Thursday, May 26, 2016

Miscellany...............

My straight stitch machine has new lighting, a Mother's Day present.  I had to take the photo in semi darkness or the lights didn't show up.  They are little LED lights on a sticky backed strip.


For anyone who wants the technical info here is the instruction sheet.







I had 2.5 hours of TV watching last night so I sewed some of the star blocks with the 2" finished triangle squares.  I'll keep making them until I get tired of them and then decide what I am going to do with them.




I picked my first bouquet of peonies yesterday afternoon.  I always keep the bouquet in the garage overnight to be sure the ants are all out of them.  We had rain storms come through in the late afternoon and my rain gauge had 1.75" in it.  

19 comments:

Roxanne said...

I've tried different light solutions, but there always seemed to be something not quite right. Would love to know how you like the amount of light.

Beautiful squares and peonies!

Anna said...

I love the star blocks. I may just have to make some of them. Happy Stitching!

Linda Swanekamp said...

The star blocks are wonderful. Can't wait to get my dies and machine to cut some HSTs from my batik scraps. Wish we would have had rain as it is bone dry in Buffalo. My tree peonies are open. I don't cut those. Herbaceous peonies not blooming yet.

LynneP said...

Hooray for good lighting!
The star blocks are wonderful; I look forward to seeing what you do with them.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I like those star blocks - how do you like the lighting? I have seen them advertised on quilt sites

WAZOO! Quilting said...

I tried these lights, all excited to have great lighting on the machine surface...but...they kept coming loose and drooping down onto the machine bed. I finally took them off. :o( I have the magnetic goose neck LED on my longarm, and it is great. Can't have it on the domestic because its housing is plastic. Good luck with yours. I hope they stick better than mine did.

Gene Black said...

I agree you need to give us a review on the lights after a few weeks of using them. The "older eyes" among us can use all the good lighting we can get.

Vicki W said...

Oh, those lights look very promising!

Hedy Hahn said...

Love your star blocks, knew you could do something great with them ! I am interested in your lights too. The other day I was sewing on my little Featherweight and picked it up, touching the light bulb. I got a terrible burn on my fingertips that ached for hours. I really need an LED light that won't burn me.

SonJa said...

Ive had these lights on my machine for a little over two years now and i LOVE LOVE VE them. Have not had ANY issues with them becoming unstuck...they sticke GREAT, but i did clean my machine to,be sure it was free of oil and such first...these lights rock the house down! And dirt cheap! Buy the extra connector as the order supplies enoug ligts to do two machines easily.

patty a. said...

I have never seen those lights before. you will have to let us know if they help.

Your star blocks are great!

hetty said...

Those lights look fantastic. I think I have to get myself some of those. Love your blocks and your peonies look beautiful. Mine are not even in buds yet.

Mystic Quilter said...

We all need good lighting, especially as the years go by! Someone came up with a good idea for sewers.
Lovely HST stars.

Nancy said...

I have these, too. At last good light right on the machine bed. Nice Star blocks.

Lesley Gilbert said...

3 great topics today so here goes; I read up on those lights last year as they would be perfect for me, but from what I can remember they are not suitable for the UK - something to do with the transformer or the plug I think. I'm loving those batik star blocks - they look intricate but it's amazing what hst's can do. And lastly, I can almost smell the scent of those flowers and that pink peony looks 'fit to burst' as I think you might say? .... beautiful :)

Needled Mom said...

That lighting looks like it will be a great asset. Love those blocks too.

I can almost smell those gorgeous peonies from here.

Paige said...

I have purchased the same and love it! I'd love to here about your machine.

Allison said...

Those star blocks are beautiful - adding the picture to my HST Pinterest board ☺

Leslie said...

What a cool lighting idea - I've never seen this! So glad you posted about it, and I'd love to hear how you like it.