- 18th September - 8:00pm : ‘The Abel Label’ - By Katie Ellis.
- 16th October - 8:00pm : ‘Fire Safety in Your Home’ - By Melanie Quinn.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Tea with Henry VIII

West Kent WI's arranged a colourful afternoon for all its WI's
Eight of us went off to Hildenborough village hall on Monday 5th November to have "Tea with Henry VIII".  Tony Harris was dressed in costume and looked very impressive.  He trained at  'Henry School' Hampton Court Palace, where he worked for 2 years as a guide to visitors, all dressed the part as Henry.  His talk told us of Henry VIII's efforts to produce an heir and he then spoke about each of his 6 wives in turn and in great detail.

After the talk we had a delicious cream tea.  The drive there and back took us through some lovely Kent countryside and the weather was good.  No rain that day!.  It was a lovely afternoon.  A big thank you to the WI ladies who worked so hard to make sandwiches, cakes, scones and cups of tea for the 90 ladies that attended.

(Thanks to Sarah Cheetham for her words and picture)

Monday, 12 November 2012

Fabric Fir Cones.

Last Christmas  at one of our 'crafty' sessions we made cards , this year we tried fabric fir cones.
everyone was successful and many decided to make more to adorn this year's Christmas tree. Sarah was even on her way to pick up a Christmas tree she had found on the internet, so she will at least have one decoration for it.  - By the Way Val did NOT make two, she was displaying one that Joyce had made.

These were the prototypes -  made after checking various internet sites.   Each cone requires around 50 triangles of fabric, numerous pins and some ribbon to hang them.  The silver and red one was made using  one inch ribbon only, and the others using two inch squares of Christmas fabric.  We now have 9 months to think of the craft for Christmas 2013.
We are having a Christmas wreath making session on 2nd December if you want to join us  - see you there.