Around Aberdeenshire’s SWI meetings

Cultercullen SWI returned after their summer break on Tuesday, September 8.

Guests were Susan and Neil Smith of Painteramics. After a brief explanation about their company, Susan and Neil invited members to paint their own ceramics.

Competition results: Item in Decopatch: 1 Eileen Andrew; 2 Carol Ritchie; 3 Liz Webster. 2 Cheesecakes: 1 Carol Hay; 2 Moreen Alexander; 3 Helen Thain. Flower of the Month: 1 Sheila Johnston; 2 Helen Thain; 3 Carol Hay.

The next meeting is on October 13.

President Ann Marston welcomed members and visitors to Kintore SWI’s first meeting after the summer break.

Following business, Mrs Morna Munro showed her collection of teapots and amused everyone with stories about them.

Competition winners: Jar of Strawberry Jam: 1 Phyllis Morrison; 2 Evelyn Murray; 3 Mabel Coutts. Favourite Teapot: 1 Sheila Miller; 2 Sheila Gray; 3 Evelyn Murray. Flower of the Month: 1 Phyllis Morrison; 2 Sheila Watson; 3 Elma Napier.

After tea, raffles and the vote of thanks by Charlotte Redford, the meeting closed with the next on October 6.

President Sue Hall welcomed members and friends to the September meeting of Auchedly and Ythanbank SWI.

After the usual business, she introduced Sheila from Aberdeen Street Pastors who spoke about the job, illustrating it with slides.

Monthly prizewinners: An Old Postcard: 1 Mabel Mitchell; 2 Doreen Gray. A Flower from the Garden: 1 Doreen Gray; 2 Ellenor Gray;3 Mabel Mitchell. Small Steamed Pudding: 1 Mabel Mitchell; 2 Margot Airth.

Mabel Stott provided sandwiches and cakes and Mabel Mitchell gave the vote of thanks.