Another Successful Crafternoon Tea

14 Sep

Our  Crafternoon tea went with a swing on Sunday 13 September and whilst enjoying ourselves crafting and consuming a delicious afternoon tea we managed to raise a staggering £950.00 for the Brick Children School in Nepal.

It was an early start with the Crafternoon tea fairies preparing the sandwiches and crafts and decorating the hall.

hall view

But, by 1.30pm when the crafters  started to arrive all was looking lovely and the atmosphere was calm.

There were a variety of crafts to choose from – some easy and others that took a little time, such as the dream catcher…,


…. but they did look wonderful when they were finished.

dream catcher

The little Christmas angel looked cute – and Corinne, Keris and Hillary seem to be estremely happy with their efforts.

Hillary Keris and Corinne web

And Caroline and Fiona created little Christmas peg dollies for their festive trees….

Caroline and Fiona dolls

the most popluar craft of all though was the Christmas wreath

finished wreaths web

Though some thought it might be better utilised as a halo!

Brendas wreath web

A great time was had by all and the army of helpers went home happy that they had raised a few smiles and an awful lot of money!

group end day2 web

We would like to thank everyone who supported our event – the helpers (including husbands), those who participated and those who gave various donations (including the local cycle team who dropped by on their travels).  Raising £950.00 would not have been possible without you so….  THANK YOU!!!!


Thank you for a lovely tea and congratulations on the staggering amount collected. All your hard work was certainly worth while. Ann

Well done for all your hard work and organisation and for the end result. Deedi

Congratulations on raising a terrific amount of money yesterday, it was a great afternoon. Thanks for all your hard work ( & to your helpers ). Keris

What a fantastic result – well done! Helen

It so wonderful the amount of money raised, and I love the way we all worked together
to help Hilary and Monica to do this for such a good cause. I’ve made some lovely friends in Cutting Edge and I feel very blessed to be part of this lovely group of ladies. Sandra

A fabulously organised and fun afternoon for a brilliant cause – thank you to all who worked to make it happen. Caroline

An amazing amount you made on Sunday and it was such fun. Jan

Sunday was a great fund raiser, what is great is the pleasure people have while raising so much money for others.Liz

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Crafternoon Tea

3 Jul


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Fundraising for Nepal

26 Jun

Today Cowbridge Stitch and Bitchers got together with Cutting Edge members and St Hilary locals to raise money for the Brick Children School in Nepal. The event was held in Monica’s garden in St Hilary.



It was touch and go whether the weather would hold out for the event – after some wonderful sunny days it was forecast to rain? Thankfully, the rain didn’t arrive until after the event and everyone had time to catch up and eat cake in the garden.

Friends from the village and further afield came to enjoy the morning and very generously gave to raise funds for the Brick Children School in Nepal. £635.00 was raised in total.

group conservatory

group patio



Many thanks to everyone who gave their support either by attending, donating funds or cakes, which all helped to make the morningsuch a success!


Time Out For Some Festive Fun

4 Dec

After a hectic time planning and running the Festive Coffee Morning & Craft Sale the Cowbridge Stitch and Bitchers found time for some R&R at their recent Christas meal.

group at meal

And, everyone was thrilled that Seamus made a guest appearnace – he hasn’t been around since his epic journary around the world earlier this year with Angus.  He looked a little glum to start with..

Helen and Seamus

but soon got into the swing of things with a little encouragement from Deedi. She just couldn’t wait to show him the gift of socks she received from  Secret Santa.

Deedi and Seamus

And Jess was thrilled when she opened her present – commenting that turquoise was one of her favourite colours.

Jess sweater and bag

She was even more pleased when she relaised that she had a second gift to open which was much more her taste.

Jess present

Desserts fiollowed, which looked and tasted delicious even if some were still a little frozen. But, ever resourceful Jenny managed to remedy the problem with her pavlova by placing it over the tea light for a bit of warmth!

Jenny and Helen


All in all, a good time was had by all and we’re looking forward to next year already! Merry Christmas everyone.



Festive Fundraising a Huge Success

29 Nov

Today, we held our Festive Fundraising Coffee Morning and Craft Sale in Cowbridge and as is the norm there was concern that we might not get enough people through the door to match the funds that we raised last year.But, thanks to the genorosity  of friends, family and local shoppers we exceeded our expectations and raised a staggering £1,024.50!

We did have a dazzling array of goodies on offer.


Helen aND hILARY web

Along with a tombola stall…

sian and jackie web

delicous home made chocolates and biscotti

Jess and Jenny web

Phoenix Cards, Valerie Chcken products and delicious spicy food produce.

Plus, watch out Deedi – we have a new model…. Fiona spent the afternoon selling knitted items and found she was far more successful when she modelled them!

Fiona web

Of course we musn’t forget our wonderful kitchen angels who beacered away in the background to provide tea, coffee and home made cakes.

kitchen ladies photoshopped

A very satisfying result. All the proceeds raised will be donated to the British Heart Foundation in memory of our dear friend Pam – she would be proud!

All Hands on Deck

29 Nov

Only one day to go and it will be the Festive Coffee Morning and Craft Sale in the Lesser Hall Cowbridge. So, as is the tradition, the group met to to price the goodies.

It is always an entertaining afternoon trying to get agreement about how much things should be – what a dilemma.

28 Nov pricing

And whilst this debate was going on some were keeping their heads down and minding their own business!

28 Nov Deedi and Pat

And others were beavering away in the background.

28 Nov Clare and Helen

A busy but fun afternoon with great expectations that we will sell everything on the day!

Christmas is Coming …..

7 Nov

And our festive coffee morning and craft sale draws nearer!

So, today it was all hands on deck to get making! For most of us anyway…

Jess and Jackie 7 Nov 2014

Jess is a star when it comes to making eye catching decorations – sure to be snapped up quickly!

xmas decs Jess 2014

And, whilst Jess was busy stitching Hilary and some of the others were busy sewing up crocheted squares to make into baby rugs and cushions.

Hilary crocheting

All we need now is lots of people to join us………….

between 10.30am and 1.30pm on Saturday 29 November in the Lesser Hall , Cowbridge Town Hall to drink coffee, eat cake and buy our crafts!!





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