West Seattle scenes: Barbecuing, sorting, lacemaking

Click ahead for three Thursday night scenes:

While at Alki Community Center to cover the Homestead presentation, we happened onto the Alki Elementary Back-to-School barbecue next door. Next, south to White Center:

MargL snapped that photo of donations awaiting sorting at WestSide Baby, just as the monthly afterhours sorting get-together was about to begin; she was there dropping off a carseat base for the recycling program that continues for another week. From there, to Westwood:

Last night at the Southwest Branch Library, Julie Enevoldsen demonstrated bobbin lace. A myth debunked for us on the spot, lace isn’t all white and frilly:

Another event coming up at Southwest, which is at 35th/Henderson (map) – this Saturday, 1-2 pm, you’re invited to drop by and meet Jane Appling, the new branch manager, at a gathering presented by Friends of Southwest Branch Library.

1 Reply to "West Seattle scenes: Barbecuing, sorting, lacemaking"

  • Julie September 18, 2009 (4:53 pm)

    If you’re interested in learning to make bobbin lace (it’s not hard!), please use the link on my name above to contact me. I’d love to teach people who want to learn!

    The second photo, by the way, is just something I use so that people can see the stitches enlarged–but Tracy’s right–not all lace is white and frilly:


    not all lace is made with zillions of bobbins (the pattern I’m making in the first post has only a dozen pair),

    and not all lace is made with tiny, hard-to-see threads:


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