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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Blog Hop #13: My Stitchmas Wish

The holidays are right around the corner and gift exchanges are happening everywhere you look. If an amazingly magical Stitchmas Santa were to fly overhead and bring you one stitching wish, what would it be?

I didn't have to think much about my Stitchmas wish, so this was Ottlite! 

I really need one of these. I currently try to do stitching at night using a regular floor lamp but find it not worth the trouble. It is heavy and big and because it uses regular bulbs, it is HOT. I like to sit on the couch and watch television with my family but the light is not very focused so it is quite the distraction for others in a dark room. I also have a small Ottlite with a magnifying glass that comes with a small tabletop stand and can be clipped onto a scroll bar or floor stand, but the light is not enough to focus on large pieces art and my chart at the same time so it is really slow work to stitch and keep referring to the pattern for reference.

The main reason I haven't purchased an Ottlite is because they are so dang expensive! For the work I do, it probably would be worth the money to invest in one. I would definitely be a more prolific stitcher and make progress on projects if I could stitch at night after I have come home from work. Particularly in the winter when it gets dark at 5pm.

I suppose I will break down and spend the $200 eventually. But who knows? Maybe this will be the year Santa brings me one!! Stitching the Night Away Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop
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  1. I would be lost without my daylight lamp. It will be a good investment for you.

  2. I agree. It is difficult for me to dedicate $200 for a light! However, I do know a lot of people who have stopped stitching because their "eyes gave out". I am sure if more people worked with one of these, they might be able to stitch more. I will continue to shop around!

  3. I broke down and finally bought one. It has definitely helped. If you have a Jo-Anne store near you they are 50% off.

  4. Now that it's cold here, a hot lamp is totally welcome, haha! I have to agree though, I think I might stitch more if I had a more mobile and brighter lamp but $200 is way too much for me to justify spending on something so... specific!