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Thursday, March 14, 2013

No Mystery Here ... Nancy Drew Hop

 
It is certainly no mystery that this hop is filled with absolutely
creative stitchers!  To be honest, I feel a little below par this
time around with my sewing machine woes, but I will
still share because, well, heck, this is what I created ....
 
So, why don't you pull up a seat for your reader ...
you know your Kindle, your Nook, or your Ipad,
your choice ...
 
I share with you my Reader Seater: 
 I'd apologize for the quality of the pictures, but with the weather we've been
 having and the hours I've been working, its been dang near impossible to
get outside for a nice shot without rain or to try and catch the sun ...
I'm sure you all understand and will give me a pass ... won't you?
What?  You don't have one? 
Well darn it all, the pattern should be available
real soon, by none other than yours truly ...
 
This Reader Seater is approximately 12" by 10" and
filled with polyfill beans just like a bean bag.
 
You see, I was inspired to make this Reader Seater because
more often than not, I'm sitting in my bed late at night either reading
 or cruising blogs, or even catching a movie, on my reader. 
Normally, that late at night, I'm tired and my hands get very
 uncomfortable hanging on to the reader.  I do have one of
 those fancy cases that fold into a sort of tripod stand, but
 then there's the question of stability if I move the slightest bit.
 
This Seater is actually a beanbag I designed for this hop
and I thought how fitting it would be to have a Reader
chair made out of Nancy Drew's book bindings, just like
 library shelves.  Yes, really, as soon as I saw this Nancy Drew
Get a Clue fabric, this is what I had in mind ... isn't it fun? 
I believe the final pattern have a pocket on the side, or even the back,
but for the blog hop, I wanted to showcase the Nancy Drew books.
 
Well, I will stop droning on about my creation and
 encourage you to visit my fellow creators today:
 
Friday, March 15, 2013
 
I am sure you will be inspired by so many and as I am,
grateful for the leadership of Carol of Just Let Me Quilt
 and for Madame Samm for her brilliant ideas and
willingness to steer so many of us to be creative.
Thank you Ladies!!
 
And I also thank each and every one of you that visit not
only me but every one along the hop and leave such very
kind words that mean so very much to us creative souls!
 
Remember:
 
 
Warm hearted wishes to you,
 
 

65 comments:

Judy B said...

Your Nancy Drew Reader Seater is fabulous! Can't wait for your pattern Thank you for sharing.

sew.darn.quilt said...

I don't have a reader but this is such a cute seater!

Theresa said...

Brilliant, I love your Reader Seater, what a great idea.

Lesley said...

Now aren't you the smart cookie! Ingenious and so cute! Thank you for sharing your creation!

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

This is a brilliant idea. My poor hands do ache at night tying to hold my kindle or iPad.

Gill said...

What a great idea!
Thank you for sharing!

charlotte said...

Wendy, you are so creative! I never would have thought of this. I will wait for the pattern!

Michele said...

Terrific idea Wendy and so, so adorable. I don't have a reader yet but when I do I'll have to have one of these for myself.

Sowing Stitches said...

Wendy,
It's early and I've yet to 'locate' my glasses for the day...but when I saw your first photo I gasped...I thought you had completely covered a 'real life size' chair in Nancy Drew Fabric for your reading room! Which I thought was totally COOL! Back to reality and better vision...Great idea for a reader chair for your e-reader!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

How clever! That's perfect. I would even use it at the table while eating breakfast - I love to catch up on my reading early in the morning.

Patty D from NC said...

This is very clever. Thanks for sharing.

Julia said...

What a great project! Love that you used the book shelf fabric. Thanks for sharing.

Vickie said...

C-L-E-A-V-E-R !

Madame Samm said...

OK< love this...what you talking about...I think this is an amazing project for sure I would make one...yes

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What a unique idea!! and it's cute

Jeanie said...

Oh my....amazing! It could even be a little cuddle chair for a small pet. Oh so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Mimi said...

This is perfect!!! Great idea and I can't wait for the pattern to be released!! Thanks for sharing in the hop!

Chiska said...

Fantastic idea! I love it.

beaquilter said...

This is amazing! great chair!!

Linda J said...

How very clever of you---necessity IS the mother of invention after all! The book shelf piece from the line is a perfect choice for this.

Thearica said...

Now this is a unique and clever contribution to the hop! Great job!

Linda said...

Oh, Wendy....your Reader Seater is so clever!! Great idea! How perfect for our modern day "books"!

Carol said...

WOW, your Reader Seater is a great idea and something most of us would love to use. Thanks for sharing your new creation! :O)

Sharon said...

