Ya ever been smacked with reality....sort of hard? Like you look in the mirror and you don't recognize the person staring back at ya? That's how I've been feeling lately.
While in the shower yesterday I glanced up to the Cetaphil Pump Soap that I use on my face and it read, "it softens while it cleans." You got to be kidding me....no wonder I'm so damn soft everywhere....I need to switch to Teenager Soap!!! I'm convinced it is time to switch to Just Naturals....look for yourself....those old ladies look young again :)
Seems like with technology these kids have everything....I mean everything. There is some new technology called the Electronic Driving Coach that helps keep teenagers focused on their driving. Great for them!!! How about an Old Lady Living Coach that reminds me what I came into the room for? Come on folks....I'm really tired of stuff for young people....I want something I can actually use....what about you?
As you can tell, I'm heading into the M word and I'm feeling older than I did just a year ago. I went to the Eye Doctor and he told me my vision has not changed. I wanted to scream into his young ear, "then why on earth does it seem like I can't see a darn thing anymore!!!" Instead, I politely thanked him and left. I'll fix this problem....who needs eye doctors anyway, right?
This is what I have been seeing when I turn on my sewing machine.
CC Bigger....now all I need is a CC Smaller to place in front of the mirror!!! Wonder if Simplicity has considered something like that?
You can see how it attaches to my machine...and it does not get in the way of my thread or lever in the back....I put it on in less than a minute....now that certainly helps...cuz you know the M word and frustration is potential explosion don't ya?
Karen Kay Buckley's DVD I saw she had a magnifier on her Bernina. So I priced one for myself and I learned the CC Bigger is so much more affordable . Now everything much easier to see (or should I say, CC?).
In the photo above you can see my Bendable Bright Light. If you don't have one on your sewing machine and you are over 30 years old.....ya just might want to check them out. I've never met anyone who didn't love their Bendable Bright Light.
I've learned about a few other lighting gadgets and they have found their way into my daily life.
I really liked this LED lighting strip when I first saw it....it is so bright.
Check out how bright it is. It has a peal and stick strip on the back....but I want mine to be mobile because there are so many places I use it....so instead of pealing off the backing....I use the sticky tack (used to put posters on kids walls). The sticky tack (I got mine at Office Max) is inexpensive and it is soft and pliable so I can mount my light strip to almost anything.
One of the ways I use the Light Strip with 6 Led Bulbs is to illuminate my DreamWorld sewing table ...then I use it as a light box.
This is what the light looks like under my DreamWorld sewing table. No need to buy a light box....not when I can use what I already have. See if those young people know about that!!!
Now, I know I've been going on and on about lights....but I've been fortunate to have been able to review the following two Beam and Read Lights.
I like to do needle turn applique and other hand stitching at night in the living room. My problem is there is not enough bright directed light to be able to see those tiny stitches well. I've been wearing my Beam and Read with 6 LED's quite a bit because it also comes with a clip on magnifier. There will be more information about the Beam and Read Lights very soon.....I'm going to be hosting a Mother's Day Giveaway!!! Oh yea baby :)
Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!