Friday, June 20, 2008

And then, there was light..

One of the biggest complaints I've had about my sewing machine is the poor light. It has one TINY bulb placed to the left of the needle. This thing does not even give as much light as a small Christmas tree bulb. I usually have to put a lamp next to my sewing machine and try to get the light in the right place. I've tried goosneck and adjustable desk lights, but they are always too big and bulky. A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that a woman in my quilting class, who also happens to have the exact same sewing machine that I do, had this bendable bright light attached to her sewing machine. I couldn't believe how much light this little thing put out. She had bought it at the quilt shoppe, but said that it was $50.00. Ouch. Of course, being the good consumer that I am (ahem, ahem), I started scouring the internet looking for this light. Well, I found it, for 50 bucks plus shipping everywhere I looked. The quilt shop where she ordered hers was also sold out. I've been considering ordering one. The day before yesterday, I was in Exeter and stopped in at "Stash Builders" which is the local quilt shop in that town. They had one sitting on the shelf. Well, it's not on their shelf anymore; It's on my machine. The pictures don't do it justice, but this thing really puts out bright light. I love it. It's amazing how much better you can see with proper lighting. Worth every penny - and yes, I paid $50, but at least there was no shipping!
Here's the lighting before and after:

4 comments:

Birgitte said...

That's a great light! I need one for sure.

Summerset said...

Cool!

narcissaqtpie said...

so neat!

Claire said...

Yup, I'm sure I'll be adding one of those to my sewingroom. Thank you for sharing.
Enjoy your vacation!