Wednesday, February 10, 2010

little things here and there

Its February, and I'm still not into the swing of things. This year is just going slow when it comes to creating. Somedays I'm at peace with the fact that my life is to busy to squeeze in a lot of sewing, and others I miss it terribly. I have managed to find a few bits and pieces of time to work on a few projects...but the fact that I have been working on the same quilt since before the holidays is a bit discouraging.

What I have managed to finish is a cover for my kindle. I received my kindle for Christmas and instantly fell in love with it. I looked on the internet for a cover, but just couldn't decide on I had to make one.

My kindle and itouch tend to travel together, so the pocket on the front of the cover was a perfect solution.

Now my two favorite items are safe from scratches and dirty fingers! My sister gave me the love bookmark as a gift and I think it accents the case perfectly, even though with a kindle the need of a bookmark is obsolete.

Other than the few moments of sewing I get, I have been reteaching myself how to knit. I am in awe of all those beautiful sock books and am determined to make some of my own. I have carpal tunnel in my right hand, which stopped me from knitting years ago, but since I don't like to give up on things easily....I am teaching myself to use my left hand to make most of the movements. I was taught to knit as a child, by my mother, who thankfully taught me to knit continental style. This makes training my left hand to do most of the work much easier.

Hopefully, I will have a new cute pair of socks to show shortly....and if I am really lucky, I will have a new quilt to share with all of you soon.


  1. Cute Kindle cover, and clever pocket for your itouch.

  2. LOVE the kindle cover, SO MUCH! Great job!!!! I can't wait to see the socks! Maybe next month!?

  3. hi chris! it was nice meeting you at the LAMQG. love the cover. great work!

  4. i love the pocket for the hone on your kindle cover...that is a really great idea

  5. It's perfect! What a great choice in fabric...

  6. That is an excellent job! :) I love the fabric, where did you get that!?!