I’ve been hearing on the radio all week about the price of a dozen roses. They say, anywhere from $70 to $80. I told my sweetie, “Do NOT buy me anything for Valentine’s Day!” He asked, ‘Why?’ I told him because if he bought me expensive flowers, I would have to hurt him! I also said that just going out having a fun day with him was gift enough, and besides, I already got a nicer gift for the same amount of money that flowers would cost.
I finally found a nice, bright, sturdy lamp to put on my quilting frame, and I am very excited! I bought an UberLight 8000 LED task light. It uses 28, 99% energy efficient LED’s, and has a honeycomb lens cover that reduces glare from the light fixture.
It clamps nicely out of the way, to the handlebar frame behind the machine.
This picture shows my machine with no lights on at all, except the overhead light in the room.
This picture shows the sewing machine with it’s light on, as well as my overhead track lights on. You can barely see that the machine light is on at all.
Here the machine is with the new UberLight on.
The clamp lamp on the handlebar in this photo is what I replaced. Although it worked well for many years, it was hard to keep in place. I wrapped a piece of hot water pipe insulation around the top of the ‘handlebar’ and clamped the lamp to the ‘bulk’, as there was nowhere else to clamp it. A lot of times, the lamp would rotate ‘down’ and the housing of the lamp would jiggle against the top of the sewing machine. It has left a scratch or imperfection in the paint of my sewing machine.
I do hope this one will be much better.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope it is wonderful for each and every one of you!