Monday, 23 December 2019

December meeting - 40th Anniversary Christmas meeting

This month was a rather special meeting. It was the 40th anniversary of the branch, and we celebrated it with a three course Christmas lunch before the meeting proper.

Lunch!

After lunch we created little wreaths embellished with ribbons, beads, embroidery and in one inventive case, the greetings from the Christmas Cracker at lunch!

Christmas wreaths


After such strenuous efforts, and much chatting and reminiscing, we needed some more food, and instead of a Christmas cake, we had these gorgeous individual iced buns.

Celebratory buns


Of course, it wouldn't be Christmas without a competition. This year the theme was 'A Christmas Card'

Sue announcing the winner

Members voted for their favourite card, and the winner was Nicky, with her very festive Christmas tree.

Nicky's winning card

There was also a raffle, and thanks were given by the members to the committee for organising such a lovely, celebratory day.

In other things. . .
Stitch club will resume in January. It will take the form of a 'Demo and Dabble'. Requirements are an old magazine which will be used as table protection from all the glue, metallic seed beads, thin metal (the inside of tomato puree tubes would be suitable) and a stitch kit including a pair of 'not best' scissors.
From February, Shirley will lead three months of Stumpwork demo and dabbling. Future sessions are being planned to cover goldwork and shadowwork. So if you've ever wondered, now is the time to come and learn - and be part of the branch as it goes forwards - perhaps for the next forty years!

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