The IKEA clip on lamp!
The lamps with the heavy base are of course…..too heavy for my suitcase. I traveled with this one when I was flying with a machine, or borrowing a machine for hotel room sewing…..but I am even finding it ESSENTIAL to hotel room hand work.
Those who have spent hotel time before know that rooms are lit by a bunch of dim bulbs….making even READING a pain due to lack of light.
The clip lap is lightweight, it has a long cord….and it shines a bright light!
You might have to get inventive on where you clip it…I’ve found if I can clip it to the desk chair…and drag it to where I am sitting in “ANOTHER” chair, I can shine it on my work providing enough light to more than get the job done in well lit-comfort.
My feet are up and I spent Thursday evening stitching in my room in Ottawa!
I am now in St Charles, checked into another room..and this one has a comfy easy chair and foot stool…but there is no way that lamp is going to shine enough light! Out of the suitcase comes the IKEA clamp lamp…and it shines a bright circle down on to where I’m stitching.
Since I’ve arrived, I’ve sewn over 6 complete fans, each with 6 arcs in them, and I’ve turned another corner! I am going to travel with this quilt until it is DONE. this long time UFO is over 9 years old now….and I love how relaxing it is to sit and do some hand stitching on the evenings that I don’t have an evening guild meeting lecture.
Tomorrow is a Jamestown Landing workshop with the St Charles guild…..a whole new group, and I’m looking forward to meeting them!
But first….tonight…I stitch!