February Newsletter

Welcome to the February edition of our newsletter.  As I type this I am looking out onto a very white, wintry world and the wind is blowing the snow every which way.  Snow is all very well for a while and I’m sure the children are having  a wonderful time.  Since many schools are closed they have lots of time to build snowmen (and women) but  I think I prefer my snow on Christmas cards. Living where I do we are snowed in and surrounded by drifts so I’m happier keeping warm around the log burner.

I must apologise for missing something from last month’s newsletter. You remember as part of our centenary celebrations that we did quite a few “100 things” – served 100 teas, contributed in excess of 100 items to a local food bank. I had intended to let you know that our final 100 was to gift 100 crocus bulbs to be planted in the school grounds so when you see those little beauties peeping through it will be a reminder of the great year we had in 2017. I’m sorry that this was not included last month, but better late than never – although better never late! My report card will be marked “Christine must try harder.”

2018 is turning out to be just as busy.  If you are booked on the Needle Felting workshop on Saturday March 17th please arrive at 1:55 pm so we can make a prompt start at 2 pm.

For those attending the RSC on Sunday 18th March and making their own way you need to be at the main doors on Waterside at 1:50 pm. Please contact Dee if you require a lift.

Final balance for Kelmscote must be paid by Wednesday 7th March.

There are still a few seats available for our trip to the National Memorial Arboretum on Thursday 26th April. Tickets cost £12 for members and £15 for non-members. Deposit of £5 must be paid on Wednesday March 7th.

There are also some places available at the workshop on June 5th where we will be making flowers from fabric and also from paper cupcake cases.  For those of you who have read your W Life you will have seen the  Fabric Flower wreath on the cover and detailed inside. We are fortunate that this lady Paula – “Crafty Lass” will be running our workshop. Cost £15 to members and £18 to non-members. £5 deposit will secure your place.

Dee is organising a trip to Marlow and Henley on July 19th. Cost £12 to members and £15 to non-members. Please contact Dee if you are interested.  More information will be available at a later date.

For those of you who took a red bag for donations for to Myton Hospice please bring your bags to our meeting on Wednesday March 7th.  If you didn’t collect a bag but would like to donate then you can use a black bag.  Any bric-a-bac or crockery etc needs to be in boxes/cartons. If you have anything for Dee’s appeal for Charlie then you can bring them to the meeting too.

If you are interested in going to Talton Mill on April 19th for the talk and sausage making demo, followed by a slap up bangers and mash dinner cost is £25 and you need to let Dee as soon as possible.

Some of you may be aware that some WI’s join together to form groups which are an informal association of neighbouring WI’s who meet once or twice a year providing an opportunity to pool their resources, exchange ideas and make new friends. Tysoe WI has now joined the Shipston  Group  which comprises  Shipston, Brailes, The Wolfords, Tredington, Newbold on Stour and now, of course, Tysoe. On  Thursday May 24th at 2:30 pm  there will be a talk about  Tea followed by afternoon cream tea. This will take place in Brailes Village Hall.  Tickets cost £6 and there will also be raffle prizes. Your friends are also welcome to attend.  Each WI will be contributing something for the tea and Tysoe  will be providing cake.  We will be asking for your baking skills then.

Does anybody have any green or purple buttons which they are willing to donate to us?  Any size or shape will be welcome.

The speaker for our next meeting is Anne Langley who will be talking about “Joseph Ashby’s Victorian Warwickshire”.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday March 7th.

The competition is to make an Easter floral arrangement.



Christine Harrop

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