Kibworth and Smeeton WI
At our October meeting Carolyn Boulter, a patchwork expert, presented members with a challenge - how to make a Suffolk Punch patchwork Christmas tree out of ten fabric circles and a weighted shot glass with a stick in it!
With an air of concentration, members gathered the pre-prepared graduated circles and stacked them on top of each other before piercing them with the wooden stick to create the tree shape, which was topped with a star. The result was an amazing collection of small, colourful patterned trees which would enhance any table for Christmas. It was a creative and enjoyable evening.
Later in the month our skittles team played in the second round of the County tournament, facing Hinckley Canalside in a pub in Croft. Losing the first game 27-22, our ladies were prepared for defeat, but a remarkable come-back from Pam Moody and others put us in the lead, winning every game before the delicious food arrived. Hinckley conceded defeat and after a great evening, their friendly ladies wished us all the best in the next round, when we play against Narborough and Littlethorpe.
On 8 November we set up the knitted poppies in St.Wilfrid’s which the WI and friends had been making for many weeks. A simple poppy-covered cross stood in the Beauchamp entrance, while in the church hundreds of poppies cascaded from the pulpit, in a beautiful tribute for Remembrance Day. The poppies will remain in church until the end of November.
On 5 December we will have a stall at the Christmas event in the village hall and on 11 December Foxton WI will hold our group carol service. The final meeting of our Centenary year will be our Christmas party on Wednesday 12 December in St. Wilfrid’s church hall.
Jenny Morritt, Gail Holland and Pat Sharman