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!!





5 Aug

Following the thrills and spills of activity over the last few months it was time for us all to relax and enjoy a summer meal at the Beech Tree at Culverhouse Cross.


And, now that Caroline has retired she is able to join the merry clan!


It was also great to see Hilary, recovering well from her foot operation and sporting a very trendy surgical boot that was a perfect match for her shoe -or was it that she bought the shoes to perfectly match  her trendy boot?

Hilarys shoes

A great evening and already looking forward to the next one !

Lesotho Children Thrilled With Their Shoes

28 Jun

The shipment of shoes has arrived in Lesotho and the children at St Gerards school are thrilled.



children getting shoes

As well as shoes the shipment contained shoe bags, knitted toys, sweatshirts and sports clothes!

Well done to everyone who made it happen and well done to Lakeside school – what a great support they are to St Gerards!


Cowbridge S&B in Action!

9 May

As well as being chatty our group can also be very productive and today was a good example. Everyone was busy doing something. Hilary and Jackie were busy winding silk threads on to card – a job that seems to be never ending but Hilary is doing a great job selling it to raise money for charity.

9 May 2014

Jenny was making a pair of baby bootees ready for the arrival of another grandchild and Helen was busy knitting for her very first grandchild.

Pam was finishing off her challenge quilt and Monica was completing more Scottie Dogs!

And, not forgetting Deedi, who was pulling a dress to pieces so that she could make it into something else – or to sew it back together again!?

Never a dull moment and more to look forward to throughout the summer!


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