Sunday, November 6, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching 11/6/16


I will be joining KATHY for a day of slow stitching.  I want to finish the outer rounds of this set of 3 color way.  That will bring the count to 21 rosettes and I better start thinking of how I want to put these together.

I have a quilt to baste out, too - that is always slow going.


And she asked us to share what lighting we use to help with our hand stitching.  I have two of these clamp lights that can be used any where.  The bendable  arm helps to adjust to best angle, too.  I have Ott light bulbs in these.  I bought the lamps in a local hardware store for under $5  and the light bulbs in Harbor Freight for a 1/4 of the price you pay at a quilt shop.  Yes, buy the bulbs in a hardware store and use them in any lamp - so much cheaper and they work just as good.

I am thankful for a good bargain - and handy tips,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

18 comments:

  1. I love your hexie colour combinations! Good tip about the light bulbs!

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  2. I love your hexies. That is one of my favorite color combinations. I like the lighting tip. I didn't even know you could buy the bulbs separately.

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  3. I have an Ott light but never thought of just using one of the bulbs in a regular lamp...great idea! Have fun with your hexies today.

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  4. Your hexies are so pretty...great fabrics!

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  5. I need more of the clamp lights.....eyes need help! Thanks for your tips.

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  6. Enjoy your hexies today. I use a headlamp for hand stitching. Puts the light right where I want it. Around my sewing machine, I have a clamp light and an Ott light. It's hard to get enough light there.

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  7. What a good idea to get an Ott lightbulb, I've never thought that it's really all about the bulb, LOL. Thanks!

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  8. I enjoy watching your hexi's flower grow. You've actually inspired me to get mine out anddddd look at them. LOL!! The key to lighting for handstitching are those Ott bulbs...wow...what a difference they make!

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  9. I put the bulbs in my overhead lighting too--love them! Your rosettes are looking very pretty--looking forward to how you decide to set them.

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  10. Love the colorway of your EPP project! That's something I have yet to try. Good tip on the lighting! It seems anything associated with quilting gets a crazy mark-up.

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  11. Such pretty hexie flowers! Thank you so much for the tip about the Ott light bulbs.

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  12. That's a great tip! Thanks!
    Hope you enjoyed your slow stitching today!

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  13. Your hexies are amazing...so tiny!

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  14. Love your hexies. I have some I'm working on but making slow progress.

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  15. Nice hexies. Thanks for the lighting tip!

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  16. Pretty hexies. Hope you got in lots of slow stitching time.

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  17. Your hexies are looking good!!! Happy slow stitchin!

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