Saturday, January 06, 2007

Squaring up

Yesterday morning I was "squaring up" my beloved heating pad cover. This is the part where you trim your item so that you have a true rectangle made of real-live 90 degree angles. It requires measuring, lining things up exactly right, and for me it also requires being really patient and slow.

As I was doing this, I was thinking that I should play some music to facilitate said patience and slowness. And just as I had that thought, the sun came through the window in this really beautiful way.

Oh, hey! I didn't see you there. What do you know? It's my brand-new Nano.

You might be asking yourself the question: "How small or large is that music-playing device? I just can't tell from that photo."


It's tiny.

(Answer appears courtesy of the Department of Obvious Observations.)

The Nano is tiny, and I love it. I also love the heating pad cover. Together, they're an unstoppable team of warmth and joy.

After these photos were taken, I performed various sewing procedures, and some could argue the heating pad cover is finished.


Others could argue it needs just a little something else. (Like applique.)

Hopefully, that lovely sun will return tomorrow morning, and I can take photos of the options I'm toying with and post them here. Then, how about we all decide together? It'll be all: Better here? Better here?

Then, depending on how that goes, either the heating pad cover will go in the mail to the East Coast, or hilarity will ensue as I try new techniques and possibly ruin the whole thing. It's a win-win!


tiennie said...

Oh how I love my iPod! I have too much music for the Nano, actually have too much music for my iPod but that's not a problem. Have you checked out knitting podcasts yet? Lime and Violet's podcast and Cast On are 2 of my favs.

Dr. B. said...

Yeah, Tiennie - Sadly, I also have way too much music for mine. I thought it would be a good idea for "working out" or some such nonsense, but I really should just get a big one and be done with it. Thanks for the podcast recommendations! I'll definitely check them out!

Nano said...

I was so happy when they named the I-Pod in my honor :)

Can't wait to see the applique options.

Kristy said...

You and all your beautiful fabrics!! They are so pretty and you keep tempting me have fabrics of my own. Every time I visit you, I have to go promptly to or the like, just to get the visions of the fancy fabrics out of my head!

Mue said...

I personally like the 2 flowers - the ones on opposite corners. I think SIL will be very happy!