10 December 2015

Christmas Social

I can't believe it, but the Christmas Social came round again last Monday.  Everyone contributed to the "Jacob's Join" lunch and we had a wonderful variety of goodies to eat. There had to be a quiz of course!  But it was easy this time so nobody's brain was taxed too much I hope - mind you, it always looks easy when you are the one with the sheet of answers.

We handed out material to make a name badge  so we could sew while we chatted (thank you Jill, who cut out all the little pieces).

Here are Louise and Patricia working away, but Florence looks as though she wishes she had a shorter name!

We had a visitor, Jenny, who brought a huge box of threads from her late mother-in-law's stash for us to root through, for the price of a donation to the British Heart Foundation.  Our generous members were able to present her with a very healthy £47.15.  We hope Jenny will become a member in the New Year - she has already made a name badge!

It was also our Christmas competition, for a book cover or wrap for a notebook or journal.  It proved a popular subject and we had seventeen lovely entries.  Here I am, the lucky winner, receiving my prize from our Chairman, Sue.  (Note to self:  I just have to lose weight or alternatively stop having photos taken!)

We also had great pleasure in presenting Eileen with a potted rose in appreciation of all her many helpful acts during the past year.

 Once the Christmas and New Year holidays are over we have a busy and exciting year to looks forward to.  As well as our usual monthly meetings we hope to take part in the Easter Art & Craft Fair which is held annually in the village.  And later in the Summer we are taking part, together with Bolton Branch, in an exhibition of work at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham to celebrate the life of Capability Brown with the rest of the Guild.

Have a peaceful and happy Christmas - see you in 2016!   J.

Thanks to Sue and Val for the photos - I forgot to charge my battery so they came to the rescue.