Round the Rurals

KINNEFF.W.R.I

At the start of the season, Kinneff WRI had afternoon tea at the Mud House, Logie, owned by the National Trust. We were welcomed by the resident, Mr Joe Wishart, who lives there and has everything up to perfection. He explained the past and present history of the house, then we were shown round the property which was admired by, and impressed, us all.

We finished off with a delightful tea,and tasty homebakes. Thanks to Joe for his company and making our day out interesting and enjoyable.

Our first meeting of the season is at the Kinneff Village Hall on Tuesday, September, 9 at 7.30pm. Any new members would be welcome.

Dellavaird WRI

President Jane Stear welcomed everyone to the first meeting after the summer break. She introduced Mrs Pat Cooper who came along and talked about her passion of jewellery making using beads. She talked about how she got started and showed us many samples of her beautiful work. She showed us how to use a loom and members were invited to “have a go”. After a lovely tea which was provided by Elsie Airth, Ann Hannay-Wilson and Hazel Robson the raffle was drawn and the results of the competitions which were judged by Pat were announced: jar of mixed fruit jelly - 1 Sheila Craigmile, 2 Lorna Bey, and 3 Ethel Foreman. Flower of the month, a beautiful gladioli, was won by Sheila Craigmile.

Business was then discussed and arrangements were made for our quiz night which is to be held on Friday,October 3, at 7.30pm in Drumlithie Hall to which everyone is welcome. Jane Stear proposed a hearty vote of thanks.

Catterline WRI

The winter calendar for 2014-15 got off to a great start with chairman Mrs Linda Swan extending a warm welcome to a large turnout of members and to our guest speaker Lesley Mason.

Lesley, of WDB-Flowers-Events, is based in Laurencekirk but has also recently opened a shop in Arbroath. All types of floral arrangements and gifts can be bought in the shop, they also specialise in weddings and venue dressing. Lesley demonstrated how to make a lady’s corsage, a gent’s buttonhole and a wrist corsage. Members were then invited to have a go with Lesley giving prizes for the three best. Winners were: 1.Wendy Smith, 2.Claire Will, 3. Betty Abernethy. She also judged the monthly competitions: flower girl’s posy: 1. Betty Meston, 2. Alice Meston, 3. Elizabeth Pearson, 4. Wendy Smith; sewn peg bag: 1.Betty Meston, 2. Wendy Smith.

Mrs Kay Irvine, vice chairman, thanked Lesley on behalf of the members for the lovely evening she had provided.

Mrs Swan congratulated all the members who had taken part at the Fettercairn Show, Banchory Show and Glenbervie Show. A total of 12 trophies were won by the members with Catterline being overall winners at Fettercairn and Banchory.

After tea and raffle Mrs Swan wished everyone a safe journey home. The next meeting will be on Thursday September 18 with a talk on Bangladesh.