Friday, December 3, 2010

Homemade Ornaments

Dontcha just love homemade gifts?   A few years ago my girls and I made these felt ornaments from some craft directions we found in a magazine.  They made great teacher's gifts and we enjoyed spending time together making them.

There are lots of craft instructions on the web for making felt Christmas ornaments and even if you don't sew, they're relatively easy to put together and given as a gift, the recipient is sure to remember who it came from! 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Is anyone still out there?

I cannot believe another year has passed since I created this blog. What I cannot believe more is the neglect I've given this blog during the past 12 months. Yet, something won't let me let it go. So, here's to another birthday for "Cindy's Place" and I hope to get back to you soon with some fresh tid bits from my world. - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Summer Is Winding Down

I've spent much of my summer working on genealogy and staying with my Mom at her home on the river.  During one of my visits, we ventured to another town and found the coolest used book store.   After speaking with the owner, he agreed to offer my bookmarks for sale in his shop.  We spent many nights sitting at her kitchen table, putting beads together and braiding thread.   We visited again a few days later and delivered them to him.  

Here are a few of them.    The bookseller agreed that these would make great additions to books given as gifts, stocking stuffers and even just a "happy day" gift for a student.     If you're interested in getting some, please contact me at the email address on the right. 

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Project is Good for the Soul

I published this post on my Genealogy blog but thought it was fitting for Cindy's Place so I could share it with my crafting friends. So I'm not a scrapbooker... not in the cutsie die-cut adding scrapbooking way. But, I really wanted to make a book for my Mom about her family so I sat down with everything I knew that was interesting and pulled out all the documents I had, photos, stories and such and I got to work.

I was not planning on making a book of everything I knew about her whole family, but rather her Father and his immediate family, so I started with his parents.

The first page was an introduction and their marriage certificate, that's where the story began. I then gave information about their travel to the US, how the family was seperated for a few years and how one of her uncles was left in England.
After a page for each of her grandparents, I then created as many pages as needed for each of their sons, obviously her father I had a lot of information for and he ended up with 6 pages.

I created the book for my Mom back in 2008 and have just completed one for her brother (shhh, don't tell - it's a surprise) and will send it to him soon. I just wanted to share a few of the pages here.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

In Memory of Dad

I want to thank all of you who have reached out to me during the last few months with uplifting messages of strength during this difficult time.

My Dad, Donald F. Keener, ended his fight on December 21, 2009.

May he rest in peace.

I love you Dad