May 10-11th 2004, Springfield Oregon
This is my second class with the lovely Louise Collgan. The first was with the Lacemakers of Puget Sound. May 27 – May 29, 2000. This year I’m working the butterfly pattern.
Milanese is an Italian Bobbin Lace. It is characterized by freely flowing decorative braids.Milanese lace was made from the 17th century up to the late 18th century and was made mainly as flounces or entire collars or apron edgings rather than as narrow edging like Genoese. Milanese was, in contrast to genoese, boldly flower patterened and free-flowing.
I found the picture on the internet. Its a sample for a clipart collection. When they are finished they will be 8 x 20 inches. The pair is for my mom & paul’s mom. They both have birthdays on March 11th.
It’s now August 30th. I just got this in the mail today. I am such a terrible daughter. I couldn’t figure out how to get it into a box. It just occured to me that I could go to Mailboxes Etc. and they would package it for me.
Sunday, May 9 at 1:41 PM #
Paul & I signed up with Portland Fit this year. We had our first 8 mile run on Saturday. We always start at the Old Spagetti Factory on the water front. The route this week went over the Hawthorne Bridge, Past OMSI on the trail to the 1 mile marker and then over the Steel Brigde. I brought my camera this week. Paul is in the first two pictures but hard to see. I took them while moving. This is our training schedule We have one long group run and 3 training runs during the week. I love the group runs because of all of the people and the river is beautiful. I think the dragon boats are really cool.
Saturday, May 8 at 1:32 PM #
April 30th â€“ May 2nd marked the 3rd Annual Beach Weekend. This tradition was started by Tanja in 2002 who has moved back to Germany and is getting married this summer. The first two years we stayed at the same house in Manzinita. That house was not available for weekends that we were. Michael Wallish found a great house further north. Its hard to find a place that will allow 9-11 adults. There were some big advantages to going later in the year that include sunbathing!
We stayed a Bailey’s Beach House in Nedonna Beach, just south of Nehalem Bay. The House has 4 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 bathrooms, a loft and most importantly – a huge hot tub and wireless internet. It is a bit sad that out of the nine of us we had 4 laptops. My defense is that I had to be on-call that weekend. I did use the internet connection to find a recipe for short bread cookies.
The pictures in my photo album are stolen from Michael and Alex. For a complete photo documentation go to Michealâ€™s Website.
to make a nuisance of myself with my new digital camera. Paul & I went to Fryâ€™s last night and bought a ” Canon S410.” I had hoped that Fryâ€™s might have a deal on a refurbished camera or last yearâ€™s model. They had a couple of S400â€™s that were floor models. They were really dinged up and were camera only, no battery, battery charger and no cables. They wanted $250-$300 for that (yikes).
I didnâ€™t really have anything to photograph this morning. I took pictures of the yard. The memory card that comes with my camera is 36 MB so I can only annoy people 15 pictures at a time.
Itâ€™s good by to my old. ” Kodak DC290.” The old klunky thing lasted 8 years which is pretty amazing. I bought it because I had a â€˜hugeâ€™ Compact Flash Card 48 MB. There were only a few at that time that used Compact Flash. I was surprised to see how many there are now. At that time I knew people who actually put 3.5â€ floppy disks in their cameras.