Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Winner and Seeing Eye Gadgets

Congratulations to Sharon whose number came up on the Random Number Generator - aka Mr. Squash!    Sharon wins a copy of Loft Creations newest bag pattern - All About Anna! Thanks to everyone for their wonderful comments about my Gramma!
For a very long time I've been on a quest to find the perfect light for illuminating my hand sewing projects.  I've been through quite a few and finally came upon what I consider to be my most favorite!
It's called the Beam N Read and I asked Mr. Squash for it for Christmas.  He actually hesitated because he said I didn't look anywhere near the age of the cover model, and I told him that was neither here nor there.  But it was nice of him to make that comment - gotta love him!
This is what it looks like out of the box.  The flat back fits against your body.  The strap is also adjustable.  It puts out a most wonderful light, yet doesn't seem to bother the person sitting next to you.  It stays steady around your neck and also comes with a red and a yellow filter for different applications.
Here is how it looks around my neck.  Of all the gadgets I've purchased in the last several years, this tops them all!  You can go right to the Beam N Read website and order one there.  (This is not a paid advertisement).
Here is a recent reject.  It's reading glasses in my strength, with little lights on each corner.  They aren't bad, but I have a narrow face and the lights are too far apart for the type of illumination I need.  They are from I Lights.

Another recent reject.  This is a small Ott Lite.  I got it at JoAnn's on a 50% off coupon.  It has a clip on the back that you can clip on whatever you're wearing.  The front panel opens up and turns on the light, which is quite bright.  The problem I had with this one is unless you're wearing something heavy, it doesn't stay upright.  Also, you're stuck with whatever height your item of clothing is, so if you need the light to be closer or farther from your work, you're out of luck.

Be sure to come back Friday when I'll have another fantastic reveal!


*karendianne. said...

Oh wow, very cool. Perfect timing for this, too. You have nooooo idea! Thanks friend. :)

Diane H said...

Thanks for the 'review' of the Beam N Read. I've been looking for something like this. Now that I've finally caved and purchased bifocals I can actually see my handwork but adding this light would be great.

sunny said...

Thanks for the review! I've been wondering about the Beam N Read,so now I know! I've returned to cross stitching after many years, and I really do need more light!

Nicole said...

Exactly what I need for my stitchery project! Thanks for the link!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations to Sharon! I agree with Mr. Squash -- you look light years younger than the "model." I wonder what age group they're appealing too. Perhaps if they put a younger model on the box then they'd sell more. Thanks for the light review. I'm always hesitant about gadgets.

Louise said...

I have the same light which I have been using for quite some time and am very happy with it...

Sharon said...

Thanks so much! My friend has one of these and she loves it, I haven't tried one yet, but it's gotten great reviews.

Jeanna said...

Mr. Squash is a very smart man.

I like the light and will have to try it so thank you for posting the link.

Ulla said...

Thank you for the link!

Me and My Stitches said...

I've been thinking about buying one of these for my mom. She reads and knits in a chair that basically has no light near it!

Libby said...

Interesting . . . I have been trying to work out some lighting issues for hand work in the evenings. This looks like the avenue I should next explore. Thank you! *s*

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