Thursday, February 4, 2010

My NOOK in a cranny....

I don't know if you can see by this photo, but the "wallpaper" on my nook is a picture I took in Florida with my dog standing between the trees....I don't know why this tickles me so much...what is that saying about small minds???
Anyhow, remember how I said I never make New Year's Resolutions...but that this year I did? One of my resolutions was to read more and I am certainly doing that albeit late at night!
My hubby bought me a NOOK electronic reader for Christmas and because of something or another or whatever I had to wait weeks and weeks to receive it. Well it finally showed up in the mail a few days ago and I just love it. I have downloaded just about all the free classics I can get my hands on, and am currently reading "Dracula" by Bram Stoker....I've never read it before, it is spooky!
I just finished reading "Dear John" by Nicholas Sparks and a few articles from my subscription to Guideposts and I swear I almost drowned my nook in tears, I need to find an impermeable suit for my nook to keep it from short circuiting in future if I continue to read stories that make me cry. Hubby bought me a cover for my nook that is just begging to be decorated with tatting.
The most exciting thing about plunging into the world of epublishing is the opportunity to publish my own works. I have gobs of poetry, a book I wrote when hubby was fighting in Iraq and of course my Snowboarding Chronicles; a series of short true stories of my many near death experiences.
I've already played around with getting some tatting patterns on the little machine but am not entirely satisfied with the results. So many things to do and so little time. ARGHHH! Seriously, has anyone figured out cloning yet???
So why I am blogging about my nook? Well, it just so happens that Barnes n Noble has an ebook lending feature (one of the main reasons I chose this ereader over many others)and if any of you out there also have a nook perhaps we can lend each other books. Cool huh?
This weekend I will be listing my new precious metal shuttles in my Etsy shop. I would like to keep one for myself but I cannot decide which one yet. These shuttles are .999 percent PURE Silver. Just FYI, sterling silver is 92%. Since these are my first shuttles and I endured a very steep learning curve they will be priced accordingly (that means low people...I would just like to pay for the materials and have enough left over to buy some more silver.) Also, I am working with copper, brass, ceramics and glass, and in the future my silver shuttles will incorporate a lot of other materials whereas these are PURE silver! I will also be listing new batches of hand dyed tatting threads and silks so please visit my shop this weekend! Valentines day is near and I have some lovely sweetheart gifts!

3 comments:

Tatfully Yours said...

That NOOK is soooo cool!!!!! I only wish I had more time to do some reading. I have just started "The Lace Makers of Glenmara" by Heather Barbieri. A girl friend read this book and really enjoyed it!

And I must say your shuttles are very beautiful.

Tatskool said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning. What an interesting post too.

TypsTatting said...

Just love the shuttles!!! they are really great!!!!