Wendy this is absolutely a wonderful idea and so appropriate for this theme. Will you kindly let us know when the pattern is ready please..

Cathy said...

Okay! Your Reader Seater is superb, fantastic, useful, cute. This is a great idea! Nice work!

krislovesfabric said...

I really like your new creation, so fun to have a place to put your reader...congrats on your new pattern :)

apple blossom said...

cute...love it

Kathy H said...

That little seat is the cutest. And how perfect to use the book fabric. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed seeing it.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Oh my goodness, this is adorable! What an inspired idea! I look forward to seeing your pattern. Are you selling the pattern? I totally get the tripod thing....it's ok if you have a sturdy surface, but this beanbag chair would be perfect! Congrats on being one of the chosen!

Kathy L said...

Love it. Hope to see the pattern real soon.

Anonymous said...

Oh I love this bean bag chair and would love to have the pattern to make it. Please let me know when it is available.

Thanks,

senstrings (at) yahooo (dot) com

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wendy! are you kidding this is amazing! My arms get tired too!! Love this!

Vicki H said...

Very creative, it's perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Domestic Bliss said...

oh... that's so cute!! thanks for sharing your wonderful idea!

Sandy said...

Absolutely Marvelous! What a great reader seater!

Patty said...

I LOVE this Great job. I will be happy when you show us how you made it. I know several people who would need this.

Needled Mom said...

This is darling and deserving of most creative today.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

This is perfect! Will definitely get the pattern!

Cecilia said...

Great idea! I love it and would love to make one. Thanks for sharing.

jan said...

Sew cute!! And VERY creative! Thank you for sharing with us! Great job!

Beth Strand said...

What a great idea! I often send quilt patterns or blog pages to my reader and then use it in my sewing room...it would be so much easier with one of these!

patchouli moon studio said...

Such a cute idea Wendy. I don't have a reader, but I love the idea.

Tricia said...

OHHHH TOOO CUTE!!!! This little chair is something I would like to try. Although I don't have any of those "fancy new gadgets" but what I do have is a little doll that I could place in it. {{WINK WINK}} I can't wait to see the pattern when it becomes avaliable. Thank you for sharing it with us and being part of this wonderful blog hop.

Sincerely,
Tricia

Tammy said...

Great idea. I should make myself soemthing like this. Cause my hand s get worn out holding my table tall the time too at night to read and surf blogs & check email .

Teresa said...

I love the little chair. Never would have thought of that!

BizyStitches said...

That is a great idea. I have problems holding my Kendel too. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

what a fun project! Great way to stay hands free while reading!

Rebeckah Austin said...

What a neat idea :)

Amy said...

What a cute and clever idea!

OhioLori said...

Well how coool is that!!! Very creative & soooo fun!!! I'd love to make one for my sister-in-law!! She wuole loooove it!! :)

Just Quilt It said...

What a clever pattern. Every reader should have one!

Britt-Inger said...

such a clever rest place for your reader. Thanks for sharing

MooseStash Quilting said...

You've done it! Topped off all the great projects. I just LOVE your ereader seater! Now when can we expect patterns to be available to purchase!! hint hint!

Susan said...

BINGO!!
You hit a 'home-run' with that one!!!!
You are such a clever one now aren't you? I must make one when the pattern is available.

madebymeinred said...

Can you see my smile? This is so cute--and CLEVER!

sandra said...

Wow that is what I need.I just got an I pad and like you I use it a lot in bed so what a creative idea. Thank you I will be looking for tutorial. Blessings Sandra

The Slow Quilter said...

Now that is just one cute reader sitter, I have two kindles and I would love to make one myself, can't wait for your pattern to come out.

MoeWest said...

This is so creative and the fabrics are perfect for a reader chair!

LJ said...

Wendy, that's an adorable creation and a grand idea, too. If I had a reader, I'd want to make one myself.

Sewconsult said...

LOVE your reader seater! I need one for the very same reason that you made yours. Please keep a list of those who are interested in your pattern when you get it ready for market. I would like to buy one.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Suze said...

An absolutely adorable and functional creation! I know the feeling of holding a Kindle with tired hands. This is a perfect solution and showcases the Nancy Drew fabrics to the nth degree. Thank you for participating and enduring the trials and tribulations to inspire us. I can hardly wait until you have the pattern complete.

Cindy said...

What a clever project! Its really cute.

thepiececorps said...

I love how "kind" your reader will be for your hands and for your reader! I love the book spine fabric as well. B-)

Brenda said...

What a wonderful idea! My best friend has Rheumatoid Arthritis and I bet she would love one of these at the end of the day.

Corrie said...

So creative! Pretty cool Wendy!

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