Six members and 3 dogs went for a long hike, via the Swan in Kettelshulme, on a beautiful August afternoon
The speaker at July’s meeting was Sue Fraser-Thompson talking about ‘Preventative Fitness for Women’. Sue is the Principal Practitioner at Fountain Square Physiotherapy and gave an interesting and engaging talk with lots of audience participation!
We also had a session of sampling jams, chutneys and lots (and lots) of cakes, in order to vote on which we felt should be part of our Disley Show entry. We also voted on 2 pictures.
The Poppy Project
Several members met for an evening of cutting out and sewing more leaves for our poppy project. We made another 30 leaves and lots of felt and embroidery thread was taken away for leaf making at home!
The Baking group went on a cake icing course …
The Lunch Club went to Brookside Garden Centre to eat at the new Topiary Restaurant
July Craft Workshop
Lesley B organised a craft workshop intriguingly entitled ‘Texture Magic and Bubbles’
We spent a lovely evening new techniques for making interesting textures
The purple fabric is backed with Pellon Fabric Magic Shrinking Interfacing, and the turquoise fabric has been pushed through a cooling tray, stuffed and sewn together!
Four members headed over to the Linnet Clough campsite for the WI Wigs and Wellies Camp last weekend. Had a great time doing henna tattoos, drinking elderflower champagne, listening to talks and making lots of leaves for our poppy project with help from lots of other lovely WI ladies
Thanks so much to the organisers for a great time! It was wonderful to meet so many different people 🙂
The Thursday Book Club read ‘My Dear I Wanted to tell You’ by Louisa Young
Two of the activities at Disley’s Great Get Together were
- Creating blankets to be sent to children in Greek refugee camps by knitting squares and sewing pre-knitted squares together. Via the charity ‘With Love From Layla’ click here for With Love From Layla website
- Making Piece for Peace Quilt Squares to sent to the charity Women Wage Peace in Israel. click here for Women Wage Peace website
A total of 19 blankets were made
And 27 Quilt squares were created
The Craft Group had a great social evening in the Rams Head at the start of the month, and a couple of weeks later had a workshop on crochet skills
As usual, WI members created a wonderful well dressing board for the Disley Well Dressing
Many members helped to organise and took part in Disley Great Get Together – by knitting squares, waitressing, making peace quilt squares, singing in the community choir and coming along and eating cake. The event was a great success!
The Monday Book Club read ‘the flight between oceans’ by ML Stedman
Our speaker this month was Jane Murison who is Head of User Experience & Design at the BBC.
Also, Elicia gave a five minute talk on the charity she volunteers for – Affecting Real click here for the website
Elicia goes out to the Gambia where she works with venerable children and children with special needs. She has now been 9 times and the latest project involves setting up of a computer lab
Several members went to see comedian Stewart Lee at the Buxton Opera House – great night!
The Supper club went to The Sycamore in Birch Vale]