I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! Jim was sort of laid out on the sofa trying to recuperate from a nasty bout of sciatica, so I spent most of the day in the kitchen cooking and we watched some shows about Alaska at the same time. I can see him from the sofa so it's like being together without having him underfoot. It's OK, though, his dogs more than made up for it, if I said "get out of the kitchen" once, I said it, loudly, a thousand times. Dogs, argggg! Anyway, the bird came out nice, didn't it? I love that rack/pan combo, too, got it several years ago at Bed, Bath and Beyond for a mere $20, and got a rebate which made it end up costing about $7. Gotta love that and the fact that it's non-stick, clean up was a breeze!
I got an e-reader a couple of weeks ago since our local library is now loaning e-books which will save me trips to the actual library. I got a Sony PRS-T1, the new wi-fi version with a touch screen. I like it a lot, it does a lot of cool things and the librarian was very impressed with it. She's seen a lot more e-readers than I have and said this one was super user-friendly. Yay, I need that! Anyway, this is what I was doing when I was eating lunch, propping it against books and Jim's rubbery glasses case. Not terribly convenient, ya know?
I decided it deserved better and since I had made a pouch from some fabric selvages and then decided I didn't like it, I had taken it apart and kept the pieces for something. THIS project was perfect for those pieces! I added a little more to the top, adjust the angles on the fabric and sewed up a pyramid shaped base which I then filled with ground-up walnut shells for weight. I made a little bumper for the bottom to hold the bottom of the reader and voilá! A perfect little stand!
I actually had to remake the bumper thing twice to get it to hold the reader at the right angle for me to sit and read, but still, it was a quick and very satisfying project.
And here's a little sneak peek of the label for Ruthie's mug rug. I had to photograph it now because it'll be hard to see once it's attached to it.
Can you believe it? A blog post with no mention of bitt........ well, you know! Next time, for sure.
Consider yourselves warned. :)