Monday, 27 June 2011

June Meeting

We had a lovely meeting this month with Kathleen Laurel Sage as our speaker.  She brought some wonderful pieces of work for us to look at and gave a very entertaining talk.  Take a look at her website .
We welcomed visitors from the Guilsborough branch of the Guild and members of the T.E. Group in Scarborough.  Tea and cake was served at 1.30 and again after the speaker had finished and we all got to have a good chat together.  A nice display of work from our previous day school's was on show, thanks to themembers for bringing it.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Pass It On

Well, what a wonderful suprise when all the entries for the Pass it On competition started to arrive at the Regional Day meeting at Riccall.  There was a lovely display of entries as the photos above show.  Many of the children had never held a needle in their hands before, some had learning disabilities and many were from schools in deprived areas.  All of them had really enjoyed creating the pieces of work and there were some quite moving stories attached to some of them.  Congratulations to all the winners. Any ideas of where we go from here to keep these children with us?

Regional Day itself was great.  Much improved lunch and two extremely good speakers made the whole day enjoyable.   Lots of entries for all the competitions, some good traders and an excellent raffle (particularly as I won the prize I had had my eye on when buying my tickets).