Sunday, 28 November 2010

Dabblers can stay put!!!!

Morning Ladies,

Just thought I would let you know that there WILL BE a secret santa this Friday as enough people have replied to make this possible.

For those that went to the last meeting I told you about a letter that we had received from the Church Committee. They told us that they needed to put
the room rate up to so that we were in line with all the other groups that use the facilities. I explained that if this was the case that we would
have to look for other facilities as this increase would probably be out of reach for some of our members, pensions, those on benefits etc. etc.I I received a letter yesterday and
here is a part of it


'I have discussed your difficulties with members of the church and we would like your group to keep
going at the old rate. It is part of our mission to
reach out to the community and support them'.


YEAH I am so pleased that I fought our case and didnt just agree to the price rise. St. Martins does have the facilities we need and are used to
(hot in Summer, chilly in Winter and poor lighting at times) but I am sure that you will does feel that home to the dabblers.

However, why is there always a however or a but, I will have to sign a contract for a year. Therefore I hope that you will all agree that to cover the months where
there may not be so many of us we will need to have a bit of a kitty. Instead of working out the price each evening I nominate that we have a fixed fee of £3.00 per
night, which is only £1.00 per hour. £3.00 is still great value for money... a night out socialising with other like minded crafters, occasional demonstrations, picking
up lots of tips, refreshments and friendships.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could let me know your thoughts on the fixed price per evening.

Looking forward to seeing you on Friday


Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Derby Dabblers last meeting for 2010


The next Derby Dabblers meeting will be on Friday 3rd December from 6.30 - 9.30. This will be the last get together for 2010.

Alyson, who couldnt make it to the November get together due to illness will be sharing her template with us and therefore the items that you
had ready last month can be used in December.

As its a fuddle, this means that everyone who attends brings a little something to eat, sweet, savory, spicy, whatever you wish.

The theme for the evening has to be Christmas, a great opportunity to finish off those cards you have started or even to begin your Christmas
cards. There are always lots of ideas and inspiration from the talented ladies so dont forget your cameras.

Does anyone want to take part in a secret santa? You purchase a gift up to the value of £5.00 and wrap it up. All gifts will be placed in
a box and at the end of the evening you help yourself to one of the gifts in the box? Hands up all those that would like to do this.

Can you please let me know if you will be coming along and dont forget, you may need to wrap up warm.


Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Derby Dabblers Night November 5th

Good evening ladies.

Apologies for the lateness of this email but I have had a rather hectic couple of weeks, this week being no exception.

Its Derby Dabblers night this Friday. 6.30p.m. - 9.30p.m. at St. Martins Church Hall. The theme for the evening is pets, yes pets, dogs, cats, fish, birds
any pet at all. In keeping with the theme Alyson is going to demo her template.

Items needed to make this are

Two Pieces of A4 plain cardstock (or 12x12) to make the template. One sheet of 12x12 or two pieces of A4 patterned paper to cover the cardstock. Maybe some ribbon for his collar or some bling! Also a scoring tool, glue, scissors and some scrap paper if anyone wants to keep a spare copy of the template. Oh and Alyson distressed her edges with matching ink too!

As usual, you dont have to follow the theme if you dont want to, just bring something along to keep you occupied alternatively, there will be plenty
to chatter about if you just want to catch up.

Diane and Tracey are the cakerers for this Friday.

I hope that all those off to the NEC this week have a lovely time. It starts tomorrow and ends on Sunday.

Can you please let me know if you will be coming along on Friday and it would be great if any of you can get there for 6.30 to help set up.

Looking forward to hearing from you