Wednesday, 16 December 2009


The picture above shows some of the entries in our annual competition. Please ignore the size of them all as it was a montage of several pictures and some appear much larger than they actually were.

What a fantastic in-house Christmas Lunch we all had. 26 members were able to join in the festivities. There would have been more, unfortunately, illness took its toll and one or two were unable to make it. Many thanks go to our Chairman and her trusty team who shopped and prepared everything.

The Christmas Competition posed its usual problems with not only one draw, but two. We had to re-vote for 1st and 2nd places and also for 3rd and 4th. The latter was a draw again, at which point we left it at joint 3rd. Eileen Sweeney was the eventual winner, with Leah Cox in second place. Joint third were Val Horner and Heather Kay. A very great achievement for Heather, as she has only started stitching since joining the Embroiderers' Guild.

Well done everyone and please do not throw away your stars as we may decorate a Christmas Tree again next year for the Christmas Tree Festival - and you guessed it - we will be making stars!

Wednesday, 9 December 2009


Our trusty Chairman took down the tree on Monday 7 December and the feedback she received was very postive. Although we did not win the competition, we were third, there had been much admiration of our contribution and the church very much appreciated the effort made by our members. The birds will be sold at St Peter's from Sunday 13 December to raise money for charity.

The Christmas Tree Festival had received in excess of 500 visitors over the week with the tree created by a local school receiving the most votes. It's not the winning its the taking part that counts. I think you will all agree it was an excellent opportunity to promote the Embroiderers' Guild to the local community and one which hopefully we can repeat next year.