Friday, 7 May 2010

Surprise 20th Anniversary Party!

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And what a surprise it was - Geoff and Jean Sewell who started The Cotton Patch 20 years ago this week were absolutely taken aback by the surprise that the staff had laid on for them on Tuesday.




A meeting with a supplier was put on hold while they were asked to come downstairs for a very important event. The pictures show the beautiful display of Moet, Anniversary cake, balloons, indoor firework (fortunately the 20th Anniversary celebration did not burn the premises down!), chocolate fountain, strawberries and marshmallows! We know how to celebrate!!!!





Margaret and the other staff had conspired (very effectively) with Nik, Liz and David to ensure that they had no idea what scheming had been going on. Jean and Geoff's grand daughter Ellie who has been working at the shop recently was 6 weeks old when the shop opened - doesn't time fly when you're having a good time!


It was fantastic because even staff who aren't normally in on a Tuesday had travelled to join in the celebrations - all the staff with champagne glasses in hand are shown below.



So all that remains to say it a BIG THANK YOU to eveyone involved in planning - it meant a huge amount to the Directors to have such a wonderful suprise and....here's to the next twenty!!

2 comments:

Georgina said...

Congratulations to all of you - you do a great job - looking forward to saying Hello at Malvern!

BizzieLizzie said...

Dear Georgina - thanks for your kind comments - please do say "hello" at Malvern. We're looking forward to it although we're hoping it's going to be a bit warmer by then!

Regards
Liz

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The Cotton Patch is a family run patchwork and quilting business which was started by Jean Sewell in 1990. The shop is situated in Hall Green, Birmingham and expanded in 1999 to include the shop next door. Originally offering Mail Order catalogues, The Cotton Patch established one of the first patchwork and quilting websites in the UK. The Cotton Patch continues to be a premier supplier of patchwork and quilting fabrics, tools and notions and supplies customers throughout the UK and the world.