Visiting WI’s

Entertaining is a bit like juggling… has its ups and downs! This week Creekside WI welcomed Berkswell WI to a ‘Goodbye’ coffee break before they returned to the mainland driven by Lewis. Despite late scones lost keys, a quiet organ and an unsettling electric issue we had a lovely time making new friends while enjoying toasted tea cakes, a selection of scones and plenty of tea and coffee.

We ended with ‘Jerusalem‘; clever Lewis downloaded the words on his phone and joined in! Just before they left, when rallying the troops for a photo, the president informed us that nowadays when having a photo taken, you don’t say ‘cheese’ you say ‘sex’. 😱 Thanks to the toasters, tea and coffee makers and the emergency electricians who all made the morning go with a swing. Bon Voyage!

Kurling with Creekside WI

Here we go again! This month it was Appley WI who joined us for another hilarious evening of excellent cottage pie followed by crumble topped with ice cream or custard. ‘Thank you Jenny and Team’.

Instructions were expertly given by Dorothy Maskell, then the competition began. Poised, calm WI ladies were transformed into competitive tigresses, cheering loudly when stones landed on the bull. Don’t think that your feet are safe as a spectator; one or two stones ended up under the chairs. Well done Christine for barging the blue stone off the mat and landing right on the bull’s eye.

Thanks to everyone who came and made it such a fun filled evening.

Creekside WI St George’s Day Tea

Wow what a gorgeous table! The red and white theme in flags, table clothes, serviettes and icing set the scene for the fabulous selection of sandwiches, cakes and trifles that delighted the eye. Members chatted while they were served with tea and coffee, helping themselves from laden cake stands and plates. How much do you know about famous people called George? We know quite a bit. Our Choir and members sang some very English songs including ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ keeping time with waving flags. Thanks to everyone who cooked, laid the table and attended, contributions to another lovely afternoon.

Report by C Downie

Craft Group – April meeting

We met on a sunny afternoon at Ann Pearson’s home, thank you Ann for your hospitality and for the tea/coffee and Tea Bread, it was delicious.

The challenge this month was ‘something macrame’. Ann Parker, Kimberly, and Mary Stocker rose to the challenge, under the watchful, very amateur, eye of Cheryl H, filling in for Cheryl D who had to miss the meeting. The biggest challenge was measuring the length of string required but once that skill was mastered they were away doing box knots and overhand knots and all produced a very usable hanging jar.

Sue M shared her skills showing Claire how to work with parchment, we were all very interested and might all try it in the future. Others continued with the knitting challenges. So always lots going on.

It was a very enjoyable afternoon with lots achieved and lots of chat fun and laughter.

Kurling Evening

What a lively evening we had at Creekside’s Kurling Evening in Wootton Methodist Church Hall. Tables decorated with fresh spring flowers thanks to committee members, delicious food, thanks to Jenny Gaches and her minions, and lovely company. Members from East Cowes and Headon Hill and Wootton were all out to win! This was one of the noisiest sessions with cheers, groans and plenty of laughter throughout the whole evening. Well done Hazel for her Coup de Gras for the blue team who let out the winning whoooooooop! demonstrating a Mexican Wave. What a great evening we all had. Thanks to the members of the WI’s who came and made it such a memorable evening, come again soon!

Report by C Downie

Mama Mia!

Mama Mia! Here we go again enjoying a very happy evening at Creekside WI’ s Sing-a-long-a-Mama Mia. The Name of the Game was chatting, watching, singing and even a bit of Dancing Queen at the back of the room. Luckily the ice creams were not Slipping Through My Fingers or anybody else’s. Voulez Vous come again? When All Is Said and Done, YES WE WOULD! All we can say is Thank you For The Music and what Super Troupers our members and committee are.

Craft Group Monthly Report

The February meeting of the Craft Group was another enjoyable and lively afternoon. Members tried their hand at Needle Felting, making a flower, the biggest challenge being not to prick your fingers. It was not for all however but one or two may do more. We continue to progress with the Knitted Premature Babies 100 hat challenge. Some also stated knitted or crocheted small Smoothie bottle top hats, which will be given to the Help the Aged Charity.

Our next meeting is on 26 March 2-4pm at Ann Pearsons home.

Tuesday Kurling Meeting

No grey, rainy day blues for some members of Creekside WI because we’ve enjoyed another great afternoon of kurling at Wootton Methodist Church hall. This time members of the Church and WI members played in mixed teams aiming for the bull. Lots of ‘Oooooos and ‘Aaaaaashs’, claps and groans until half time. While we enjoyed tea, coffee, cake and biscuits we sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Hazel, who regularly delivers the ‘coup de gras’ on the last slide of the stones. Then back to play and more laughs. Thanks Jenny Goodall for the organisation, see you again next month.

Craft Group Gathering January 2019

Twelve members came to a fun afternoon of knitting, some learning to knit that afternoon. The challenge was to all knit a prem baby hat, using the competition pattern, in two hours. We were successful, despite all the chatter, eating cakes and drinking tea. It has been suggested and we have taken up the challenge, to knit 100 hats and hopefully make a presentation to the Charity and in turn both get a mention in the County Press. Warning, beware if you are planning to enter the competition in May, we have all had lots of practice!! But don’t be put off they will all go to where they are much needed.

Our thanks must go to Ann Pearson who kindly hosted the afternoon and kept us supplied with tea and lovely home made cakes.

Cheryl Howell