Friday, June 15, 2012

Win This and See What You Are Doing

Let's face it. Stitching in the dark can be painful! For those of us with mature to overly-mature eyesight, it is important to have good lighting when you sew. So I suggest a light like this one called the Beam N Read.
The Beam N Read lights up my life!
This handy little gadget has a comfortable neck strap for my dainty little neck. Not only is it light weight, it has those extra long living batteries, and it doesn't get hot. There are 6 LED lights to light your path to better stitching.
Kelly's friend loves the Beam N Read.
It can even be blinged up! Check out this method of decorating your Beam N Read. Kelly from I Have a Notion is notorious for finding great gadgets. She decided to add a friend to the back of her light. I must get a friend.

Want one of these lights? Great! The lovely people at Beam N Read have given me one to give to you. Just leave a comment today on the blog and you may be the lucky winner!

72 comments:

Karrie S said...

I would LOVE one. Thank for the chance to win ;)

THatch123 said...

I have been looking for a great light like this. The last one I purchased didn't fit the need. Thanks for the recommendation and the giveaway!

Gene Black said...

Excellent! I would love to win one of these. I could use it a lot for hand stitching. Then I wouldn't have to sit in the same place (Under the light) all the time.

Pick me, Mizz Laura!!! Pick me!!!

Anonymous said...

My eyes are not that mature yet, but I'm sure it's fast approaching! Thanks Laura!

Anonymous said...

What a great notion. I'd love one! Thanks for bringing these to our attention.

Amy Parra Morusiewicz Fun from A to Z! said...

Beam me up, Wasi! In the future, I see a bright light. Pick moi - that's like pick me but just a little fancier! You can see I've been having adventures... http://funfromatoz.blogspot.com/

Amanda said...

It sounds like a grand idea, I'd love to have the chance to try it out.

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

I would love to be able to see my stitching a little better! I do have have those mature eyes you mentioned...lol! And I just started stitching on a new project!

Barbara said...

old worn-out eyes can never have too much light

thanks for the chance to win this

Anita in Florida said...

I'd love to win this...night stitching is way beyond me...this would be great!

quiltcat said...

oh, thats would be great to win this gift. in the night stiching would be fun ;-))
hve a good time
mg elfriede

Anonymous said...

HLaura,

Thanks for the give away. Would love a light, maybe keep my husband happy. Wouldn't have to turn on the overhead light while I work and he watches TV.

Ruth Quinn
ruthq@rogers.com

Karen said...

Wow, what a great light. I had never heard of it before you mentioned it.

Mosaic Magpie said...

You bet your dainty neck, I would love to win the "Beam N Read". I have gotten to the point, without good lighting, I may as well lay the needle down. I like that you say this light does not get hot. In hot-flashland you don't need any extra heat.
Deb

Jeanie said...

This looks great! I often reach for my readers when all I really need is better light. Thanks so much!

Maggie Szafranski said...

Let there be light! There is never enough light when I am doing "frog" sewing...rip it, rip it, rip it!

Maggie

Anya said...

I could use one of those! Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

Would love one!!

Aliceart said...

What a terrific idea! I find it very difficult to sew at night anymore because I need so much light; that light sounds perfect. It would be great when you carry your stitching on travel or to friends, too.
Thank you for chance!

Ann Babillis said...

Why yes, thank you! My mature and fading eyes would love to see and my pricked fingers would feel so grateful and pain free.

Gill said...

This looks a great idea for my mature eyes! not sure if I can join in from the UK though??

Sandra said...

What a wonderful idea. I do several different hand crafts and that light would work for any of them.

Margaret said...

Looks great -- but I wonder. I tried a magnifier that rested on my -- ahem -- bosom -- only to find it didn't land where it was supposed to because I'm -- ahem -- rather lacking in that delicate area. So I wonder if this lovely light would shine where I needed it, given my -- ahem -- deficiency!

Lynn said...

What a great solution for those of us who need more light to see what we are doing!! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway. (and for information plus a smile every morning!)

trudys_person said...

I don't like to admit it, but my eyes are getting "mature" along with the rest of me! Darn! Thank you for the chance to win one of these little lights!

Judith said...

I can never have enough light shinning when I sew at night. It's when I do all my sewing and find it hard to thread my machine. I would love a chance to win one. Thanks Judith, Texas

Bev said...

I like to think of myself as a mature person. A mature person who could use a light like this. A mature person who would never say: PICK ME ME ME!!!!! I'm way too mature to do that...

Love your blog btw. My colors are bright too!

Cheery wave from BEv
http://44thstreetfabric.blogspot.com

Sharon S said...

What a wonderful offer. Thanks for the opportunity to save our eyes...everyone needs a little more light in their lives.

Kim in ND said...

I'm guilty.
When I was the youngest person in my quilt guild, I used to laugh at those "old ladies" who couldn't see to quilt black on black.
Now, my own eyesight has "matured."
YES--lots of light, please.

Gayle from MI said...

I feel like such a HO leaving a comment just to get a light.

Pamela said...

wow - I could walk, talk, and stitch at the same time with this!

Maya said...

Any extra light is welcome!! :)
Thanks for the chance!

Carol said...

Cool light! My old eyes need one of these.

patchouli moon studio said...

