My BFF's keeper...
Lame title, I know. I just rented My Sister's Keeper - it's my only defense.
Anyways, I made a keeper for my new Kindle. I totally know that I ordered a sturdy carrying case for safekeeping. However, I love it so much, I thought it deserved immediate protection. I sat down and whipped this guy up yesterday - seriously, a little more than an hour with a screw up - because inevitably, I put two female snaps on the case and the flap - doh! That is how I roll though - make an error on close work - but when I stand back - ah, there it is...so I expect it and don't even mind anymore. Well, sometimes I don't mind. Other times I have a drink. *hee*
I just cut out 4 pieces of fabric 7" x 10" (plus the flap on one) - including piecing some of the front patchwork which was leftover from my favorite quilt. I made a seperate inside flap of the patchwork fabric and then cut the solid colored back piece to include the flap. I figured the flap with some simple compass work. Anyways, two mini quilt sandwiches sewn together with binding. I did place the snap (male and female sides, eventually) before I quilted, so I only had to hammer it through one layer. Then I handstitched the binding back - easy peasy. And I love it. I iron'ed on the cute label because I got 50 of them awhile back when I saw them at splityarn's blog, so everything gets a label around here. I also think it makes anything look a little less then a happy accident and more like a real project.
So far I have read 2.5 books on the Kindle, it is so simple to read. But, on the same token, it is easy to order a book, anytime, anywhere - while it's a cool convenience, this could blow the book budget.
Of the books I have read recently on my new Kindle friend - I would recommend Labor Day by Joyce Maynard.
The book focuses on Henry, 13 years old, eccentic mom - kind of lost and feels like he is not good at anything. Strangely enough, an escaped prison inmate comes into their lives and affects them in many ways. Mostly making life better. It is easy to feel empathy for each person - including the inmate - they are quite likable, but none so much as Henry.