21st Sep, 2019

Bring and Buy Sale at Fairfield WI's March meeting

THE NEXT meeting of Fairfield WI will be at 7.30pm on March 8 at the village hall.

The event will feature a bring and buy sale, including handbags, scarves, gloves and jewellery, and there will also be a game of bingo.

At February’s meeting, members and visitors were welcomed by Carol and Jerusalem was sung.

Green hearts made by Sheila were put on the tables as part of a Valentine’s themed scheme being run at WIs across England and Wales to show a love for everything that could be lost to climate change. Members have been encouraged to wear and share green hearts.

Diets and sugar-free February went out the window as Isobel and her grand-daughter Charlotte made some green heart themed cup cakes for everyone.

It was mooted that more members were needed for the book club where members get to review different literary works.

Bromsgrove WI is having its 100th birthday party at 2pm on March 14 at 2pm at the Life After Stroke Centre.

The Resolutions results have been counted and sent off to Worcestershire Federation of WIs (WFWI) and they will then be forwarded to National Federation.

The spring meeting is at the Artrix on April 24 between 7pm and 9pm at a cost of £7.50 per person.

There is a visit organised by WFWI to Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 2 which includes the coach and a two-hour tour and costs £32.

The speaker for the February meeting was Louise Gardner who talked about silver jewellery.

Louise started in the silver jewellery business by up-cycling old jewellery. She now has premises in Wordsley, Stourbridge.

Carol volunteered to take part in making an item of jewellery.

She had a piece of PMC (precious metal clay which she rolled out at room temperature before making two small flower shapes to add to it.

It was then left for 24 hours before being heated.

Louise showed members the various tools she used for creating and polishing and brought a large selection of her jewellery to show which was beautifully displayed.

A spokepserson for the group said: “It was a lovely talk and she gave us all several very useful tips. Ellen gave the vote of thanks.”

The competition of ‘Silver Jewellery’ was won by Val Bradford, with Carol Hine second and Ann Dalby third.

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