Do have a tablet? I have an iPad and am in love with the Kindle app for it. It took me a few months to realize it would be very practical to have quilt books on my iPad. I don’t have unlimited space in my book case but still love to browse quilt books for inspiration. So, enter the Kindle app for iPad. I have bought several e-books at Amazon and can read them on my iPad very well. This is what the intro screen of the Kindle app looks like:
Beautiful, isn’t it? There are not only quilt books on my iPad as you can see, but they are mostly non-fiction. I prefer to read my fiction books on my Kindle – the fiction books often don’t have pictures and the Kindle is smaller than an iPad. (I have just finished Steven James’ “The Pawn“, wow that was a scary book. But good.) In my opinion, when you have an e-book with pictures, a tablet is the way to go!
Let’s take a look at a page of the book “Jelly roll inspirations” by Pam and Nicky Lintott. First in vertical orientation, then horizontal. It’s the same content, but in a different layout.
I love the clean look of the pages and the clarity of the pictures, as you can see on the page below.
I haven’t made a quilt yet out of one of my e-books, but that’s because I haven’t started a new quilt in ages… Well, not since discovering the Kindle-app and the electronic quilt books. When I do, I’ll let you know how it went.
Where did the first weeks of 2013 go?! February is just around the corner – well, in a week – and I haven’t. sewed. a. single. thing. What have I done with my time, you ask? Well, after Christmas I read Karen Kingston’s book “Clear your clutter” and it struck a cord with me.
So, in the first week of January I started with purging and reorganizing my clothing closet. Since then, I have decluttered tidbits here and there all over the house. Now I am in the middle of tackling my paper and photo stacks. I do that mostly by scanning the papers and photos. The scanning of the administration papers is quite boring, but also rewarding. The stacks of paper diminish (I had a stack of 30 cm high on my desk, for over a year…) while I am still fulfilling my duties of archiving the stuff. The scanning of the old photos is fun! Two years ago, I inherited pictures and memorabilia from my God aunt. The pictures are mostly from the 60′s and 70′s and quite a few are duplicates from my parents’ pictures. But the memorabilia are something else. I have an official document from 1923 to prove that my grandfather swore an oath to be honest and honorable at his job as a customs official.
I plan to scan all the old pictures and memorabilia I received over the years from different family members. Because I am the last one of the blood line from my father’s side of my family, I receive(d) a lot of stuff from my father and his siblings. It also means I have no one to leave these things to. I do the memory keeping just for myself. My plan is to make a Blurb photo book when I have scanned everything, Knowing myself, that won’t probably be in the near future…
Wishing you all a wonderful year, in health and peace. I have some wishes I would like to see materialised (I could name them resolutions, but I am not very good in keeping resolutions…) – one of them is to finish the quilting projects I have started in the last few years. But that’s for another post, first I am goining to enjoy a few days off with family and friends.
My husband and I share an office in our attic. I don’t have any pictures of the room at the moment, mainly because it is so untidy… But I am in the middle of organising my fabric and want to show you how I store my fat quarters and half yards/meters. This small cupboard stands ‘in my husbands half of the attic’ and I have filled it with my fabrics. I use carton boxes from Hema. I can easily pull a box from its shelf and see the fabrics.
The larger pieces will be stored in a different way, on comic boards. I am in the middle of ironing the fabrics and winding them on the boards. Well, I only do it when I have nothing better to do, because I haven’t decided yet where I’ll store them. Definitely in the attic too, but I need to make space in the larger cupboard ‘on my side’ of the room. Probably something I’ll do in the new year.
This is the cupboard (please ignore the mess on the floor, we need to purge some items):
And this is how I store the fabrics: