Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Seeing the Light?!

At our last Twin Cities Tatters gathering, we got to chatting about various lighting and magnifiers. I've tried the lighted magnifying glass around the neck, but it always slips.  Recently, I've been thinking maybe I need a new bifocal Rx, but really I think it boils down to the lighting in my living room.  It doesn't seem like it should be this tough to figure out why I can't stay focused very long, but so many things can affect productivity!

Another tatter had magnifiers that clip on to your glasses, and can be flipped up.  Great idea!  I hadn't seen those before - I guess I really hadn't looked, so I didn't know that they were even an option.  I went right away and found some at Michael's for about $10, and have been trying them out.  I really like that they just clip right on to my glasses - no fussing with a lanyard or a clip.  Now I just need to deal with the lighting.  My sewing room has a wonderful lamp over my chair, but as it gets darker and colder in these fall months, it's much cozier to sit in the living room!  

Who knew a $10 pair of clip-on magnifying glasses and a good lamp light could be so exciting?  Ha!


  1. Glad they work! It's all about light fir me these days, I'm bummed about how dark so quick. Your edging is looking great!

  2. I think lighting is key. I have an Ott light by my favorite chair, and I use it all the time, even when the sun is shining. It makes a huge difference!

  3. I can identify! I may look a little silly, but I keep a cheap pair of reading glasses in my tatting bag and pop them on in front of my regular glasses when needed. I've been opting for pretty frames so I can look cute AND silly. I have a pair that are zebra striped, a pair of bright purple, some hot pink and black.... You get the idea. :D (The 18-month old granddaughter thinks they are wonderful.)

  4. I'm glad to hear the clip-ons work so well for you! So far I'm alright with an Ott light and my cheap old cheaters -- and I hope that continues :-)

    See you in a few weeks!


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