Saturday, 1 December 2018

Merry Christmas!

WI is definitely all about getting together with friends, 
and of course the Silly Season provides plenty of opportunities to do just that

Morning tea at the Federation Committee meeting - too tempting to wait for a photo to be taken 😁

Federation Christmas Party

A piece of Christmas cake for everyone

Morning tea at Tea, Tarts & Crafts

All set for Waipawa-Tikokino WI's Christmas Party

The ice breaker of matching cards and guessing the Christmas carol represented worked a treat

Lots more treats with a rolling raffle and gift exchange

Supporting the community was not forgotten...

Kits with toiletries for people who are admitted to hospital unexpectedly

A very Merry Christmas to you all! 

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Waipawa-Tikokino WI's Doings

With the NZFWI Project for 2018 being 'Teach a Skill', Waipawa-Tikokino WI has been along to
Waipawa School to show the students how to sew

One of the projects was making hand puppets

Guest speaker at the August meeting was Charlotte of House of Clothier,
who designs 're-created' clothing, with each piece a one-off

September's meeting saw a change of venue to the Tikokino Community Hall for the Spring Flower Show

Tikokino School joined in with us with different categories for the students of Rooms 1, 2 and 3

Don't they do great work! 😍

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Federation Social Day

It was decided to try a new idea this year for Federation Social Day: for all Federation members to go along to a regular meeting of one of the Institutes. Otawhao-Takapau WI was kind enough to volunteer to be the inaugural host, 
and it turned into a wonderful day!

Catching up with friends before the meeting starts

The 'pamper basket' raffle prize

Entries in the floral design 'foliage only'

Cut flowers entries

Beanies competition entries, which got added to...

... the large pile of donations that got sent home with the guest speaker from Cranford Hospice

We were entertained with drama, comedy, and a bottle auction, and as always, the lunch tasted as good as it looked!

Thursday, 7 June 2018

2019 National Handcraft Schedule and Samples

The National Conference had samples on display for next year's competitions categories as follows:

Robert Young Rosebowl/May Martin Trophy                       One entry per Federation
1 Hand embroidered cloth, maximum measurement 50 cm x 35 cm to be worked on cotton fabric; DMC Thread

2 An animal made from at least 3 CD's with embellishments

3 Doll: quilters‘ or sewers’ friend; to be made by member, maximum height to be 69 cm with embellishments

Robert Young Cup                                                                One entry per institute
A  quillow, to be patchworked on one side. Maximum measurements to be 110 cm x 170 cm; pocket to be 50 cm square.

Summer Show Cup                                                    Individual – one entry per member
Twiddle cushion: knitted , crocheted or sewn to measure 40 cm x 40 cm with embellishments. To be filled.  

Silver Tray                                                                     Individual – one entry per member    
Stump work: Picture with flowers to include a bee or butterfly, 3 different techniques to be used; to be framed    NO GLASS

Quilling on a canvas block to be no larger than 31 cm x 25 cm, embellishments allowed 

Edna Way Cup                                        Individual – one entry, must be 80 years or over
A box to be made of card by member; to measure 10 cm x 10cm x 5cm and decorated for a birthday.

Rissington C.W.I Diamond Jubilee Trophy/ Photography-   Individual – 1 entry per member
Coloured photo: Sunset 7” x 5” - landscape orientation, foreground allowed; to be mounted on card, not framed, card not judged, photo to be taken by member between June 2018 to April 2019

Members 18 years and under                                       Individual- one entry per member
Button picture on a canvas block of a butterfly, embellishments allowed. Canvas to be no bigger than 210 mm x 297 mm

Woolcraft                                                                         Individual- one entry per member
Ladies knitted or crocheted buttoned sleeveless vest 8 ply yarn to be at least 50% wool sample of wool 
and label to be attached.

Ashford Trophy              May be the work of 2 members from the same institute - each member can only be part of one entry
A child’s jumper, round neck, drop shoulder, stocking stitch, to fit chest 61cm to 71cm.
Yarn from natural fleece or fibre 100% homespun by a member, may be dyed, sample of wool attached.

Monday, 28 May 2018

2018 National AGM/Conference

We were lucky enough to have the 2018 Conference at the Hutt City Baptist Church  - 
the staff took wonderful care of all 400 of us 

We were entertained by Hutt Valley High School's awesome production of 'We'll Meet Again', and by the beautiful singing of the Wellington City Chorus, an all female 60 strong barbershop style a capella group

Some of the entries in the National Handcraft Competitions

Another competition: drama, 'A One Act Play'
(apologies for the quality of the photos, bit far away from the stage)

Central Hawke's Bay Federation was represented among the four finalists 😃

Even the National Executive Committee got in on the act, presenting ideas 
for the first 'Women's Institute Awareness Week' to be held in October

It was inspiring to hear how South Auckland Federation has started three new WIs - and the challenge has been taken up around the country, with eleven pledges to take up the generous offer of SAF's starter kits and support

A great way to finish - with good food and good friends!