THE STRAND CLUB
13th September 2017
We enjoyed a creative afternoon today. While the torrential rain battered the cricket pitch it was a question of ‘heads down, look in’ as we made and decorated Christmas trees to be used at our December meeting. Ann Baker had made them at her WI get-together and had brought a finished tree with the various templates earlier in the year for us to see so that we could do the same.
First members stuck circles of felt on milk bottle tops, and then covered them with festive fabric which was then gathered round. The finished buttons were then stuck to a tree-shaped card which had already been covered with a Christmassy paper. Decorations were added. The finished trees were much admired. After the raffle and tea and biscuits we left feeling pleased with ourselves – if rather sticky around the fingers! Our thanks go to Ann for being an excellent tutor and to Jackie who prepared all the bits and produced copies of the templates for people to take home if they fancied making more.
Our next meeting will be the cream tea on 11th October, when Miriam and Tony will entertain us with a musical quiz. It begins at the usual time of 2pm and if anyone was not able to be there today and would like to come, please phone Jackie on 01263 720866 to arrange to pay the £3 required.
We always welcome visitors who need only pay £2 at the door to cover light refreshments. Raffle tickets are available separately throughout the afternoon.