Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Finished Another Block!

Well, I can’t believe it.  I have actually finished another block and I still have over a week before the end of November!

I have my fingers crossed that I will be able to keep this pace up and finish the quilt on time.  Oh, I do uncross my fingers while quilting.  Yea, it would be hard to hold a needle with crossed-fingers. 
I need to finish the two sashings before going on to the next block.  Even though they are more detailed, they are small and don't take more than a couple of evenings to finish.
I finally broke down and bought my first Kindle Book from Amazon. It finally came in the mail from being on backorder.  I swore I would never get an electronic book because I like the way books feel while reading them. I guess I am a Traditionalist in more than one way, but I'm going to give this a try because this Kindle has a different screen that looks like paper and I can enlarge the fonts so I don’t have to wear my reading glasses all the time.  I just won't have pages to turn.  Hmm.  Well, I'll give it a try.

The best part is that I don’t have to wait to find a bookstore. This Kindle has 3G so it is independently connected to WiFi and I don't use up our limited BandWidth.  Now I can download my new books as soon as I get the urge to buy another book.  This is going to be great!
The main reason for buying the Kindle is for storage. I have a lot of books. Books I have not read  yet and books I plan to read again. I have been trying to get rid of each book after finishing it but then I buy two more!  I finally admitted that we do not have the space for a large collection of books, not to mention the weight they add to our motorhome. So what have I been doing with the extra space?   Yea, you guessed right! Fabric and projects are filling up those empty spaces. At least they are lighter. ;0)


  1. My hubby bought me the sony ereader. Its okay. The kindle has more to offer. I'm like you though, I'd rather have a book in my hand. I have lots of books that I've gotten rid of because of weight-everytime we move it adds weight to our shipment and could cost us money. Enjoy your kindle! And awesome job on your quilt! It looks beautiful!

  2. Thanks Michelle! We had the same problem with our moves. I'll try to enjoy the Kindle. So far, I like being able to download a sample of a book (1-3 chapters). I feel like I have my own bookstore!
    How's the weather up your way? Are you staying warm and out of the wind? Sandy

  3. I found your blog at the Slow Poke Quilters page. I am so envious that you get to travel AND keep your 4 kitties. My husband and I looked at RVs a few years ago but bought a condo in Central America instead. When we lost our last kitty to kidney failure, we decided it was unfair to get another since we are away so much. I am still dragging books back and forth although there is an English book exchange in our new city. And we can download audio books from our library in Florida. Anyhow, thanks for sharing your kitty photos along with your quilts!


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