As a teacher of patchwork, quilting and hand embroidery I picked up this secret long ago. It's not a secret that is heavily guarded, nor difficult to learn yet I am amazed at how many sewers are yet to discover its importance.
I won't keep you in suspense any longer, my secret is all about adequate lighting.
Now stay with me here. Let me ask you a question.
Do you have the correct lighting for your sewing needs.
And I don't mean an over head light hanging from your ceiling.
I mean a strong light that can be directed over your sewing so you can clearly see what you are doing.
Years ago I came to realize the importance of lighting and ventured to my local lighting shop. After explaining my plight to the helpful sales assistant I was advised to purchase a floor lamp that had a pivoting action. This elbow effect meant that I was able to position the light over the top of my work without annoying the TV watchers in the room, and it also meant that I could sew during hot summer evenings without
perspiration dripping from me.
What a relief.
That fabulous light, bought almost 15 years ago, is still the same light I use today.
It has become a dear friend to me and has seen me through many a sewing project.
Getting adequate lighting is a must if you are serious about your sewing, and your eyes will thank you as well.
So let me ask you again what is the lighting situation in your craft area?
If it's not that great then I have some exciting news for you.
My friends at Buysterlighting have generously decided to join forces with Stitching Cow for an incredible give away.
We want to give one lucky sewer a free floor lamp, valued at over $100.00
It has a stylish black finish and one of those fabulous adjustable arms so that you can position the light over the top of your work area. Perfect for hand and machine sewers.
Click here for more information about this lamp.
Entering this generous give away is very simple, although you do need to be a blogger and living in Australian.(Sorry international bloggers this one is not for you)
All you have to do is:
* link Stitching Cow in your list of favourite blogs
* include the banner below on your blog linking back to Stitching Cow
Just right click and save the image to your computer. Next add the graphic to your blog embedding the link http://www.stitchingcow.com
Then leave your comment here together with a link back to your blog for verification, it's that easy. Also let me know what you would like to see more of on the Stitching Cow blog.
Oh and please check that you do not have the "no reply" installed because I will need to be able to contact you if you win.
Just imagine you could be the winner and enjoying this quality lamp in your home, you'll wonder how you ever did without it.
The winner will be announced December 1st 2009
PS And don't forget to let your other sewing friends know about this amazing give away, they will thank you for the tip.