Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Happs

The title is kind of misleading as not much is going on around here. But I did make this cover for my Nook: The Original Padded Nook/ Nook COLOR/ New by BirdifulStitches I highly recommend this pattern. The directions were easy to follow, any wonkiness or poor quality is all on me.

Nell, my Nook, stored in her handmade padded cover. Much nicer than the tacky crochet thing I whipped out when I first got her.
These are the pockets. I made a few mistakes but it had nothing to do with the pattern or the instructions. It had every thing to do with my sewing machine being possessed and I think I told it to "Suck My D___". Use your imagination. It's one of my favorite lines from The Hangover and as the Spousal Unit says, "It's funny because I'm a girl". Of course, the sewing machine, every the nasty ho, told me it was thinking about getting it's bartender's license. I know makes no sense but I was terribly frustrated that day because of an uncooperative piece of machinery.

Here's the full frontal view of the inside of my Nook case. I'm so glad I finally got around to making this. I've had the pattern forever. I'll make another one as I figured out my machine issues and am more comfortable with the process.

I've been working here and there on my WR2107 Pokey Dots Throw. I'm attaching blocks as I make them. Sure it slows down the fun part, the block making, but when I'm done, I'm done, well I'll have to add edging but the blocks will all be together. No hours and hours of putting them together when I'm already sick of it.

This is my progress such that it is on Lisi Sloboda 1828 - Cross Stitch Pattern. Sorry my pic isn't better Margaret. I'll take another one when I add a few more colors. I'm converted the DMC to HDF and decided I'd use those instead of the WDWs as charted.

All crafting has been slowed considerably due to the stack of books you see in the pic above. Our library system has it's kinks. Sometimes you can request 20 books and they come in one at a time weeks apart, other times you get all of them at the same time. That's what happened to me. I'm trying to read through this stack as fast as possible. I don't enjoy pressure reading and it's my one complaint about the library but what does one expect for $0.

We have been in the middle of a major drought. Storms reach the Florida/Alabama border and run north instead of east. These clouds were a happy sight last Saturday. I hope I was able to catch the weird bright green of the water. I honestly can't tell on this old computer.

Hope everyone is enjoying these early days of summer. Thanks for stopping by!


April Mechelle said...

You have a lot happening Melissa !!! I love the Nook Cover you made. I have a kindle. I love mine. I have been stitching more than reading lately. I need to get to the library and look for The newest Stephanie Plum book, or the Sookie Stackhouse Vampire series newest book. Your Happening !!!

Margaret said...

Ok, Lisl looks great!!! I love the colors on the fabric! I'm going to have to note this down -- Light Examplar, right? i love your Nook cover too -- very nice! And the crochet is fantastic! So pretty and colorful! You've gotten a lot done with all that reading! :D

Chris said...

lots going on.
All your different finishes look great.
The Eight is one of my favorite books :)

HAve a great week.

Sylvia said...

Love the look of Lisl. Great job on your Nook cover. Had to laugh at your stack of books - happens to me all the time. Still reading Game of Thrones - I have caught up to last Sunday - but when I watch it today I will be behind again... oh well. I think there is only one more episode to go - I will miss it, but I hope to have the book finished by then. The library wants it back, but I am keeping it until its done because it will be months before I get it back with all the holds - only 180 pages to go!!

Siobhan said...

Lisl looks GREAT!! Wonderful start. It's going to be a gorgeous sampler. Great job on the cover for Nell--love the fabrics that you chose. Your crocheting is fantastic, too--I love love love that afghan. I need to remember to buy Mairead a crochet hook and put the child to work.

Love the stack of books! I've been hitting pay dirt with library books and since the lame-a*s system here only allows 5 interlibrary loans with a total of 8 books out at one time, I read them when they come in to keep the cycle going. I'm interested to hear what you think of The Weird Sisters. It's one of the books I've been trying to get here with no luck.

cauchy09 said...

wow, i'm excited about that blanket! motifs with circles have been on my mind.

best of luck with this amazing to-do list!

Anna van Schurman said...

Now see, I used to tell people to suck my c*(k and the dude finally told me it was disturbing. But it's funny 'cause I'm a girl! I guess that's how you can tell our husbands apart. Love the Pokey Dots!

Deb said...

I thought I was the only one that talked like that to my sewing machine! But it would always crack me up when I said that because I'm a girl! LOL Your Nook cover looks great!

And I know what you mean about the library. I'd love to support my reading habit for $0, but like you, I want the books and they all come in at once and usually they have to be read in 7 days. Not going to happen.

Katrina said...

Wow, you are busy, busy!!! Love the cover for your Nook and Lisl is just gorgeous!!! Pretty crochet too, the colors are yummy.

Michelle said...

Lisi looks great. And you did a great job on your Nook cover. Enjoy the books!

Dona said...

Melissa, your nook covers turned out so nicely. And your Lisl stitching is very pretty!

I love good storms and liked your picture of the ocean. You did capture the beautiful green water. Thank you for sharing that - it makes me miss the Gulf, though.

Better get reading!

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, you have lots going on, and everything looks great. Love the HDF colors you chose. They're lovely. And glad you got the Nook case completed even with the machine problems! Love the clouds over the ocean. It's gorgeous!

MamaLadyBug said...

This is an absolutely great shot of the beach. You have all the elements (sand, water, boardwalk, seagrass) and it just looks fantastic!