I never exect anyone to buy anything I recommend. I do often use affiliate links for Amazon so if you order something from an Amazon link, I may get a few cents but, as you might guess, it isn’t affiliate income that puts food on the table so I hope no one ever feels obligated to buy anything I suggest. As for myself, I’m always happy with Jo or Judy or Janna or Donna or some of my other enabling friends share resources with me so . . I’m just passing it on!
It wasn’t long after I started cross stitching that I laughed at my friend, Donna, when she told me how many magnifying lamps she had ordered and not liked. I don’t laugh any more. I have three and while they each have SOMETHING I like and SOMETHING I dislike, there’s not a single one of them that I would buy again. Here’s a post I did about the ones I have.
I also have a set of manifying glasses, and I’ve not been happy with them. Maybe I’m just hard to please!
I saw these recently and ordered them. They arrived yesterday and I used them a bit last night and some this morning. While I will not be singing their praises til I’ve used them for several hours and see how they work, right now I’m happier with them than with anything else I’ve tried.
Right now, they’re less than $20. They aren’t teribly heavy. The rubber piece that fits on my nose is quite comfortable. They have a light! It requires 3 AAA batteries. So far, I have not tried it with the light but I may this evening. Holding three batteries in my hand doesn’t seem to weigh much but I was thinking . . when we’re at my uncle’s or on a road trip, I am probably not going to want to bring a lamp so this might work in place of a lamp.
They come with five different strengths of magnifying lense – 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 and 3.5. I started with the 3.5 and ended up backing down to the 2.0 which I like best as of now. So far, I’m impressed.
Linen, Charts & Floss:
Watching one flosstube leads to another flosstube and to another and so on. I ended up on Hollis Hands Creates the other day. I had never watched her before. She has an Etsy shop but she’s recently moved from Texas (I think) to Kansas City, MO . . kinda weird since we almost just did the same thing. Her Etsy shop had been closed for the move so I signed up to be notified when her shop re-opened. This morning I got the notification. The notification actually came in last night but I didn’t see it til this morning. When I went there, she had three or four pages of linen. She had quite a bit in stock that I had not been able to find other places so I did place an order for some of the harder to find colors.
If there’s a color you’re looking for, she may have it.