Wednesday, 14 March 2012

I've taken the plunge.

Well I've done it-- I've actually joined the W.I.  I haven't joined the one in my town as the thought of walking into a meeting on my own where I didn't know anyone made me quake in my boots. So I have gone to the one in my friend Lynns village about 10 minutes away by car.
I have been going on their regular walks with them for a few weeks now,

(This is where we went yesterday)

 and have got to know some of the other ladies but what really tipped the scales is that this group is a real crafty group.  No surprise then that I have already been to a meeting to discuss what to do for the county show entry in June.  Some of the ideas have been amazing and they have some very talented ladies among their number but of course I can't discuss what the ideas where.  I'll make sure I take plenty of photos to show----after the competition.

 My weekend on my own was cut a bit short as Mr T decided to come early
but Saturday was lovely.
I spent alot of the day out in the garden enjoying the sunshine 

 Seeing what was out

 This was the hanging basket that my Mother-in- Law gave me for Christmas
It is a real picture.  I must try and remember to plant myself one for next winter.

I planted all the seeds that I received from Gillyflower recently
and am looking forward to dozens of little seedlings.

Even the fish were enjoying the sunshine.

The other thing I've been busy with recently is bunting.
I have about 50 metres of it to make for a wedding in May.

The bride and groom work in a sign business so we had a hugh cutting surface we could use.
I may be borrowing this again.

This is my friend Carol-- Auntie of the bride. 
 The reception is at her house and alot of it is going to be home made by her and her friends.
I think this is a fabulous idea and of course is saving alot of money for the young ones.

This is one of the fabrics , the other one is cream and gold.
With cream tape It's looks lovely.

We're getting there.
I've finished 15 metres so far-- only 35 to go.

See you soon.



  1. Snap - I joined the WI last night!! A new group in our area aimed at women just like me :)

  2. Great!! Keep us updated on the WI, I am only 25 and would loveto join a 'young-ish' crafty WI but really don't know where to find out about them.
    Advice greatly received.
    Rachel. x

  3. Great news about the WI. I will probably join when I have a bit more time. The wedding will be lovely too.
    Sue x

  4. All sounds great, so glad you have joined a group,nothing nicer than crafting together.

  5. oohh lovely well done you for joining the WI how exciting ;-) I have thought about it maybe in time i will. You will have so much and be kept so busy ;-) Your hanginng basket looks lovely. The wedding sounds really lovely to. dee x

  6. In Australia we have the Country Women's Association CWA.
    Not sure hw the numbers are these days but I love their shops. Full of cooking and knitting etc.
    Good on you Gill.
    I can't walk into rooms of women either!!

  7. Trying to identify the picture. Buxton?

    1. Looking forward to hearing what crafty things you get up to with the WI. My sister joined and she loves it. Good luck with all that bunting - looks good so far! xC

  8. Sue and I went to a WI talk about 18 months ago at a local village and loved it. But cant seem to find one that meets on a night that suits us both.

    Look forward to hearing what you get up to!


    PS thanks so much for the lovely blanket squares - mine will be posted out this week. ss