We enjoyed coffee, tea and chat in Ryde again. It was a beautiful winters day, bright but chilly. Lovely to walk and just as nice to come into somewhere warm to enjoy some good company, scones and cake. Thanks for coming ladies!
Creekside WI’s tree with IWC Trading Standards tree beyond, Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival, The Three Bishops, Brighstone.
All our efforts making jam, marmalade and Christmas mince meat, plus crocheted items and Christmas wreaths were on sale at the Methodist church in Newport today.
After a slow start, we sold quite a few of our efforts, and we’re pleased with the profit made.
The items left over will be sold at the next WI meeting on 12th December.
Thanks must go to all the ladies who came to help selling our goods, and not forgetting Sue Fox’s husband Rodney for putting together the tables and selling frame.
Ann and Linda
A great way to spend an afternoon at Linda’s in Shanklin , with like minded members from Creekside WI.
We had decided to get together to make some Christmas craft items for the Christmas Fair for Federation in Newport later in the year.
Some fab ideas, have been put forward, and we have arranged groups to meet during August,September, and October to make a selection of items. Suggestions put forward to make included, face cream in decorated jars, Christmas decorations for a tree, wreaths made from material and put on a hessian back, to hang on a door and other Pom Pom decorations for a tree. More adventurous ideas were dream catchers, but I think that will be a later project, when we are a little more experienced.
Only 5 bowled on 11th July, when Wendy was top scorer with 120.
We don’t meet in August so the next date will be Wednesday 5th September, 10am at LA Bowl, Ryde, all welcome.
Report by Mary Lavery
A beautiful day for our party in the park, we expected the sun to shine, but it really was a hot day.
We set the tables up at nine o clock with the public coming arriving at 12 noon. With help from WI members we were soon on our way to setting up a good display. We put up 2 gazebos, bunting and 4 tables, then emptied the cars with all the produce we had brought.
Lots of cup cakes decorated to look like pigs or sheep, made people smile. Plus a wide selection of fruit cakes, boiled fruit cakes, chocolate cakes, Victoria sponges, banana cakes – cakes of all shapes and sizes I was so pleased with the selection. Jars of jam and whiskey marmalade, were filling the tables up nicely and our stall was looking good. Boxes of marzipan fruits, were next – they looked very tasty.
A raffle for a basket of fruit and a flower picture game organised by Sylvia, with the winner getting £25 was next to be set up.
Then came a table filled full of books, bags, and scarves. Not to mention a luck dip for the children to enjoy.
Next was our best money maker, WATER OR WINE people were asked to pick a bottle for a £1, pull off the paper it was wrapped in and it was revealed if it was water or wine. It was great fun watching there faces when it was revealed a bottle of wine we had lots of takers.
Medina marching band kept the atmosphere a happy day in the sun shine in the park.
I’m sure all the ladies who helped enjoyed the day, although in the beautiful weather it was an exhausting day.
Report by Ann Parker
Dancing group started again, after our summer break, on 7th September.
Not all of the members are from our WI. ‘Calling ‘ the dances is shared on a weekly basis by Brenda Benson from St John’s WI, and by John. It was John’s turn this week, all the dances were in the Playford style.
The Playfords were a father and son who travelled around the country collecting dances in the 17th and 18th century.
Why not join us at Church Close, every Thursday 2:30-3:30 new members always welcome
Report submitted by Wendy
Sunshine and showers did not stop the intrepid members of Wootton Creek WI manning their gazebo at Party in the Park on Saturday 22nd of July. Despite the worsening weather conditions, a steady flow of passers by stopped to enjoy taking a risk on the Wine or Water stall, chose from the delicious cakes and biscuits to buy or dipped into the children’s Lucky Dip. There was also a choice of books, DVDs and jewellery and hand made crafts to purchase. Were you the lucky winner who found the lost watch somewhere in Wootton?
In February, Gary Early came to our meeting and tried to give us some advice regarding ideas of things to take for the forthcoming National W.I. Photographic Competition entitled “Inspiring Women”. Unfortunately, none of us could come up with very much to take photos of. Gary also had a look at some of the photos the members had taken in January down at Wootton Creek, and we all passed our comments on them. The aim is to try and find a new cover photo for next years programme. He also spent some time going through the basic instruction to help new members Anna Pearson and Anne Willshire. However, we all found it to be an extremely useful refresher course. Below are a couple more photos from the afternoon at the Creek.
In March, because it was so bitterly cold and damp with flurries of snow blowing around, we decided to spend the afternoon attempting to download photos from the camera’s memory card onto a laptop, and also a memory stick. For some reason it took us until almost the end of the afternoon for it all to work. The cold must have got into the computers!!