Cover girl


Not sure who came up with that peculiar list of anniversary gifts, but it’s always fun to use as a guide. So when hubby’s and my eighth anniversary rolled around this week, I had two choices: bronze, if I wanted to stick with the traditional, or linens if I wanted a more modern flavor.

Bronze isn’t exactly the most useful substance on earth. What does one purchase for your best friend and life partner? A tie pin? Key ring? Elephant yard sculpture?

Scratch bronze.

But linens weren’t much better. A sheet set from Bed, Bath & Beyond just doesn’t scream “thanks for spending your life with me.” And towels weren’t an option, since I gave one to Brad as part of last year’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy birthday theme.

Then I thought, what if I make something. That would be special, right?

Just one problem:  I can’t actually sew.

But that didn’t stop me. Brad’s iPad (or as I prefer to call it, the iBrad) gets tossed about in his messenger bag every day, and a handmade cover seemed like a pretty simple project. So to the fabric scrap pile I went and, using these directionsmanaged to make something that was surprisingly functional.

Happy to report hubby overlooked the cover’s many flaws (heat-activated Velcro is useless — useless, I say) and appreciated the effort that went into every stitch. And isn’t that what marriage is all about?

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