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Bruges Bobbin Lacing Begins

August 04, 2012 4:34 PM | Sr. Madeleine Cleverly
Tomorrow is the big day! A couple has generously offered to drive me to Logan for my 6:30 pm flight. I have all my  lace supplies because of the generosity of so many. I have little gifts of $$ tucked into my suitcase for special reats and a whirl of thoughts going through my mind. What will the class be like? What about the shops? How much lace will Sr Marie Anne know? How much time can she give me? Will I be able to keep up? Will there be lots of Cafe lattes?

My first reality check and adventure involved a bank transfer. Sisters being without  the ease  of credit cards, I  delved into wiring money to the  Bruges convent  checking acct. The first challenge was locating the Bank closest to the Convent with the correct acct and then completing the paperwork in the small burg of Orleans where wiring money maybe happens once a year indicated by the slips and snags along the way. One snag required my calling the bank which only spoke Flemish on an auto responder........ I could tell you were supposed to press a number but my Flemish is pretty rusty in fact non existent but after simply pressing  all the numbers on the keypad the call rang through. Relieved, I requested a person who could speak French and the matter was cleared up instantly but that reminded me  that I am going to another country and will be be speaking and living in French in now just  another 48 hours!

So armed with my pink block pillow, bobbins, and thread I am off!
Lace Blessings to All
Sr Madeleine


  • August 05, 2012 12:01 AM | Winann
    Have a great time.
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  • August 05, 2012 1:55 AM | Patty Foley
    Safe travels! We will be thinking of you,
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