Liz (first meetup!)
It was a relaxed affair after a panicked afternoon of switching venues upon learning that The Sausage was closed for refurbishment. The snug at The White Horse was a perfect replacement. Whilst a couple of our members tucked into some grub, we all got caught up. It was especially good to see Nadia again who has not been able to make meetings lately due to a punishing part-time job. Likewise, Jo’s hectic schedule has kept her from coming to meetups of late so it was lovely to be able to spend a little time chatting, giggling, the usual. Here are some of the highlights:
- Jo told us about the spectacular (and I must say, fairly hideous sounding!) Easter bonnet which she has made for a competition for the teachers at her school (she is Head of Languages at a school in Nuneaton). I can’t wait to see the pictures which she has promised to share of the monstrosity creation.
- It was also fantastic to welcome a new member, Liz. Liz is one of my friends who I have managed to persuade to join and whilst at this time, she is more interested in the social and book club meetups, I have plans to get her sewing or crafting sooner or later!
- Zoe showed off a very pretty dress (a clever charity shop find) and also let us have a good look at her latest creation – a little pierrot-style clown made with yo-yos using a design her mother created in the 80s (which was published!).
- We were all rather taken with a vintage camera-shaped felt brooch which Nadia’s sister had made for her.
Finally, we have also now sent off to lovely Amy the batch of toys for the Cardiff exhibition. They should arrive tomorrow at her door, ready to be delivered to the art gallery.