Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas

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Sunday, 19 December 2010

'Christmas is coming and the geese are getting fat'

Hi folks

are you ready yet!!!! for Christmas that is - remember it is ONLY 1 DAY our of 365 other. But we all insist on shopping as though we are entering a siege lol.
I thought I'd just let you know that although we are awaiting confirmation from Arena Ilkeston - but I am hoping that Dabblers at Arena will recommence on Friday January 21st 2011. Further details to be posted in the New Year. Anne Bull has kindly offered to demonstrate a 'favour' type box - details of what is required so you can make it will be posted after Christmas. This box is gorgeous one that Anne made for our SU table at the Paper Max show. It will take 3-4 speiality tea bag, chocs or after 8 mints.
The cost of the evening will be around £3. If anyone would like to volunteer to bring cakes please let me know?
Well Happy Christmas & Prosperous New Year to all
Lesley x

Friday, 3 December 2010

Our last 2010 get together at Dabblers

On my way home from work last night I was really unsure if we were going to be able to have our last 2010 dabblers get together....the main roads were quite clear of snow but the side streets were very dodgy. I got home to a few emails from ladies who were unable to get their cars off their drives and our numbers were dwindling. After a few phone calls fortunately, there were enough of us to go ahead with the evening.
6.30 found us walking up the very dark pathway to open up when THUD, the tea box fell on the floor, two cups broken but the coffee jar, sandras mug and my mug still in one piece....phew. Opened the doors and brrrrr the heating wasnt on. I can tell was cold. Although we put the heating on the room didnt get warm. The fuddle table soon got covered with all kinds of delicious food and the secret santa bag got filled with presents (it was only a small bag).
After a quick cuppa Alyson gave us the template for the cutest little dog and here is a picture of Hanahs card

Some more pictures of other dogs that were made

This was captured during the evening and as you can see, we are still wearing our coats

Here's the official photo, around the Christmas tree
We ate, we laughed, we sang and then so quickly it was time to pack up, clean up and get ourselves home.....and this is what was waiting for us

more snow. I hope that everyone had a safe journey back home.

Now what you all dont know is..............Sandra and I had a mad few minutes playing in this lovely snow. We got onto our street and it was all pristine, white and not a mark in the snow at all, I danced around with my crafting trolley and made circles in the snow. We wrote in it and even made a few snowballs to throw at each other was warmer out there playing in it than it had been all evening inside the hall.

Thank you to everyone for making it such a wonderful evening and we really missed all of you that were unable to make it. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.



Just to let you know that despite the cold, the snow and the ice, we are still going to go ahead with Dabblers tonight.

Wrap up warm, put on your thermals and I will see you at half 6