Happy 2010! Another new year is here fresh with possibilities for renewal. Somehow the air feels crisper and the skies look brighter. I have been thinking a lot these last few days about this next year. Typically, I start with all sorts of resolutions. Some I keep. Some not so much. I am beginning to realize though that the problem for me hinges on the idea that resolutions are often based on negatives. All the yuck we want to change. I am a big believer in getting the negative out there ~ shake it off so it doesn't eat you up inside. However, too much resolve on the bad leaves little room for the good. So I have decided to begin the New Year with some new focus rather ~ some "Refoculations" if you will.
One of these is reading. I want to introduce you to my new friend ~ The Kindle. Every "refoculation" needs a new toy, non? I know, I know. She has been around for a while. Seems I am always last to sign on for a new electronic device. I have been dreaming about her for some time though and must admit I am hooked. . .
Of course, along with downloading new books there are the accessories. There are reading lights, power adaptors, skins, back-up batteries, earphones, extended warranties and COVERS. A girl just has to have a cover to protect her coveted companion. It couldn't be any cover but one that made me smile. I did some Internet searching but didn't find exactly what I wanted so, I decided to pull out the ole' sewing machine and with many sewing tips from my friend, Christine, made my own cover. A little bit shabby. A little bit girlie. A little bit foofy. Perfect for me. Did you hear me sigh?
It was really quite easy and I suspect if you are skilled with the sewing machine, even easier. Just pull out your favorite fabric, a piece of fusible batting (I wanted mine to be fluffy), a pre-made 6" x 8" journal (I bought mine from Barnes & Noble and cut out the inside pages), velcro tabs (use these to secure your reading devise to the inside), some fabulous embellishments and you are good to go.