Well this past week I’ve had a productive week, lots done. I love a productive week both in the house and in my crafts.
This is going to be a long post so pull up a chair and grab your cuppa !
I’ve had some finishes and starts in my knitting and they are HERE on my knitting blog for anyone with an interest in knitting.
This week in the garden I’ve gotten lots of jobs done and have the outside of the house ready to be painted, now all I need is some dry weather!
Stitching wise I’ve made progress in the SAL pieces, I finished my first ornie and just have to make it up. I got a small amount done on Liberty Lane and Home of a Needleworker, not much as I was working on James my eldest son’s birthday present. Its a surprise so has to be worked on in secret.
Photos of all that to come.
I mentioned a review didn’t I. As some of you know I was the lucky recipient of a daylight lamp from the DAYLIGHT COMPANY.
Well after working with it non stop for the last 2 – 3 weeks I think now is the time for the review.
I just LOVE it. I can’t say anything bad about it. It is just fantastic and is as vital to my stitching now as fabric, needle and floss !
This is the lamp sitting here beside my stitching chair (my obsolete one now in the background)
This is the Ultimate Table Top Lamp in antique brass. As you can see it comes with a chart holder and magnifier and the base of the lamp has handy little slots for storage, so handy !
The chart holder clip has a fabulous strong clip and my working copies never moved or budged an inch.
The magnifier is just brilliant and I found I never had to stop to count spaces or stitches. I could see everything so clearly and precisely. It even comes with its own little bag to cover the lens up when your finished to keep the dust off !
Both the chart holder and magnifier swivel round so you can push them aside when you need to.
This care and attention to the extras on the lamp are just wonderful and were extremely well thought out and planned.
|My wonderful new Daylight Lamp|
The light part itself is just magnificient. I thought I had good lighting before, boy was I wrong !!!
Late in the evening I could see quite clearly and plainly the fabric. I had no slight eye strain whatsoever and stitched for longer, better and quicker in the evenings. This is when I do the bulk of my stitching. I found myself enjoying my stitching more !
I even sorted threads from a kit late one night without a problem and you stitchers know what a dreadful job this is to try and do not in daylight. I breezed through it and it had several shades of purple all fairly similar
Here are some pictures of my ornie I finished on Friday night.
This first picture is of my stitching under the daylight lamp. This was taken at about 11pm !
|Ornie under the Daylight Lamp|
I turned off my lamp and then took another picture of it under what was my previous lighting.
|Under ordinary lighting|
As you can see there is a huge difference!
I can’t recommend stitchers or crafters in general, as I used this while knitting as well and it was equally as fabulous, having one of these. I as a stitcher spend so much of my spare time stitching and purchasing stash that I never thought of good lighting and that was a mistake ! Since receiving my daylight lamp my stitching has been so much more enjoyable and I now regret not purchasing one sooner ! With this in hand I may even get through my endless list of projects in this lifetime ! lol
You will find the DAYLIGHT COMPANY a pleasure to do business with, I know I did. They have a quick and efficient service and are able to help you choose a lamp to your needs and the staff are helpful in anyway they can. No more than the well thought out extras on the lamp, good service is always appreciated.
I hope you enjoyed reading my review of the lamp and I hope it will make you consider your lighting.
The rest of my weekends sitching I’ve taken under the lighting as well.
As I say I made just a little bit of progress on Liberty Lane and Home of a Needleworker
|Home of a Needleworker|
This is a picture of James present. The one I’m doing in secret so shhhh ! lol
|James secret present|
If you have stuck with me till now, I thank you very much, its been a long one lol.
I do appreciate your comments and do read every one and love doing so, do feel free to comment away.
Till next week