Creekside WI Online Beetle Drive!

Would you like to win this handmade Beetle? Not the prettiest in the world but very loving, loyal and of course handmade. We gathered pens, paper, dice and a score plan as well as a drink and even a pudding. Our beetle winner this week was Cheryl Howellwith a score of 60 plus, Lady Bird Beetle will be winging her way to you. See you all next week!👍

Like I said, you can’t keep a good WI member down.😁

Craft Group

You may have noticed the absence of blogging from the Craft Group during the latter part of last year.

The reason became clear at the December meeting. It was difficult to do a report on what was a secret. Hope you are all enjoying using your CREEKSIDE WI bags, we all certainly enjoyed the challenge. Some had never attempted this skill before so were more than pleased with the end product.

Well the New Year is well and truly with us and the enthusiasm of the group continues. ‘What are we going to learn to now’ everyone asked. With the popularity of needle felting growing this was the challenge set.


On Tuesday 11th February seven members met at Linda’s and ‘barbed needles’ in hand and instructions not to stab your fingers (you would only do it once –‘ouch’) we pricked away producing some successful pieces.

We are meeting next on Thursday March 5th at 11am, again at Linda’s home to continue our pricking skills. Thank you Linda for having us, we come for the toasted tea cakes really. Any one who would like to join us is very welcome. Look forward to seeing you.

Cheryl Howell

Would I Lie to You?

‘Would I Lie to You?’ Of course not! Or would we? After some very in-depth questioning, members had to decide if the ladies on the panel were telling the truth or lying when they told a short personal story. There was quite a variety of tales e.g. I was a trials bike rider, I swore in Afrikaans and was rumbled by the German nurse, I cut my sister’s hair off and stuffed it inside my teddy, stranded in a boat in a storm our rescuer would not tow us to safety until he had my husband’s shoes and I was a member of the largest dance troupe dancing together.

Arthur Edwards made sure everything ran smoothly and Barbara took questions from the floor. Who would guess the WI ladies could lie so convincingly or have such unusual experiences? I wonder what other interesting stories members could tell.

Tree at St Peters Havenstreet

Creekside decorated a tree at St Peters Church Havenstreet today.

We we are asked by our treasure Barbara Edwards if we would like to take part. We decided to make pom-poms in the shade of grey and use silver balls and silver tinsel to decorate.

We were pleased and so was the church in our involvement.

The trees will be up until 6th January it’s well worth a ride out to visit this very pretty church in the heart of Havenstreet.


Creekside WI at Wootton Christmas Fair

Last night we had a great time in Wootton Community Centre. We joined other stall holders displaying a huge variety of Christmas goodies. We had several ‘best sellers’ i.e. Fruity jams, marmalade and crunchy biscuits. The delicious looking cakes didn’t take long to disappear either. We also took Christmas wreathes, pom-pom decorations, knitted snowmen and a very wise owl. The wine and water competition was a hit too and by the end of the evening there wasn’t much left. Well done.’👍

C Downie

Fun Marzipan Fruits

Members of Creekside WI had a lovely morning creating boxes of marzipan fruits for their Christmas stall.

There was plenty of measuring, rolling, mixing, dying, shaping and creativity as well as lots of chat, laughter and refreshments.

The result? Boxes of beautiful mini marzipan fruits with some mini Christmas puddings tucked in as well. Yummy! Not quite full? Don’t worry by the time we were finished the boxes were full to bursting point. Thanks to Linda and Cheryl for refreshments and Christine for instructions.

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Creekside Christmas Crafting

Wow what a great day we’ve had today! Gorgeous greenery, beautiful Christmas baubles, expert instruction and of course tea, coffee and cake…thanks to our leaders 👍 The result was a collection of wonderful Christmas wreaths. 

That was just the morning!
After lunch and a good old chat we created some beautiful Christmas cards thanks to Sue Fox.

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Clash of the Kurling Titans

Headon Hill WI came for another competitive evening of food and fun last night. ‘Thank you.’ yet again to our wonderful chef, Jenny who gave us a delicious meal before the main event. Then it was laughter all the way punctuated with plenty of booing, cheering, clapping, clever manoeuvring of the stones and a short burst of ‘We are the champions.’ Well done Margaret Harris for scoring so well for the blues. Congratulations to Chris Tipple for clearing the bull while scoring for the blues.

Thanks to Linda for washing up the tea cups and finally ….CONGRATULATIONS! To the reds, champions of the evening with 10 points to 5. Thanks for a great night

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Fun in House!

Members of Creekside WI enjoyed Kurling ‘in house’. Even though on this occasion we didn’t have a visiting WI, we enjoyed our usual yummy cottage pie followed by apple, sultana and cinnamon crumble ( with a crispy crumble top) and custard. Blue team were in the lead for most of the evening but after the break for refreshments and variation of approach i.e. Under chair push, left hand push or on your knees push, red team gained some extra vavavoom and pipped blue team at the post. Well done!

Thanks to everyone who made it a lovely evening, great food, plenty of chat and a bit of exercise. ‘Thank you!’ especially to our chef, Jenny Gâches and our President who modelled the ‘ on your knees approach’. Over the last year we have really enjoyed meeting members from different WI’s at our Kurling evenings, so if your WI would like to join us you would be made very welcome