Teacup-a-story on the Gracious Hospitality blog. (I found it through Calamity Kim's blog.)
My mug (I keep it in the office, so it can't be dainty.) is a Chicken Soup for the Soul mug. (Not that I am into the Chicken Soup series...) It's story. When I lived in Baltimore, I was friendly with a group that did a holiday gift exchange. The gifts were supposed to be cheap & preferrable tacky. (The exchange was a game where people could take your gift.) & Then Jean join in & got something "nice." All of a sudden the fun at getting & then having some one take your gift disappeared... (The previous year, a can of beans was the hit gift.) I got a gag gift early in the game - at that pretty much put me out of the fun. My GF later in the game got one of Jean's gifts - the set of mugs with a book. Since we were both single at the time, we split up the mugs, I got one & she got one. I use mine everyday. :o)
Quilt-a-thon - not so much, just folding & storing of already finished quilts.