Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fort 4 Fitness - Four Mile Walk, Sat, 9/27/2008

Here are our stats - much room for improvement!

4-Mile Run / Walk

4-Mile Run / Walk
September 27, 2008 - Ft. Wayne, IN
number of finishers: 972
number of females: 742
number of males: 230
average time: 54:15

Cecilia Case
bib number: 5259
age: 53
gender: F
location: Fort Wayne, IN
overall place: 868 out of 972
division place: 71 out of 81
gender place: 659 out of 742
time: 1:10:30
pace: 17:38

Susanne Sulby
bib number: 5814
age: 44
gender: F
location: Yardley, PA
overall place: 837 out of 972
division place: 84 out of 94
gender place: 636 out of 742
time: 1:08:39
pace: 17:10

Douglas Freiburger
bib number: 5260
age: 53
gender: M
location: Fort Wayne, IN
overall place: 737 out of 972
division place: 20 out of 23
gender place: 187 out of 230
time: 1:05:02
pace: 16:16

Neighborhood Block Party

On September 13, 2008, there was a block party in our neighborhood, celebrating the electronics makeover given to the home of our neighbors, The Royers. Here is me at the party and the website - telling more of the story - is here:


Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Athletes

Matthew and Polly participated in the Skylands Triathalon A half mile swim, 13.5 mile bike ride and a 5k run. Reports were of a very muggy day but the water was a nice temp and it did not rain.

The challenge has been launched for next year. Matthew has his sights on Philly in June and perhaps a San Francisco swim from Alcatraz - yikes!

Polly got second in her age group - 55 and alive!!!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Learning Hardanger

Some of you may know that I am teaching hardanger - through the use of Janice Love's Basics and Beyond book - to several of my co-workers. I have taught this technique before but, this time, I decided to experiment on my daughter, Katie, first to see if I could teach her and then use that experience to teach my co-workers. Katie capably mastered the first part of the series, kloster blocks. This is a picture of Katie working on the second lesson, blanket stitches. She seemed to master that section quite well, too. Next she will work on petite blanket stitches and then algerian eyelets.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Louisville Trip

The EGA's 50th year was celebrated in style, as heralded by this elegant musician, who played while the attendees entered the opening banquet!

The below picture shows the 4 lovely Fort Wayne EGA ladies (Sarah, Sue, Joyce, and Cici), who celebrated Sarah's "29th" birthday at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY, the home of the EGA's National Seminar, September of 2008.

I was lucky enough to attend for four days, during which I took two classes. The Saturday-Sunday class was a beaded watch called, "It's About Time". I was able to finish the watch during the two day class, all because of the talented instruction of the teacher, Deanna Powell. Below is a picture of my watch in progress and of Deanna helping me with the beading.

The Monday-Tuesday class was taught by Canadian designer, Deanna Bartell and you can see my progress on "Molly's Mouse below. I loved the class as it was on stump work, a technique I knew little about and found it to be very interesting and fun.

This is the end of the story - Cici at Linn's Paradise Cafe - funky restaurant with great food and fun gifts!