I always need lots of light to work. Hadn't seen this adget before so thanks for letting me know about it and for the chance to win.

Deb said...

I used to have something similar but it broke and I haven't been able to find one that hangs around your neck since then. I love it because it is so wonderful for hand work and for reading. I'm going on vacation soon and have a few unfinished quilts that are waiting for handwork. It would be wonderful to have this so I can work on my quilts without bothering others in our cabin with too much light. Thanks for the opportunity!

Debbie said...

Thank you, Laura and Beam n Read! Pick me, please!

shawn said...

I definitely need one of these!

nancy said...

I can really use one of these. My "mature eyes" just don't do it for me. Happy day from fiery fort Collins Colorado!

Donna F said...

No such thing as too much light, especially when quilting. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these fabulous lights.

Sequana said...

Ott lights are all over my place to help sew and read. I guess it's my "overly mature" eyesight. :)

Something new would be fun to try.

Marybeth said...

This sounds so much better than the old heavy ones with 4-8 "c" batteries! "Lighter" would be better!!!

Truffle queen said...

I have thoroughly aged eyes! Just yesterday at one of my bees we had a lengthy discussion about needing LIGHT when piecing, sewing, reading THE DIRECTIONS, etc! lol Aging isn't for the pansies!!

Anonymous said...

I have mature eye sight too. That light sounds like it would be a great help!

Mimi said...

I would love to have one of these!! Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura,
I would love to win the light! My eyes sure need it, thanks.

Rene Guenthart
rguenthart@oakknolls.com

Dolores said...

Since my eyesight isn't what it used to be, I could really use one of these lights. Thank you for the chance to win.

abelian said...

I prefer the term "experienced eyes". And my eyes are VERY experienced. Thanks, Laura and Beam N Read.

Stoney said...

Awesome light--you bet I'd love to win one of these. Sadly, I've got a pair of those experienced eyes and have been trying lots of solutions so I can see what I'm working on. Boy, who knew it would be so hard to get the right combo of light and magnifiers. Thanks for such a great giveaway!!

Stoney Monte

Jean said...

Oh, how that could help these weary eyes!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Cornwoman said...

My eyes must be ancient! A few years ago, I finally had to stop hand work at dusk because there wasn't enough light. Now it's getting earlier and earlier to have to stop or go stand next to the window to see! So you see....well if you turned your Beam 'n Read on you could...I definitely NEED you to pick me!!!

Betteem said...

Beam N Read looks like what I need for my mature eyes. Thanks for offering this.

Gailkv said...

At my age my eyes need all the help they can get and that light looks fantastic!

Marcia W. said...

My mother and I would be sure to give this light some quilty use. Thanks for the chance. It was a surprise!

Jane S said...

Hi, this is a fantastic thing to win. I would love to have one. Do not think that I can find one of this in Sweden!

sbsudbury said...

My old eyes need all the help they can get...won't give up my stitching as it feeds my soul. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great product.
sharon.bourque@sympatico.ca

Sherri I said...

This would be so helpful. Thanks for the chance to win. Love your site.

Sherrywc said...

When did the letter N become its own word like the letters A and I? Or is it A N I? A great light like this would make reading these words so much easier!

Sherrywc said...

When did the letter N become its own word like the letters A and I? Or is it A N I? A great light like this would make reading these words so much easier!

Estie said...

Beam N Read is a much needed accessory to my sewing! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

rhoadster said...

Wow! This gadget looks like a winner! I am just getting started with handstitching, and this looks like a must-have! Thanks for doing a giveaway. I've been a fan of your fusing for a long time!

Anonymous said...

Winner,Winner, Chicken Dinner.

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Oh, at last! A COOL (in more ways than one) lightweight light for my ageing eyes! How lovely of you (and Beam N Read) to have this give-away. I'm keeping my fingers & toes (NOT my eyes) crossed!

Sally said...

Unfortunately, I'm getting older, and my eyes need more light. It would be wonderful to win a light.

Marji said...

I live on a boat now, and do much of my stitching in less than optimum conditions. In addition, I don't always have shore power to plug into so long life batteries really appeal to me. I'd really like to purchase one of these, unless of course I'm lucky enough to win today!

WoolenSails said...

I am always trying to get the light where i want but can never concentrate it on the project I am working on, this would be perfect.

Debbie

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

A visão de quem borda e costura é um problema sempre cedo demais.Tenho que ir no quintal enfiar as minhas agulhas para hexágonos noturnos.Obrigada pela chance.tiacarminhapezzuto@gnail.com

lewmew said...

Ooh - I would sooo love to win this! I have the worst of BOTH worlds - incredibly nearsighted with middle age farsightedness thrown in - anything that helps is welcome!

Connie said...

I bet I could find LOTS of ways to use this. Thanks for giving my tired old defective eyes the chance to win one.

marshaleith said...

wow- I could really use this!

RustyBird said...

Cool! If I don't win, I'm definitely buying one!

gail.designs said...

A woman my age needs as much light as she can get. So, pick me, please.
BTW, love your blog and your colorful fabric selections. You make very happy quilts.
gauen at mbc dot edu

Pat said...

I love my Beam n Read. Never thought about blinging it out but thanks for the idea.