No, it isn’t a quilty toy, but I’m loving it just the same. My computer is ancient by technology standards – about 6 years old, maybe more. I’ve been thinking about getting a laptop, but couldn’t justify the cost, when simply adding RAM to the old one should fix most of the issues I’ve been having. It would be nice to be portable, but I don’t NEED it. And really, do I need to haul a laptop around with me everywhere? Because you know I totally would do that. Then I thought about a netbook – smaller, still functional for most of what I do, but again, do I want to drop a few hundred bucks on something too small to be truly productive?
I’d about given up the idea when my aunt showed up on Sunday and asked for help laptop shopping. She doesn’t need anything fancy, but the netbook she’d been using was just too small for her to see easily. Certainly, I’d help! And what was she going to do with her old netbook? Sell it! Would she sell it to me?
See my new toy? Now that I’ve figured out how to turn off the mouse pad so I can type without jumping all over the place when I accidentally touch it with my thumbs, I love it! The only down side is that I had to cut my fingernails short. Now I just have to figure out how to put EQ7 on it.
Of course, the first thing I had to do was make a sleeve for it. This morning, 6:00 a.m., I started working on it and had it done in a little over an hour.
The only thing I’d change is the Velcro – I wish I’d used a longer piece, so the corners don’t stick out.
Outer fabric is by Pillow and Maxfield for Michael Miller Fabrics, Pattern # DC-4094 Large Whimsy Doozie, inner fabric is Alexander Henry (that’s all I have).