Monday, September 27, 2010

A fun filled weekend

So this post isn't about any new quilting...but I just had to share this.
So ya know how I made this quilt for the Hawkeye Ball that we attended on Friday?  I had a couple fellow Navy wives that were all over it and wanted it bad. One in particular, was partly in charge of setting up all the raffle items ahead of time and had gone to the hotel and took the time to hang and display my quilt with the other raffle items.
(picture taken with her camera phone)

We arrive at the Ball and buy some raffle tickets. They were only $1 a piece, which kinda made me sad. Especially to think that someone could buy $1-$5 worth of tickets and win my quilt, but oh well. So my hubby bought $40 worth of thickets and we move down the line to distribute our tickets. There were some great prizes: Tiffany bracelets, necklace, "Date Night", golf lessons, a Nook, I could go on and on. I dumped a bunch in the date night, my hubby in the golf lessons, some in a "kids pack", and he puts ONE ticket in the quilt bag. You see where this is going don't ya!? As he puts his one ticket in there, I see my friend's husband (the one who hung my quilt) putting a HUGE stack of tickets in there. 100 to be exact.  

The raffle begins....Friend who hung quilt wins the 1st prize, a Tiffany bangle bracelet. Friend wins second prize, a Nook. And so the raffle continues.... We win "Date night" which was $50 gift card at a nice restaurant, 2 movie tickets and a $15 Starbucks card. We're happy...
Raffle continues....quilt ticket is drawn....1st number one claims it....going once, going twice....drawing another ticket.....who wins?.....My hubby! He walks up to get the quilt, gets it, turns around,  walks right over to friend who hung the quilt's table and hands it to her. Comes back to our table and asks, "that's what you wanted me to do, right?" "YEP!"
After raffle is over, friend comes up to me and thanks me with tears in her eyes and then tells me that the 1st number called was hers but her husband wouldn't let her claim it since they had won the 1st two prizes.  He wanted someone else to have a chance. So all along, I knew she was suppose to have that quilt!
Come to find out that she had purchased $350 worth of tickets...she deserved every prize she won!

And of course....the rest of the night and all weekend I heard, "sure wish I had that nice new quilt" So now I have to get busy and make hubby a quilt before he leaves on Monday for another month on the ship! (probably not going to happen!)

Oh and I had "Pin-Up" girl photos taken with some of the wives of our squadron. Here's one that hubby took of me. The rest by the photographer are coming soon. It was SO MUCH FUN getting hair and make-up done and then dressing like the beauties of the 40's and 50's. What a fabulous day!


  1. That is amazing! I LOVE that your friend got the quilt she wanted so very, very much. I'm also happy it went to someone who loved it $100 worth, not to someone who only loved it $1 worth. Your work is worth $100+ worth of love. :)

    And whoa! I LOVE your sweet pin-up girl photo! You're so beautiful! Isn't dressing up like that fun? I've always wanted to dress up and go swing dancing but I haven't gotten around to it. Maybe it'll be one of my "before 30" goals.

  2. This is a FABULOUS story and better than a new quilt! As you know, you've married a keeper!!! And the pic of you all dolled up is beautiful! If that's a candid shot, can't wait to see the professional ones!

    I love that quilt ... I know it's silly, but the "empty" star center absolutely makes it for me! Congrats on the sale and the great story ;-)

  3. I started reading this last night and had to leave to attend a tele lecture...couldn't wait to finish it this morning. Love the picture!

    And what a cool way to have the evening turn out! Your husband is a doll baby!

    Way to go Jenn!

  4. Really pleased your quilt went to its "right" home. Love the pic of you.

  5. Yeah!! What an awesome story! :)


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