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,
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I love your hexie colour combinations! Good tip about the light bulbs!
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.
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.
Your hexies are so pretty...great fabrics!
I need more of the clamp lights.....eyes need help! Thanks for your tips.
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.
What a good idea to get an Ott lightbulb, I've never thought that it's really all about the bulb, LOL. Thanks!
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!
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.
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.
Such pretty hexie flowers! Thank you so much for the tip about the Ott light bulbs.
The hexies look so pretty.
That's a great tip! Thanks!
Hope you enjoyed your slow stitching today!
Your hexies are amazing...so tiny!
Love your hexies. I have some I'm working on but making slow progress.
Nice hexies. Thanks for the lighting tip!
Pretty hexies. Hope you got in lots of slow stitching time.
Your hexies are looking good!!! Happy slow stitchin!
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