Sunday, 8 December 2013
FNWF and could you be converted!
Like all of my Friday night sewing sessions, this one also followed on into bits of Saturday and Sunday….whenever I could fit it in…. I started this on Friday…. ……and finished it today….. Just so pretty in pink! I think I may have to make some more in other colours!!!!! …I love this design and yes, it is one by Gail Pan ( a great Aussie designer) which is featured in a new Martingale/The Pattern Place book called ‘Sew Gifts’. (Congrat’s Gail….woohooooo!) So many more great projects I’m going to have to save up and make for other FNWF nights!!!! Thanks Cheryll for another great Friday Night With Friends…..why not pop on over and see what the other girls got up to? I don’t know about you, but I found I was buying far too many ‘physical’ books….. and running out of room faster than you can say ‘Lickety stitch’. Once I found Martingale’s site, I registered for their newsletter every week, and they tell me when they have their books on sale. I have been buying e-books for quite a while now, as opposed to the hard copy ones. Sometimes (most times) it is $6 an e-book on sale…….and they hardly take any space at all! Now that USB memory sticks are so cheap, I have a different one for different things……one for my Martingale/Patchwork Place books…….an 8GB stick and, yes, I confess, I am a book hoarder…but noone would know…..dare i say it…….I have 100 books on that stick (eek!) and it’s only half full!!!!! I have one smaller one that I save all my subscribed e-mags to and other ones for backups so I don’t lose my saved patterns and tutorials on my computer (and my computer then doesn’t run so slow!!!!) So many advantages to e-books! I keep them nearby, hanging on my cupboard door handle on lanyards. I can use them on my computer, on my laptop in the sewing room, in my e-reader in bed, or even take them to a friend’s place…I can print out the whole book if I want, and bind it, but because they’re so portable and easy to access in the stick form, and take hardly any room, I generally just browse the patterns I want and print those pages out only… Then I stash them in a folder if I like the pattern or just use it for scrap paper….I can always print it again!!!! So handy!!! Don’t get me wrong, I love reading through a craft book or magazine whilst lounging on the chair, sipping a coffee or three, (after all, I was a librarian in a former life!!!) but If you’ve never thought of e-books before, try it, it’s life changing!! – I’m living proof! Are you a convert too??? Sugary hugs xox :o)