Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Meeting - Wednesday 1st July 2009

To celebrate coming first with our co-operative piece on the theme of "A Gothic Wedding" at the Anglesey Federation WI Annual Show we raised a glass of champagne to the ladies who helped to make our first show exhibit such an achievement and applauded all who contributed in many and varied ways.
As it was summer we had pimms, strawberries and dips for refreshments.
Our guest speaker for July was Benjamin Lee of Benjamin Lee Cakes.

Benjamin lives in our village. He started working in a local bakers in Llangefni, wanted to further his career so moved away to learn other skills. He has now returned to Anglesey and has been making speciality celebration cakes for some years. More recently he has purchased the Strawberrry Farm cake business and is moving it forward into other directions.

From listening and watching Benjamin demonstrating, it became apparent that he is a perfectionist and made his art look so easy. The Talwrn Lite ladies sat in awe watching him create a cake topper in the shape of a teddy and delicate rosebuds made from sugar paste.

We hope to invite Benjamin back in the coming year to demonstrate his skill with chocolate.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Anglesey Federation Annual Show - Friday 19th June 2009

All the preparations for the Anglesey Federation Annual Show were well worth the effort when we found out that we had first place for the co-operative class piece on "The Wedding" theme. We didn't want to take the usual route, so decided to go for a "Goth Wedding".
Here are the judges points and comments on our piece:

Staging & Display - 18/20 - Good visual impact.

Interpretation - 19/20 - Good for the chosen theme.

Floral Art - 18/20 - very neat c0-ordinated exhibit.

Cooked Item - 15/20 - Icing should be put on with jam not butter icing.

Craft Work - 18/20 - Great use of colour for a gothic piece.

A big thank you to Pam for creating the cake, to Anne for the sewing and floral arrangement, to Di & Marg for beading the tiara and all the other ladies who played a part in our first group exhibition.

Here is a list of our talented Talwrn ladies who were awarded 1st, 2nd & 3rd places:

1st place - Decoupage Card - Delyth

1st place - Knitted baby hat - Anne

1st place - Oil Painting - Pam

1st place - Photography - Diane

1st place - Collage - Delyth

2nd place - Poem - Diane

2nd place - Limerick - Chris

2nd place - Caption - Rachael

2nd place - Story (The day I went..) - Chris

2nd place - Yogurt Cake - Anne

2nd place - Griddle Scones - Sheila

3rd place - Oil Painting - Marg

3rd place - Paper Flowers - Delyth

3rd place - Water Colour - Marg

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Meeting - Wednesday 3rd June 2009

It's hard to believe that we have reached the middle of the year already. I hope you're enjoying the sunshine and not suffering from the heat too much.
The meeting this month had several apologies - including one from our President, Delyth Jones. Delyth was not able to be with us as she was attending the WI AGM, at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Following the business side of the meeting we welcomed Rhian from Tlws Jewellery. Rhian gave an over-view of the company, detailing it's recent growth and the countries where the items are sourced from.
Rhian had a huge selection of items for our ladies to check out - some were silver, silver plated and some even recycled from items like quality street tins which were especially interesting.
If you missed out on the meeting, or you would like to see or purchase additional items, you can visit the Tlws web site