Christmas bunting

Market Harborough WI members proudly displayed their creative skills by entering bunting made for Christmas in a competition at the December meeting.  Enormous detail was used and many must have taken hours to complete!

Each piece was numbered and members voted for their favourite.  The winning item was made by WI member, Carla, who had done a picture of Father Christmas – spot number 3 on the pictures below.

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Christmas gets off to a get start!

WI members enjoyed a festive end to the year by celebrating in style!

Market Harborough Choral Society set the scene by singing a range of new and traditional carols in the Congreational Church, WI members accompanying them on old favourites.
A Dutch supper followed.  The tables were laden with a whole range of seasonal foods – moe pounds to burn off in the new year!  Top marks though to Patsy’s husband’s Millionaires’ sortbread – delicious!
Teams then competed in a Christmas quiz.  Team Totally Crackers just (only just though) won, completing rounds on 2012 Headlines, Christmas facts and Pictionary.
Finally, the winner of the Christmas bunting competition was announced and the raffle was drawn.

Practise your creative skills with Christmas bunting

At the November meeting, don’t forget to pick up your template to make your Christmas bunting to bring along to the Christmas meeting in December.  Making the bunting for the Jubliee earlier this year proved so popular that the Committee has decided to give members the opportunity to show off their skills again.  If you’re stuck for ideas, then just spend a few minutes browsing the internet.

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.

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.