Nature's Chorus quilt
but quickly switched with "M" for the Heritage quilt.
It matches her living room better.

and last but certainly not least,
"B" got the Urban Couture quilt.
She loved it so much, I was afraid she'd attack anyone that tried to switch LOL!
There were a few other gifts besides the quilts, but the main show was the quilts.
Each of the staff participates in a secret santa and that was fun too..
I didn't get as many pictures of that part.
Their gift to me was several pieces of Vera Bradley in my 'color' Symphony in Hue.
Granted I may have hinted one day at the office that it was all on sale at 50% off online.
hey, I'm a bargin shopper ;)
Anyhow, today is a wintery blizzard outside
so my plans to drive up to J'Ellens House of Fabric for their $5 a yard sale was spoiled :(
but I am blogging, catching up on some emails, housework is done....
I might even go a sew a bit now.
talk to you later....


Chartreuse Moose said...

Sounds like your evening was a hit! What lovely quilts...and all to people who adored them! Stay safe inside...enjoy the leftovers and keep on stitchin'!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Symphony in Hue is my fave also from VB. I should check out what is on sale online but I will refrain. I love how you gave out the quilts to your staff. Clever.

Unknown said...

So glad your staff liked your quilts! Sounds like you had a great gathering.

Needled Mom said...

What a great way to deal with the decisions. Bet it was fun too and I know they loved all of them.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Sounds like you all had a fun time together! Your staff is very lucky to get quilts. :-) Have a great rest-of-the-week!