Monday, June 24, 2013

A Little Sewing and a New Trick

Wow I can't believe how long it has been since I have been in my play room, or even touched a sewing machine!  GASP!  I have been so busy and crazy schedules have not helped matters either.  Anyway I had a free morning to sew.  What did I work on?  I had a chance to work on the Quilty Barn Along from Lori Holt at  Bee in My Bonnet.  I am just about 2 months behind.  Oops.  Great tutorial and it went together super fast.

What else did I do today?  I updated my reading list.  I know sounds kind of crazy but I am one of those people that there are very few books that I want to read more than once so I keep track of the books I have read, and ones I want to read in a spreadsheet and tick them off when I have finished them.   

I have a 2nd generation Kindle and I get an e-mail daily from Pixel of Ink that lists the free or discounted books from Amazon.  I have found lots of new authors and read some great books, I have also moved out of my normal comfort zone, and actually read a couple of biographies.  The other cool thing I discovered, there is a function on the Kindle that will read the book to you.  Sew while I am working on my blocks, I have a book playing.  Another really cool new feature from Amazon is that you can "borrow" a book.  You do not have to buy the book, but can borrow the book for a month.  What a great way to get more reads. Makes me feel like I am accomplishing so much more for some crazy reason. 

Two more days until the Put a Stamp On it Blog hop.  My day is July 3rd, and I can't wait to see all the wonderful creations by all of the talented bloggers out there.  All the yummy posts will begin on June 26 at SewWeQuilt!

2 comments:

Missy Shay said...

I like your barn. When your kindle is reading to you, does it sound like a computer?

Carrie P. said...

another cute block. Can't wait to see what your stamp looks like.