Sep 15, 2010

I can see clearly now…

new sewing light

My sewing room was once a bedroom.  The minute the kids left home it became mine….my own wonderful space where I can create to my hearts content.

new work light

But I’ve been noticing it is harder and harder to see little stitches. And then there are colors…they are one thing during the day and change when working in the evenings with the light fixture on.  I got my glasses adjusted….still frustrated.  I moved in some lamps … still frustrated.  Then it dawned on me…this is a work shop…not a bedroom.  I still had the light fixture from when it was a bedroom.  I immediately replaced it with a more functional…yet really pretty…light with higher wattage capabilities and more bulbs. 

Now in the evenings when I flip the switch, it looks like the sun is shining all over my room.

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I even got a better type of bulbs that don’t change the colors of things.  They shine nice and bright and clean. 

It’s a world of difference and I’m loving it!

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21 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Your sewing room looks gorgeous!!!

Lee Ann said...

That is a great idea! I'll have to remember that when we finally get a house of our own.

quiltingnana said...

what a bright sewing room

Phyllis in Minnesota said...

Oh my goodness - what a beautiful room and love that you display your quilts there. Love your white walls because then everything pops against them. Would it be okay if I said - now get to work and start messing up that room making more awesome quilts? Enjoy!!

Thelma said...

Your sewing room is lovely, what a wonderful place to create and work.

The new ceiling lamp fits right in.

I have a pretty functional overhead light, but I'd not thought about the bulbs! I'll pick some of those reveal bulbs up the next time I'm out! Thanks!

ann hermes said...

I know just what you mean about getting harder and harder to see. I have two Ott lights on my sewing table. But I like the idea of using the reveal bulbs in my over head light and lamps--I'll give it a try.

Needled Mom said...

Lighting makes all the difference. I just hate the thought that we will all be using flourescent bulbs by 1914. I am stocking up on bulbs now as I will not be able to see anything then.

Anne Heidi said...

Your sewing room is really nice! I'll have to see if I can find those bulbs, or similar ones over here!

Sipiweske Quilts said...

You are looking very organized right now! Just wait though, right? But now that you can see everything I'm sure there will be no lost tools in that room. Have fun! - Marlene

Stray Stitches said...

I'm very envious of your sewing room! I love all of the quilts you have hanging up!! Lighting can make all the difference in the world.

Sinta Renee said...

Your sewing room is just too sweet. And clean! What's with that??? I love your room and I am going to have to check out those light bulbs! Thanks for sharing:)

Rose Marie said...

Good lighting really does make a big difference. Superb sewing room!

Tricia said...

I love those 'aha!' moments. What a pretty light fixture too.

Linda said...

Very nice! Your room looks so lovely!

Kim D. said...

Hi Annette, Your sewing space is lovely, love all the mini quilts. My dear hubby bought me a sewing light bulb that is full spectrum. It's nice and bright also. You have a very nice blog, just found you. Love the yellow GFG or hexie quilt, what a treasure. Nice to meet you.

Lori said...

What a beautiful sewing room! Glad you got the light situation figured out. It sure makes a big difference.

Val said...

A sewing room to die for love the light fixture it is so important to have good lighting too that is something I have to get right one day
enjoyed my visit
Hugs Val x

Micki said...

Your sewing room is wonderful! Yes, that is why I stopped stitching...way too hard to see, but thank God for nice strong lights on my Pfaff 4.0. I did enjoy seeing your studio!
Micki

Arlette said...

Your sewing room is beautiful. I hear you about the lighting. It does make the world of difference.
Happy creating in your fabulous space.
Aloha!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a beautiful room. My room was the dining room, or supposed to be. I need more light. Your room is so wonderful.

MamaDaniel said...

nice looking room.. my DH just added another set of light for my sewing room.. yes, the brighter the better... :)

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