Monday, February 1, 2010

The ETC. Part Of My Blog :-)

I have to tell about this. I do needlework besides stamping. I am talking crewel, embroidery, counted cross stitch, etc. See where I am going. I hadn't done any of this for a while and then Etha at A Fiber Artist Gone Stamping and Theresa at Tilting At Windmills started talking about their needlework projects, and I started digging into my stash. After starting my latest project, I saw a sale on a magnifying light that had a circular light like the one shown below:

It's called the Visual Mate II. I got it on sale with a 40% off online coupon from Joann's and the shipping was free. I probably saved about $30.00. Anyway, it works like a charm. It is lightweight, actually lighter than the other one I used without the light. That cord looks like it would be cumbersome, but it really isn't. I have it plugged into an outlet near my nightstand. I do needlework before going to sleep. LOLOL Okay, you might think I look a little weird all hooked up and ready to stitch, but then, I am a little if not a lot weird!!!
Right now I am working on the piece below, for a friend's daughter, and the magnifying hoop is going to be a big help, plus it will save on my light bill too (Green) :-).

It's going to be warmer here tonight, in the higher 20's. Imagine that. By Friday we are expecting more freezing rain. What weird weather!
I'm off to work on a green card for the IO challenge coming up on Thursday. I have some images for other cards in the works too.
Thanks for stopping by to look and share. See you soon.



Deb Neerman said...

I too do needlework, cross-stitch, crochet, etc., and this light is perfection! Omigosh, Shirley I have to have one of these!!!

Can't wait to see your "etc." projects!!!

Jackie said...

I'm sure that will be beautiful! That looks like a very useful gadget and one I could probably use one day soon! We got about 6 inches of snow over her, alot of it turned to ice and still on the ground. Brrr. Another storm coming up this weekend, they say. Yippee.

6 wacky women said...

Awesome magnifying light you got there Shirley.
I love the piece you are doing.... it's gorgeous!
I had to bring the brass monkey in tonight.....we are absolutely freezing here!! We will see tomorrow what the ole groundhog has to say....hoping for an early spring.

Keep warm
Karen x

craftimamma said...

Your stitching project is going to be beautiful when finished ane I'm sure will be loved and cherished itself.

That magnifying light looks just what I could do with!

Sending you a hug to help you keep warm.
Lesley Xx

Elena said...

Congratulations on your new tool! I am sure it will help a lot with your stitching! What a gorgeous piece you are working on! :)

Vicki G said...

Shirley, this is a beautiful work of art! Very very impressive!


Teresa said...

I do SO love being an enabler, lol! Glad to see you stitching again!

That piece looks fabulous- can't wait to see it finished!

Etha said...

Ohhhh this is a gorgeous piece! You must show us some progress pictures :)
I'm totally hooked up when I stitch and it is a disaster when the doorbell rings or such. Not only do I wear the magnifier, I also listen to a book on CD most of the time when I stitch, and that is plugged in with headphones :) Not getting up QUICKLY when I stitch ;) Have fun!

Crafting Queen said...

Just stunning! Anesha

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