Saturday, 5 December 2015

November was a very busy month for the Guildford Spike WI. We hosted our first craft fair! It was Christmas themed and we invited other stall holders to come. We sold items that had been made by our fabulous craft and chatter group. Plus home-made chutneys and cakes. The event was a great success! 

We were then invited back to the Holy Trinity Christmas fair, where we sold some more of the items that had been made for the craft fair!

Saturday, 31 October 2015

The 10th October was a very busy weekend for the Guildford Spike WI.

Many members attended the stitching and knitting show at London's Alexandra Palace. It was a fanatstic day, with unbelievable exhibitions and great stalls. We certainly got some great ideas and inspiration for the craft and chatter group.

Those who did not attend the London excursion were at the vintage fair in Guildford where we had a stall! It was more successful than last time and our table cloth had its first official outing!

Muriel enjoyed meeting one of the bake off contestants and discussed him possibly coming to visit the spike in the near future-watch this space.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Friday 2nd October 2015

Yesterday we celebrated our 3rd birthday, and what a night it was! We had a fantastic albeit slightly mad female comedian!
The ladies being entertained

We ate and drank a lot (not all of us).  We all enjoyed an amazing cake, made by Sarah J.

We also had the exciting and emotional unveiling of our table cloth. This was a project started by Caroline last year (our 2nd Birthday). Unfortunately she was not here to see it unveiled due to her sad passing last year. Despite this we all agreed that her spirit is in every stitch and we are so grateful to her mother for finishing the project for us in her memory!
The unveiling

We rushed to get it on the table
It was, as mentioned previously, a truly great evening - made more special by it being the WI centenary year.

Monday, 10 August 2015

August meeting - 6th August 2015

This month we enjoyed a social evening with a fantastic picnic. Unfortunately the weather wasn't on our side but we still had a great time. Muriel brought a fantastic quiz along, which became quite competitive. The raffle was a great success, with our new member Jill donating a private Pilates session as the top prize. 
Gardening group outing to Mayfield Lavender Farm - 17th July 2015

A small group of our ladies and little people visited the lavender farm in Banstead. After a few travel issues! We all arrived and explored the fragrant fields. We stopped in the little cafe and tried some of the lavender infused biscuits and lemonade before heading home.
The lavender fields