Monday, December 17, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Just a quick update. My son had his spine surgery three weeks ago today and is doing wonderfully! He ended up getting two 6.5" titanium rods and 12 screws in his spine. But, after three weeks, he is walking around and feeling much better. :)
Neil the Tortoise, is doing great too. He is so cute in this picture - he looks like he is smiling! Working it for the camera. He wanted to be a supermodel, but it took way too long for him to walk the runway. Sorry Neil.
I will post a picture of the cat tomorrow for Wordless Wednesday. She leaves me speechless. Furious and speechless, is more like it. More on that tomorrow. A picture will say1000 words....
Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Posted by Cindy Breninger at 3:49 PM
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
On Wednesdays all over the internet, bloggers post photos with no words to explain them on their blog. Hence the ‘Wordless Wednesday’ title. The idea is that the photo itself says so much that it does not need any description. I am not a photographer by any means, but I love snow, I love to ski, I love to take pictures, so here you go. :)
Have a wonderful day. :)
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I got this idea from Claudia Willison, you can check out her blog here:
Have a wonderful day. :)
Posted by Cindy Breninger at 1:42 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
As much as I love working with logs and concrete, I am also finding I love to sew. Sewing is one of those things I have always wanted to learn, but never knew where to start. I am fascinated when someone shows me their newest sewing creation - mainly because it is such a mystery to me how that started from a piece of fabric and is now something useful - so I am more than happy to try to figure it out.
I recently acquired a sewing machine and took a few sewing classes. These classes were wonderful as I had no idea what a bobbin was, or a footer, or even how to thread the machine. But, since learning the basics, I am starting to get the hang of it.
I spent Friday night hanging out with the machine. I found the cutest material, it is light green with cute little ladybugs and I wanted to make a cute girls' dress. How hard could that be? It looked easy....but things are not always what they appear to be.
Oh, head's up for new sewers buying patterns marked "Easy": Easy does not really mean easy. Trust me on this and I will explain. I bought a pattern that was labeled "EASY" but it turned out to be anything BUT easy. Unless their easy means you will be sewing for six hours, cursing at your machine, walking away from the machine, coming back, and then finally getting it right at 2:00 am., it was not easy. But, I am not one for quitting, so I had to finish.
About 2:00 am, a miracle happened, a moment of triumph - I finished the little dress AND I added a pocket! This is only amazing as the pattern did not include a pocket and I figured out how to make one and sew it on. To a veteran sewer, or even an intermediate and maybe even some beginners, that would be no big deal, but to me, it was huge. I finished the dress AND sewed on a pocket! Like I said, a moment of triumph! I have to take them where I can get them.
Here is the little dress I made. Please go on and on about the fabulous pocket. haha
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Sorry I haven't been around much, just been busy.
As a lifelong Phillies fan and baseball fan, my son and I often go to baseball games. Only bad thing about being a Philadelphia Phillies fan while living in CA is that it is quite a drive to see them play at home.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Posted by Cindy Breninger at 3:59 PM