Jul 01 11
Thanks to Kelly Jackson of I Have a Notion and the folks that make the Beam N Read Light, I had the opportunity to try out this light and review it, and you’ve got a chance to win one for yourself! Now let me tell you why this light is so fantastic! Here’s what it looks like:
This battery-operated LED light comes with an adjustable neck strap so you can position the light really close to your work, leaving your hands completely free to stitch. It also comes with an orange filter and a red filter, giving you the option of determining the lighting that’s easiest on your eyes. Lastly, it comes with an optional magnifier that clips right onto the light, and I know that my aging eyes really appreciate that feature!
Think of all the sewing/quilting related tasks we do routinely that could benefit from this light, like hand applique:
or for doing the hand embroidery stitches of wool felt applique:
or sewing the binding to the backside of the quilt, or sewing a label onto the back of a quilt,…the list goes on and on. One thing that’s really impressed me about this light is that it makes it possible for me to complete my hand work in places where it’s previously been impossible to do so. Now I can do hand applique on long car rides after dark, or when I’ve traveled to teach and am spending the night in a hotel room with lousy lighting. Thanks to the Beam N Read Light, I can reclaim these lost hours and turn them into productive time!
Now that you’ve heard about this light, it’s totally understandable that you want one for yourself. Come on…you really need one for yourself, so here are 2 ways to get one! The first is to head on over to The I Have a Notion online store and pick one up for a great price! The other option is to leave a comment on this blog post by 12:01 am eastern time on Friday July 8, 2011 telling me how this light might help you, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a free light, courtesy of the mighty generous folks who make this wonderful light! In order to make this drawing available all over the world, the winner will pay shipping from Ohio, USA. And while you’re still here, make sure you zip over to Kelly Jackson’s blog at I Have a Notion to read her review of this light as well. And while you’re at it, you might just want to read every review within this blog hop, and enter each blog’s drawing! Here’s the lineup of all the reviews and opportunities to win a light:
And here’s my hand sewing tip to pass along…I use Bottom Line Thread by Superior Threads for hand applique and sewing the bindings onto my quilts. I sew a lot when I travel and I carry the “Super Bobs” pre-filled bobbins in their plastic packaging. I deliberately leave the threads hanging out of the packaging so all I need to do is gently tug and draw off as much thread as I need for my project. It keeps things neat and I don’t have to fumble around trying to pull out the correct bobbin! Here’s an example of what I’m talking about: