Reminder: Wreathmaking Session with Heather O’Connel Tomorrow!

Out last social event for this year takes place tomorrow, Thursday, 3rd December at 7.30pm via Zoom. The access details for the Zoom session have been forwarded to all members by email – if you have not received them, please get in touch with us at marketharboroughwi@gmail.com! 
set of christmas tree decorations on white table

Photo by Ann Nekr on Pexels.com

Bring a bevy and a biscuit and watch as Heather takes us through a demonstration of how to make a seasonal wreath to hang on your door or in the window. The completed wreath will then be raffled off amongst the attendees of the session.. There is no need to subscribe to this event – Just come and join in!
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Dates for the Diary

The Christmas season is upon us and the usual ‘What – already?!?’ panic is setting in. So to help you plan and make sure you get a break from the hussle and bussle, here are the key dates for the diary for the next three months:

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Thursday, 3rd December

The final social event for this year will be a joint meeting with the Craft Club and take place via Zoom at 7.30pm, when Heather will demonstrate how to make a seasonal wreath. The completed wreath will then be raffled off amongst the attendees. There is no need to subscribe to this event – zoom access details will be sent out to all nearer the date.

Monday, 14th December 

The Book Club will meet this Monday to discuss ‘The Cafe’ by Libby Page. Meeting time and location will depend on the corona restrictions in place at the time, so watch this space.

Wednesday, 16th December

For our Christmas Monthly Meeting on the 16th December at 7.30pm we are planning a Bingo Night and Year End Raffle via Zoom. Bingo Cards and the zoom access details will be sent to everyone by email, so look out for them in the week starting 14th December!

* * * J a n u a r y * * *

Wednesday, 7th January

Craft Club at 7pm – likely via Zoom unless restictions have been lifted. Join in for a chat and to plan the projects for the coming months!

Monday, 11th January

Book Club Meeting – The Book of the Month for January will be ‘Dominicana’ by Angie Cruz. The meeting will take place via Zoom and access details will be sent out closer to the day.

Wednesday, 27th January

Our first monthly meeting in 2021 will be a Zoom Tutorial on 27th January at 7.30pm about how to take better photos with our mobile phones and capture that perfect shot.

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Wednesday, 4th February

Craft Club at 7pm – likely via Zoom unless restictions have been lifted. Join us for a chat and a natter and to work on our projects.

Monday, 8th February

Book Club Meeting – Save the day: time, location and book of the month will be advertised in the next edition of Dates for the Diary

Wednesday, 24th February

If you were ever worried about your handwriting, our February Meeting will be for you as we are planning a Zoom workshop on Faux Calligraphy. Materials will be send out to participants in advance, so that we can all have a go during the workshop.

We’ll be updating the ‘Dates for the Diary’ post on a monthly basis, so keep an eye on the website for the latest news.

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Squares, Squares, Beautiful Squares!

A HUGE Thank You to all of you that have contributed knitted squares to our Big Charity Blanket Knit.
Craft Club Squares Nov 2020
Lovely colours and some great workmanship – we hope you all enjoyed keeping busy with the project in the last couple of weeks. The squares will be picked up tomorrow to join many others to be turned into blankets for charity.
Thanks again for your time and effort!
Blanket Knitting Project
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Keep the Date – Its Bingo Night!

The Market Harborough WI Christmas Bingo Night will be held on 16th December via Zoom. We are planning a fun evening playing a couple of rounds of Bingo as well as the Christmas Raffle with some seasonal (and some not so seasonal) prizes.

Personal Bingo Cards will be distributed by email to all members with a registered Email address in the WI database.  These can then be printed out or used on any screen (such as a phone). 

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Bingo Night will start at 7.30pm – eyes down at 7.45pm sharp.

Zoom access details will be send out by email closer to the day. Please get in touch at marketharboroughwi@gmail.com if you need any help to set up zoom on your device or want to do a ‘test run’ to make sure it works.

So dust off your dabbers, get a bevy or two ready and join us on the 16th!

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Going into Hibernation…

It is starting to look a lot like winter at the allotment.

The last of the harvest has been taken up and distributed, the fruit bushes have been cut down and the dahlias (daaahlias) have been lifted. With the weather not necessarily on our side we have been keeping warm by digging over the empty beds and covering them up with weed suppressant material which will hopefully keep the weeds at bay until we get back in spring.

There are a few shoots of hope though: Onions and garlice as well as broadbeans are in the ground and already sending shoots up. And a crop of green manure has been put in to help fertilise some of the beds for next year. Crop rotation will be the game then and we will refine our selection of crops following the lessions we have learned this year.

Since the lock-down restrictions won’t allow us to retreat to our usual spot at the large table at the Farnden Fields Restaurant we decided to hold a last planning and seed distribution meeting at the allotment.

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As you can see, the weather was still not on our side, but that did not stop us from closing the year true to form with a lot of fun and laughter.

