As you know the Board of Directors for our amazing Canadian quilt organization is made up of some pretty awesome people. This includes all past Board members as well. What you may not know is Board members have an incredible sense of humour!
Today we found out just how funny some of the recently retired Board members are! We have been in meetings for the past two days in Toronto, ON before we go and work our CQA/ACC booth at the Creativ Festival.
Three of the five board members are new and today felt that they couldn't take it any longer and started presenting the rest of the Board with these beautiful handmade gifts! Linda, the President, and myself, Past President, the only 2 members that have been on the Board prior, were completely caught off guard, until we found out the story!
When we asked why this was done, they explained that they were told by the outgoing Secretary that it was customary to give a lovely handmade gift to the Board members at the meetings! Well we just burst out laughing!
These poor 3 new members had been stressing since they signed on what to make, and chatting about it the past few months via email, finding out our favourite colours, what we liked etc, and then stressing since we arrived when we were to do the big exchange of gifts!
Needless to say, Linda and I had nothing to donate back but look at what we scored! A handmade necklace with fancy crystal beads and felted and embroidered handmade wrist cuff! (missing is cathedral pin cushions)
On the upside, we are going to look like a million bucks wearing our new jewellery!