Wednesday 11 August 2010

Let there be light…..and there was!


I have been waiting….and waiting…..and waiting…….for this to arrive…


I have been a faithful magazine subscriber for more years than I care to remember and to reward me (after I forked out another sum of moulah to keep my subscriptions alive), they promised me this wonderful floor lamp.

Now, I’d begun to notice in the past twelve months  *ahem* or so. my stitching was not as accurate as it used to be, so I ended up getting glasses for close up work, but that didn’t seem to make a huge difference (or so I convinced myself).  Then, after reading some hints in someone’s blog,  I tried my little bubba light, strategically placed nearby ……


and, my goodness, I could see!!!!!  It was a miracle!!!  I didn’t know I couldn’t see until I could!!!  Strange, but true.  And this little light has served me well for quite a while, despite noticing in the past few months, that if it were only a touch taller, I could see even better as my stitches were starting to move apart on me again!

Well again I trotted off for new glasses, and this helped, but the honeymoon had ended for my little light and despite being wonderful and doing a great job it just didn’t seem to cover the area I wanted it to.  I needed the mother light of my little bubba one.

I had seen these beauties in the catalogues and magazines  and was tempted just to go and buy one, but I couldn’t justify it really!  the quilty-guilts hit hard.   So lots of dreaming, and wishing and one day-ing must have paid off because I got a phone call that I just couldn’t refuse….an offer of my dream light!!!! 

Now, a number of weeks have passed (they say it could take 6-8 weeks… took 5….I was impressed!!) and today… she is, the mother of all lights, set up tall and proud, ready to serve!


Isn’t she a beauty????


I had asked for light…and there it was!!!!  (poor bubba light has been relegated back to the craft room….I’m sure it needs a rest!). Little bubba served me well and  still has plenty of life but wow……..I’m sure ready for some marathon stitching now!  Armed with glasses, comfy chair and new light….there’ll be no stopping me!!!

Warm sugary hugs always

XXX Wendy :O)


Tarnyia said...

Wendy I have one of these lights and they are fantastic... even hubby has takento using it in the evening to read the paper hahahaha... the only problem I have is living in the outback in the summer there are far too many bugs who like the light better than me hahahaha xxxx

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

I have a mini light which is great, the lighting in our house is terrible.

Joy said...

Oh WOW, I'm impressed!!! There'll be no stopping you now :oD!!!! It even has a magnifier ... now that's something I could definitely use!!!
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)

Teresa said...

What a beauty Wendy.. there will be no stopping you now!!! I have the same problem with stitching at night... I just cannot see the work. Really should look into this.... ps... one block left to go! This extra 9 hrs work a week is seriously cramping my crafting :(

Unknown said...

I have one similar & they are Great..Enjoy your stitching more so now.

Roseanne said...

I have one as well. I brought mine last year and I love it. If I could take it every were with me I would but it is to big.

bettsylyn (Lynda) said...

I am glad to see that I am not the only one who got caught spending a lot of money for magazine subscriptions I probably should not have renewed. I don't feel so alone now. :)