I bought myself a Kindle earlier this year, thinking how nice it would be to be able to a few books on a trip, without lugging the extra pounds with me. I fell in love immediately, and haven't bought a paper book since (with one exception, that wasn't available in e-book format). But until recently, it never occurred to me that I could tie my Kindle in with my quilting.
I don't think I would buy quilting books for the Kindle, at least not until there is a colour version available. But yesterday I decided to try something new. I was starting to read a new book, and I picked one that had text-to-speech enabled Then I headed up to my sewing room turned on the speech, and quilted for a couple of hours. I was reasonably happy with the speech quality - not great, and quite stilted, but certainly understandable. And it meant that I could do my quilting and listen to my book at the same time.
It was quite a treat, and I managed to finish 10 blocks on my blue quilt, the border on the brown fibonacci spiral, and the entire book, in two days. I even sewed two of the blue rows together. Now I'm off to start a new book. Reading it on my own this time - at least for now.