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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

keeping up with the Joneses

For Christmas/birthday my brother & SIL got me a Kindle! wootwoot. I generally prefer to listen to books while I work in the quilt studio but since I also read before bed and the thing can load games, cookbooks, etc, in addition to my mystery books, I'm enjoying it.  My dear friend the librarian, on the other hand, is shaking her head at the demise of the actual paper book as library patronage continues to decline...

Denise - can you send me that link for free book suggestions again? I sent it to my SIL who never got it and I can't find the email in my sent box. Thanks!

Of course, you know this means I need to make a cover for my Kindle...and you know it's going to have hexies, right?! I had first thought of all purple but then thought to have purple and green. I then thought I should do some kind of hexie design and liked how the diamond looks when made into a rectangle about Kindle size. Then I slapped myself on the forehead and said KISS - we are back to just purple and green...or maybe just purple.

I pulled these strips out of  the 2.5" bin this morning. But as I am typing this I realize I need to go back and hit the 2" bin since that is really the size I use. duh!

I'll be basing my cover, really more of a pocket, on this tutorial: http://frizzylizzie.blogspot.com/2011/02/patchwork-kindle-cover-tutorial.html


Janet O. said...

My DH is trying to convert me to some form of e-reader, but so far I am still a Paper book gal!
Love purple and green together--go for it!

Denise :) said...

YAY!!! Oh the possibilities!! I have several tea recipe pdf's that I'll send to you if you want...I love loading my recipe pdf's onto my Kindle! And, if you want, I made a cover for mine, too -- you can see it in this post: http://daneesey.blogspot.com/2011/06/creative-juices.html and the link for the tutorial is in the post. I *really* like my cover and that it 'stands'. Ah, and the site for the free book notification is: http://www.ereaderiq.com/. Congrats and enjoy! What do you like to read? I'm so excited for you! :)

Michelle said...

You are going to love it !!
Your cover will look good too.

Me and My Stitches said...

I love my Kindle - hope you do too!

LuAnn said...

My DH and daughter both have a Kindle. You can loan books back and forth for 14 days, and I believe you can also borrow Kindle books from your public library. Your purple and green cover will look great!