Last night was an evening of two halves. First up was slimming World and, after the angel that I had been last week, I stepped on the scales eager to see the huge weight loss. Well - it was a loss but hardly huge - just two pounds! I am presuming that I got away with it last week and that things have caught up with me - but! Next up was the WI craft group where the Chairwoman - Terri - was kindly hosting and teaching us how to decoupage. I took along a Clarins box to cover the lid (it is the right size to store most of my Splendid Sampler blocks in). I was very pleased with the result - particularly when Carine discarded the title from one of her pages ( I love the film Yankee Doodle Dandy) and when Terri kindly gave me a handmade handle made from two empty bobbins to decoupage in place! I just need to fasten a thin ribbon around the sides to draw the two box pieces together and complete the project.
Today was a catch up with Trisha and Julia at Meadowhall (Jean kindly came round and fed Daisy). I'm not saying that we talked a lot - but we had been in M & S café for over two hours! As usual the conversation covered family issues, health etc before swiftly moving onto medication and funeral arrangements - I guess its a sign of old age then! We stopped and laughed when we realised what was going on! Trisha had kindly bought me a replacement Kipling monkey to replace the one that I had lost and gave me an Estee Lauder toiletries bag that she had been given as a free gift - I am one lucky girl!
Tonight, hence the title of the blog today, is the WI Christmas meal (that would be 2015 Christmas meal then). We have to bring a small gift and will swap using raffle tickets to decide on an order. I can't say what's in mine yet - but it is WI related!