Creekside WI’s tree with IWC Trading Standards tree beyond, Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival, The Three Bishops, Brighstone.
Great party night at Creekside was enjoyed by us all. With singing from our recently reformed choir singing festive songs that had us all joining in. Our rendition of On the first day of Christmas was great fun.
We all had a great day at the Methodist church,on our planed craft day. We all met at 9.30am to start making fresh holly wreaths for Christmas. Cheryl Howell was our demonstrator with expert advice on how to assemble an attractive wreath. As you can see by the photographs, she was good at her job.
Next was the turn of Susan Moore and Kimberley Goodall to demonstrate crocheting, and with lots of encouragement we managed to start the chain to enable us to crochet a table decoration in the shape of a Christmas tree. It was great fun, with lots of laughs as half of the group had never used a crouching hook.
Again some of us finished the task, others took them home to finish them at leisure.
It was a super day with all of us enjoying other members company. Photos prove we did make some Christmas trees.
In the kitchen ladies were preparing vegetables for tomorrow’s Christmas lunch at the Methodist church. Twenty of us have booked the meal and the smell coming from the kitchen of the prepared food was delightful and we all looking forward to tomorrow’s meal.
Thanks for attending a super day ladies, look forward to more in the future.
Ann and Linda
A cold wet Tuesday morning at Marlene’s home in Wootton was enjoyed by us all over a coffee tea and two very nice cakes. We talked about WI meeting, craft club, and the outing to our Christmas dinner and much more.
Members are always welcome to come along to these enjoyable tea and chats at members homes. It gives us all time to chat and get to know other ladies from our Local WI and put the world to right over a cuppa.
Let’s go to a Beetle Drive!
On a beautiful autumn day four members from Creekside WI arrived at the Rookley Community Hall for an afternoon of fun. After a short reminder of the rules we were off. Dice shaking was short and speedily passed to the next player, full concentration was essential. With just enough time to draw beetle parts the dice was back round the table to be shaken again. The pace was frantic! Winning couples changed tables and one of the losers moved round one seat. After the first twelve games it was time for tea and of course cake. Off we went again. When all the games had been played scores were added up and a winner was declared. Congratulations!
Thank you for the invitation Rookley WI, we had the opportunity to meet members from other WIs and had a very exciting afternoon.
Report by C Downie
Linda Sheasby Dorothy Maskell and Ann Parker all paraded in East Cowes Town centre celebrating the 100 year of the Suffragettes movement.
The day was enjoyed by a large number of East Cowes residents, and Whippingham and East Cowes Women’s institute who organised a wonderful day in East Cowes.
We had a march through the town centre from Jubilee recreation ground then into Kings square. Stalls, cakes, drinks were all on offer with music by the local marching band, a group singing popular songs not to mention the Morris dancers and the popular Ukulele band.
Everyone was invited regardless of age or ability wearing cloths from the period after 1919.
A fun day was enjoyed by all on a beautiful sunny day.
Well done East Cowes and Whippingham WI on a very successful day.
This months meeting was on 11 Sept. We spent a very enjoyable afternoon at Sue Fox’s home, thank you Sue.
We are progressing well with items for the Christmas Sales Tables, with new ideas still emerging.
Skills sharing is moving forward with several members keen to learn to crochet, Sue M is our resident expert and will be getting together with a small group soon. Another small group is investigating the making of soap, more on that soon!
Concentration is the name of the game when it comes to crafting, Mary gave a very good example of this, totally immersed, she nearly missed the tea break.
New members are always welcome to join us. Next meeting is at Kim’s home on 22 October 2pm.
Report by Cheryl Howell
Some of us thought this was a provoking book – easy to read, but difficult to read and understand at times. Most of us gave it an above average score. It called for a rather lively discusssion.
Our next book will be the Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
Report by Linda Sheasby