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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Oops, Sorry! and Ta Da!

First, I need to take spelling lessons. Nicholas Hornby (without the additional "s") will hopefully forgive me. I may eventually go back and correct all of my previous misspellings of his name, but not today.

Here is what I made last night: My own almost perfect reading pillow. At home, I have a special pillow that I keep in my lap as I read, but I wanted more. Last night, made a new cover and stuck the old pillow inside!
The green roll in the above pocket is margin tape, for those annotations in library books. The Page Points are wonderful ways to find excerpts, quotes, etc. that you like and might want to find later. Both are from Levenger's.

Discovered the Page Points a couple of years ago when Iliana posted about good gifts for readers. I gifted myself!
There are a few things I'd do differently, but nevertheless, I love my new reading pillow! It will hold my pages open when I eat and will keep necessary items near by.

Now, I must get ready, pack a few things, and head down to the country. Which books shall accompany me?

26 comments:

Literary Feline said...

Your reading pillow is beautiful and practical, Jenclair! I am sure you will get good use out of it. :-)

Have a great time in the country.

Kailana said...

That is a really good idea... Now I want one. lol

Have a good time in the country! Happy reading!

Sherri said...

Jenclair, I love your new reading pillow! I love the fabric you used, how beautiful! Enjoy!

chris said...

that is such a fabulous creation. i'm terribly envious because i have no skill whatsoever in design/sewing. i want one! :)

Ladytink_534 said...

That is awesome! You could probably sell those... I know I want one!

SuziQoregon said...

Beautiful! I want one!

Lexi said...

Well, how talented are you?! That pillow is awesome. I have something called a Gimble that I got at Barnes & Noble or Borders, that holds the book open for me when I need my hands. But it's made of plastic and not nearly as nice as your pillow!

Iliana said...

I want one!! Your reading pillow is awesome. Not only is it perfect for reading but also for journaling. I love it.

Lisa said...

I love it!

jenclair said...

LF - Thanks! I wish now I'd brought it with me here to Raft Bayou, because when I finish playing on line, I'm going to be reading!

Kailana - I think it is going to work very well! I'm having a great time, but I'm pretty full after eating and socializing all afternoon and evening. Books next!

Sherri - Thanks!

Chris - It is pretty simple...the only hard things involved those darn elastic straps to hold the book!

Ladytink - You're making my head swell!

SuziQ - Thanks! It is really nice to have the pockets with all my stuff at the ready!

Lexi - I like having the pillow raise the height of my book in my lap, but your Gimble sounds great!

Iliana - Remember when you recommended those Page Pointers? They really are handy!

Lisa - Thanks!

Eva said...

Very cool!

Bybee said...

Very nice reading pillow!

Nymeth said...

lol, I've made mistakes like that before.

And I LOVE your reading pillow!

Booklogged said...

What a wonderfully clever idea. I may have to break out my sewing machine. I disparately need a sewing room. I always read with a pillow on my lap and the book setting on top, so a reading pillow would be perfect. I think you could sell these, Jenclair.

Annie said...

Beautiful pillow and so efficient. My sister gave me some page points years ago for Christmas. They arrived through the mail with some other things from Levenger's. No explanation. Now, years later, I know what to do with them. I feel like a goof. LOL

Carl V. said...

That is so great, JenClair!!! So incredibly creative and practical at the same time. Wow!

jenclair said...

booklogged - Really an easy project. Give it a whirl!

Annie - :) They really are cool. I have them stuck all the way through Galileo's Daughter.

Carl -- Thanks, Carl!

Carl V. said...

I cannot wait for your review of Galileo's Daughter. It is a cherished book.

Stefanie said...

Love your reading pillow! And I love page points too. I've used them for years. They are marvelous little things.

jenclair said...

Carl - I've finished, but now to write the review. I have so many pages marked!

Stefanie - Thanks! Yes, the page points are so handy!

Red lady-Bonnie said...

Your reading pillow is really pretty. I love the fabric choice and it looks comfy if it is on your lap. You should consider making and selling these! I would love to buy one. I have found the page points in library books and used books. Now, I know what they are. I've never used margin tape...that sounds interesting!

jenclair said...

Bonnie - Thanks! I'm enjoying the pillow; glad I finally followed through with the idea!

Diane said...

WOW...You are so talented. That lap pillow is awesome.

BTW, Your blog is really nice.

jenclair said...

Diane- Thanks! And thanks for visiting!

Rhinoa said...

That's awesome, I love it!

jenclair said...

Thanks! I'm really enjoying the my pillow, and I've got a couple in progress as gifts.