See you all next year at 41A Cricket Pitch View at the Stevens Street Allotments. Stay safe out there and have a lovely Christmas Season.

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Charity Square Knitters please get in touch!

For all of you busy knitters that have been participating in the Craft Club Charity Project and have not yet delivered your finished squares to Sarah, please get in touch with us by email at marketharboroughwi@gmail.com so we can organise collection! We need to deliver the finished squares to the charity by the
2nd December
So don’t delay and get in touch!
Blanket Knitting Project
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Leather Tassels and Laughter

Members of the Market Harborough WI met via Zoom last night for a craft session with Katherine Wright from the Leicestershire Craft Centre, who took us through the steps of making a leather tassel for a handbag.

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And thanks to some logistical gymnastics members had a kit of materials delivered to their home address so they could work alongside Katherine and produce their own tassel. Who says you can’t do crafting via zoom?!?

A fun evening with plenty of banter, we all learned a new craft and will wear our tassels proudly! Thanks Katherine!

 

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Wreathmaking Session with Heather O’Connel

The final social event for this year will be a joint meeting with the Craft Club and take place via Zoom on
Thursday, 3rd December at 7.30pm

set of christmas tree decorations on white table

Photo by Ann Nekr on Pexels.com

Bring a bevy and a biscuit and watch as Heather takes us through a demonstration of how to make a seasonal wreath to hang on your door or in the window. The completed wreath will then be raffled off amongst the attendees of the session.. There is no need to subscribe to this event – zoom access details will be sent out to all members nearer the date.
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Pamper Evening a Smooth Success

Our Pamper Evening with Independant Neal’s Yard Consultant Suzanne Thorneycroft took place this week. Participants subscribed ahead of the event so that Suzanne could sent samples of the facial care range to everyones address.

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The evening was informative and fun. Apart from taking the group through the steps of applying a facial treatment Suzanne also discussed other skin care tips and tricks using the Neals Yard product range.

Pamper Evening

A straw poll on the following day suggests that the treatments were successful and members may just include facials in their regular routines more often.

Thank you Suzanne!

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Dates for the Diary

Lockdown may be upon us again, but that does not prevent us at the Market Harborough WI from planning virtual get togethers and online fun until we can all meet again in person. To wet your appetite and help you plan, here are the key dates for the diary for the next three months:

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Thursday, 5th November

The Craft Club Meeting (which was due to take place at the Langton Garden Centre Cafe) had to be cancelled due to the new lock-down restrictions. Members should continue working on their squares for the charity project. These are due by the 3rd December and information re the collection will be emailed in due course.

Monday, 9th November

As with the craft club meeting, the Book Club in-person meeting at the Langton Garden Centre Cafe can now not take place. The Club will meet instead via Zoom on 9th November at 7.30pm to discuss ‘Redhead by the side of the road’ by Anne Tyler. Zoom access details will be send to members ahead of the meeting. If you would like to join the club, please email us for the details.

Wednesday, 11th November 

The Pamper Evening with Neals Yard Consultant Suzanne Thorneycroft will start at 7.30pm. Participants should receive their samples by post in the days before the meeting and the joining details as well as a list of items to have ready for the session have been sent out by email. Please get in touch if you have subscribed to this event but have not received the email.

Wednesday, 25th November

Our monthly meeting on 25th November at 7.30pm will be a craft session via Zoom with the Leicestershire Craft Centre who will show us how to make a Leather Tassel Charm for a handbag. Materials will be provided, so in order to take part, please email marketharboroughwi@gmail.com with your name and the address to which we can deliver the kit of materials. The deadline for signing up is the 9th November, so get that email on the way!

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Thursday, 3rd December

The final social event for this year will be a joint meeting with the Craft Club and take place via Zoom at 7.30pm, when Heather will demonstrate how to make a seasonal wreath. The completed wreath will then be raffled off amongst the attendees. There is no need to subscribe to this event – zoom access details will be sent out to all nearer the date.

Monday, 14th December 

The Book Club will meet this Monday to discuss ‘The Cafe’ by Libby Page. Meeting time and location will depend on the corona restrictions in place at the time, so watch this space.

Wednesday, 16th December

For our Christmas Monthly Meeting on the 16th December at 7.30pm we are planning a Bingo Night and Year End Raffle via Zoom. Details will be send out by email closer to the date.

* * * J a n u a r y * * *

Wednesday, 7th January

Craft Club at 7pm – likely via Zoom. Join in for a chat and to plan the projects for the coming months!

Monday, 11th January

Book Club Meeting – Save the day: time, location and book of the month will be advertised at the beginning of December

Wednesday, 27th January

Our first monthly meeting in 2021 will be a Zoom Tutorial on 27th January at 7.30pm about how to take better photos with our mobile phones and capture that perfect shot.

We’ll be updating the ‘Dates for the Diary’ post on a monthly basis, so keep an eye on the website for the latest news.

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