Pakenham WI News - February 2013

Pakenham WI

February 14th 2013 Ways with Beads and Broken Jewellery
Many of you, I'm sure, will remember the Bead Shop in Whiting Street. Our speaker this month was Celia Simms who worked in the shop for many years. During her time there she gave classes in beadwork and in so doing accumulated a wonderfully colourful selection of stones and beads and all the clasps etc. needed to create beautiful necklaces and earrings. Celia demonstrated her skill whilst recounting her life as a Diplomat's wife, then retiring to grow the first grapes in Suffolk, picking mushrooms in Stanton for pocket money before starting at the Bead Shop. Celia's sense of humour tickled us all and we had a very happy evening together. Celia did some on the spot repairs to our necklaces needing new clasps and took some away to be re-strung. Super refreshments provided by Bridget, Doreen, Val and Pam, Thanks to you all. Marking the special date of the 14th, both the Birthday Posies and the Raffle had a 'Valentine' theme. Special thanks to Kate and Carole.

Our first competition of the year was to create edible jewellery. Entries ranged from liquorice allsorts to carrots and red peppers. Well done to all who entered. Points awarded will carry forward to the next round in the summer.

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Coming up:-

March 14th 2013
What if a Will Comes as a Shock? Have you made a will? If you have, was a DIY one? Have circumstances changed since it was originally drawn up? Can you be sure your wishes will be carried out as you intended?
Kate Chandler from Greene and Green will share her experiences of dealing with disputes and challenges to wills. Surely nothing is worse than arguments among relatives about a deceased person's estate. Find out what we must do to ensure our wishes are made clear and carried out.

All ladies are most welcome to attend our meetings. 2nd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the village hall. Come as a guest, good company, tea and cake – all for free. Call our secretary Pat on 235291 for any further information.

Marion Sargent
Pakenham W.I.