My bunting

Armed with my piece of calico bunting from the April meeting, I pondered on how to decorate this with a Diamond Jubilee theme.  Then I spotted a bundle of fabric in a sewing shop in Leicester – just the thing – pieces of red, blue gingham and Union Jack flags.  I spent a relaxing Saturday morning designing 2 flags, using patchwork as my theme, with buttons and loops to decorate.  I proudly pegged them on the line at the May celebration evening, along with a couple of dozen others.  The standard was very high and I was glad I had made an effort.  Well done to the 2 winners.

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Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Resolutions night was a huge success on Wednesday 23 May 2012.   After giving unanimous support to the resolution at the fothcoming National WI AGM, members were entertained by a delightful array of songs performed in the Congreational Church by Great Bowden Choice: ‘You’ll never walk alone’ to the leader’s own choice of ‘Why I love music’.

Members then tested their knowledge on all things Royal in a quiz.  Questions, Guess Who and a fun round of Royal Pictionary, proving how resourceful members can be when drawing stick people!  The evening was rounded off by a Dutch supper, with a strong Jubilee theme.

Metres of red, white and blue bunting decorated the hall. Members displayed their own individually decorated bunting, judged by visitors from Stoke Golding WI.

Skittles evening

The Bricklayer’s Arms at Kibworth hosted a WI Skittles evening on Friday 11 May.  Members had great fun playing both table and long alley skittles.  We found out that a ‘cheese’ is a hard, wooden lump that you throw to knock the skittles down: underarm, overarm and sideways all being tried with varying success!  A couple of people had played before and they happily explained the rules and scoring.  A simple, but tasty, pub supper completed the evening.

Everyone agreed it was successful evening and plans are already afoot for the next skittles evening in a Market Harborough pub.  Hope to see you there.  Details to follow.