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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bendable Bright Light...plus...

Back in May my DH bought me 2 wonderful goodies. One was a Bendable Bright Light that I have found very useful.

Kathie, from Inspired By Antique Quilts, noticed it in a photo on my last post and asked me about placing it on my machine, as she has one but hasn't placed it yet. Thus, I thought I would show you all in case you get yourself one...

???????????? Well that's a first! Blogger wouldn't let me load photos on this post earlier this afternoon...? But we are good now... ah, still being difficult, but my photos are all on now!!! 8-)

Left photo: check where your light would be anchored best. If there are any dials/knobs around there, make sure there will be room to slide the light out off the base if need be.

Right photo: trace a mark of where you want the light to sit WITH A PENCIL, not with a pen as I have demonstrated with...
Can't recall if I had to stick a sticky on it that came in the package, or if it was already attached? At any rate, we will assume the sticky is stuck to the anchor piece.

Left photo: to stick the base onto your machine, remove the paper to reveal the sticky surface and line it up with your trace line (easier handling with the light section on the base). Making sure that the little tab that sticks out is sticking upwards.

Right photo: base and light are now in position.

Left photo: the flex arm lets you move the light to where it suits you best, and can be moved up an out of the way if you don't need it.

Right & next left photos: shows you where I placed/stuck the little hooks on my machine to anchor the cord on so that it doesn't get in the way while sewing...

I hope this was helpful to you and others Kathie! 8-)

EDIT: Diah, in my comments, said that she has been looking for one of these kind of lights.
* Sometimes if you look at a quilt shop or sewing supply store and they don't have what you are looking for, if you ask, they may order some in. You never know if others have asked ahead of you. The more that ask, I am sure any retailer would be happy to bring them in! Good luck!
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Most of you have probably heard of/seen the blog "365 days of free motion quilting" by Leah Day, with her excellent daily video examples. Well, I just came across a blog called "365 Paper Pieced Quilt Blocks" being done by Kim Noblin, owner & editor of Block Central. She has challenged herself to create a new paper-pieced block pattern every day, for 365 days, which started on October 5th, 2009. This should be interesting! 8-)

Going back to enjoy the beautiful, sunny day we have today! 8-)
Happy stitchings everyone!
Myra

13 comments:

Julie said...

What a great idea Myra, I'll have to look out for one over here.

Kerri said...

Wonderful light and love the other things on that website too. Lucky girl. Lots of sewing done now (even at night lol)

DiahRothman said...

Myra, this is the light that I have been looking for quite sometimes now, but still could not found in our local stores..... I will hunt for one till I got one, since I have so much problem with the reading light that I am using now... :(

call me crazy said...

Very nice light~ gee I think I'm going to have drop some hints for DH. ;-) ;-)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Hi Myra, thanks for sharing about that light. The older I get, the more I need good light! Now I'm off to check out the paper piecing site you recommended. I've been enjoying the free motion quilting one, so I expect this next one will be just as fun!

BTW, I love your new profile picture...very clever!

MGM

Quilt Nut said...

i have one and i really like it. perfect for when i sewing late at night

Kathie said...

thanks!
now I can finally attach the light I bought months ago!
Kathie

Guðrún said...

Do you find this lamp better than one on the table?

em's scrapbag said...

What a cool gadget. Thanks for showing how you monted yours on your machine.

Karen said...

I have one of those bendable lights on my sewing machine. I really like it and always have it on when sewing. I wish you could replace the bulb on it but I know it lasts a long, long time.

Christine said...

The light looks great, and love thenew look of your blog.

cheers
Christine

Michelle said...

Thanks for showing up your set up. I loe my light and use it all the time. Thank you as well for letting us know about the paper-piecing. It is something I really enjoy doing.

Zlaty said...

Thanks for sharing this nifty gadget! I have been looking at those, I am thankful for your review!

Happy sewing!

Zlaty