Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

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

Wordless Wednesday

On Wednesdays all over the internet, bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it 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 got this idea from Claudia Willison, you can check out her blog here:

Have a wonderful day. :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My, what a fabulous pocket!

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

Cindy Breninger

Friday, October 5, 2012

Columbus Day Mishap

My office will be closed on Columbus Day (when the courts are closed) and I always thought schools were closed too. About three years ago, I took the kids and a friend to Scandia on Columbus Day - we were the only four people there on a holiday. It was awesome...until the school called. They asked where the kids were and I told them we were mini-golfing as it was a holiday. (Weird the school wanting to know where we were on a holiday) and then she said, "Um ma'am, technically it IS a holiday, but not a SCHOOL holiday..." Doh

P.S. The picture is of me on that day. We were messing around. One of the best days ever. :)