We know that some people are particular about starting Christmas celebrations or even mentioning Christmas too early. Others, of course, would celebrate it all year round.
Now, as we hold our meetings on the 1st Saturday of the month, and the 1st Saturday of December is on the 1st, hopefully we can be forgiven for celebrating Christmas at the December meeting on the 1st of December.
Lots and lots going on that day.
Hopefully you’ve remembered our Christmas Challenge.
“Make a Bottle Gift Bag for 1 or 2 bottles”
Bring one and take one home
Every year, NIPG members demonstrate their imagination, talent and hard work. with this year’s challenge, we are exciting to see what you bring.
Here’s quite a complex pattern, but it’s a bit different. Just search YouTube or Pinterest and you’ll find much more straightforward patterns, which shouldn’t take too long – just in case you haven’t remembered to make one.
Here’s a message from our Chair, Paula to give you a small indication of what’s happening on Saturday.
Did we mention that you should bring your mug with you?
Hi to All
Although we have four weeks to Christmas this is our Christmas meeting . Please bring you own cup/mug !!
We will have a floral demonstration and if you purchase a ballot ticket – three lucky members will take home one each of the arrangements. The ballot will cost £2 and will pay for the flowers.
Please all bring along your ‘make and take bottle bag‘ . They will all be displayed, afterwards you will be given a bag to take home -not your own .
We will have tea coffee and eats provided by our catering ladies, a big thanks to them for all their hard work.
Adrienne will be collecting all the money for Glenada*, see below for prices and more information.
If you can bring change, this will help Adrienne greatly, as trying to get the right change can be time consuming.
Kaffe Fassete tickets – there are still a few available, for the talk in the Ulster museum so please get yours and save disappointment .
Workshops – Mary Walker will have the requirements listing for oa great workshop being held in February – confetti patchwork.
Actually you probably have all the requirements in your stash.
I visited the exhibition last Saturday with Clare and we both were impressed with the venue and the work.
looking forward to a great meeting
P.S. Did I mention that you should bring your own mug/cup?
Glenada* – the yearly trip to Glenada in Newcastle, where we sew, sew, sew and sewialise and have great fun. It’s the perfect way to get to know your fellow NIPG members. Bring whatever you like to sew – hand or machine and yes, you may bring your own refreshments.
Every year without fail and working quietly in the background, Adrienne organises and collect the money for Glenada. This year is no exception and she has worked hard to get these reasonable prices.
Weekend Rate – includes meals and use of room for sewing.
Double Room £ 91.00 each
Single Room £ 107.00