We also had another Everyone for Themselves raffle, which caused a lot of merriment and some groans. Glen was briefly the delighted owner of a very nice decorated notebook, which I took from her and almost ruined a lovely friendship. However, my own pleasure was very short-lived as a couple of moments later I lost it to Sue T. in return for a blue inspiration pack! Another notebook must have changed hands five or six times before it settled on a final lucky owner. Who thought up this fiendish idea?
|What's she got? And will she keep it?!|
|Stephen's amazing paper creations on display|
We made a box, a (very loud) cracker which really got our attention, and a place-name decoration in the form of a shirt. Then, by special request, Stephen showed the easy way to fold a t-shirt......I know, I know, it's a bit sad, but all us women were enthralled and ironing chores just got a lot easier.
We ended with the raffle draw, and a new venture - two bursaries of £50 were drawn and the lucky winners will have to spend their prize on some kind of embroidery-related activity or project and give us a Show and Tell next Christmas. Sue S was one winner and Glen was the other, so I think she has now forgiven and forgotten her lost notebook.
Our final delightful task was to present Sue B. with a cyclamen plant to thank her for her contributions to the life of the Branch since she joined us this year. She has been so helpful and has attended every one of the Gawthorpe stitching days, as well as the National Stitch Day at
So, now for a break - see you in 2017!
|HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE, FROM ALL OF US AT PENDLE!|