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Editor: Judy Brown. Added: Monday, September 25, 2017.

Isle of Whithorn SWI September Meeting.

The President, Dorothy McIlwraith welcomed all to the meeting and notified us of the following events. Dr. Macdonald had given an interesting talk on the Sandpiper Trust.                     The Competitions at the Federation meeting on 2nd December, an article in wool crochet, double egg sponge (unfilled). Group competition Rural Talents,2 craft items & 2 baked or produce items on a tray 12” x 18.” On 16th. September there is a walk round Lochnaw please wear appropriate clothing & footwear, meet at 10.30am. at breastwork car park Stranraer. Saturday, 14th. October: Ruralymics at Locharbriggs, Dumfries. Bus going with spaces for supporters. Saturday 21st. October, cookery demonstration by Monica McTurk at Auchenmalg Hall. Starts with soup and sandwich lunch. Tickets £6-00. Friday 17th. November Scottish night open to all.

Annette Torbet is prepared to take another basic crochet, names to Sheila Stewart asap. Invitation from Sorbie Parish Church to a quiz night on Friday 6th. October. Teams of 4.

New Federation Secretary takes over in December.

Dorothy then introduced the speaker, Morag Young, who gave fascinating talk and demonstration of Sugarcraft Flowers. She showed us how to make flower petals, and then make up the flower. This is an extremely time consuming and delicate craft requiring dedication, patience, and a  very steady hand. Few of us could aspire to such perfection. Margaret Cronie gave the vote of thanks to Morag.

Stem from the garden: 1) Dorothy McIlwraith, 2) Diane Collins.

.Next meeting, 2nd. October,  Blood Bikes.


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