Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Knit & Natter 29 May

It's Knit & Natter time! Bring along your unfinished knitting projects, your tapestries and your paper-craft - or anything else you have on the go. It's March ... a great time for spring cleaning of old projects, finishing up WIPs (or PHDs as Janet calls them!) so pop along for a chat and bring a project. 

We'll be meeting this Thursday 29th of May from 6.30 – 8.30pm. 

We're meeting at The Coborn Arms, 8 Coborn Road, Mile End, London E3 2DA. Click here for a map.

This EEWI-inspired group is open to anyone who feels like popping in with a project - knitting or otherwise. It will be a casual meeting, and everyone is invited – not only knitters. Bring along your stitching or paper crafts, or simply join us for a few drinks and a good catch-up. New knitters are welcome too.

Happy stitching!

Monday, 12 May 2014

may meetings - yes, it's the AGM

It's raining outside as I write this. Again. But it's going to get warmer by the end of the week and, if we're lucky, it may actually be fine for our next evening meeting on 20th May, 7 for 7.30, St Margaret's House. Yes, it's our AGM this time round, so there's some serious business to get on with - elections and a brief look back at 2013/ 14, and an opportunity for mandating our link delegate to the NFWI AGM in June on this year's resolution on organ donation. Detailed notes on the resolution are available here.

Following the talk from Hestia in March, we'll also be collecting small new/nearly new toys for children (0-14) which may be suitable for the Tower Hamlets Hestia refuge.

Plenty of time too for socialising - a bit of natter, a drink, a snack or two, and sharing some wisdom. Our guest speaker comes from the What I See Project who will be collecting your advice and words of wisdom for future generations of women. What would you like to whisper in the ear of your sixteen year old self? What have you learnt that you want to share with the next generation of women? Why not think about it now? All women welcome (though non-members will not be able to vote). We just ask visitors for a donation of £4 towards costs.

Also on the schedule this month - coffee morning on 23rd May, Knit and Natter 29th May. Then in early June we'll have afternoon tea 2nd June; Book Club 5th June. You'll find details of times and locations in the sidebar on the blog.

And here are some virtual bouquets of gratitude to Joy for hosting a great discussion of Anne Bronte's Tenant of Wildfell Hall at our EEWI bookclub discussion; to our modest troupe of helpers and bakers who cooked up a sweet cake stall at the Museum of Childhood on St George's Day; to Elizabeth and Natasha who helped the LBTH over 50's tea dance go with a swing with a decent cup of tea. And, of course, to everyone who gives their time to EEWI so generously and graciously to keep the whole show on the road behind the scenes.


 Picture above from a free exhibition of Quentin Blake's paintings at Hall Place in Bexley, open until 29th Aug. 2014