It's Friday - are you ready to give out some whoop whoops? I am - and I've got a giveaway today that will have four of you whooping it up big time too!!
A couple of weeks ago, I saw a blogpost that had me dancing in the aisles - and here's the back story so you'll understand why. When we moved into our lovely old house, it didn't occur to us that the 200+ trees in our yard would make our house very dark inside during the summer. Lots of shade combined with low ceilings make for very dim lighting! So currently, my sewing room has two windows, two torchiere lights, an overhead light, and sometimes I add an Ott light for task lighting. Even with the sewing machine light on my tabletop machine, or the gooseneck light on Jolene, it's hard to see what you're sewing during the day, and it's almost impossible at night. So when I saw someone raving about LED lighting, I had to check it out…
The company's name is Inspired LED. They have all kinds of LED lighting - but I was on a mission. I jumped over to specialty lighting and found the sewing machine lighting kits. Take a look at the kit contents…
Pretty simple! The flexible strip of lights is adjustable to the length you need - you just cut it between sets of three light bulbs. Peel off the paper on the back to stick it to the top of your machine throat. Attach the on-off switch to the back of your machine, also with stickies on the unit. Plug the light strip into the box, plug the power cord into the other side, and position the strip clips to keep the cord out of your way. How simple is that?
For those of you visual people, the above is a video of the installation process.
The pictures above are from the LED Inspired website, showing the installation on a small-throated domestic machine. Here are some pics of it installed on my Juki TL98-Q…
Seen here with only the machine light on...
…and here with the LED lights on. The lights are so bright the picture looks dark!
I can't wait to try some custom free motion quilting and ruler work using the new lights - it should make it so much easier!
I've suggested to Inspired LED that they make a longer set for long arm quilting machines - I could have easily used a 22" strip instead of the 11.5" strip they sent in the kit - and a longer power cord for the long arms, because it has to travel with the machine. Hopefully those will be available soon, but even the 11.5" length is great on my 26" long arm quilting machine!
All in all, I'd say this product is definitely worth the money. Thirty dollars for the kit shown above, and they also have free shipping! If you sign up for their newsletter, the first email you receive from them contains a 10% discount on your first order, too - sweet! (Unfortunately, the kits are already discounted, so it doesn't apply to them, but you can use it on other great items on their website!)
And now for the giveaway - Inspired LED has generously provided four sets of the sewing machine lighting kits for the readers of my blog! So if you would like one of these for your very own, leave a comment below answering the following question…
Beach, mountains or city?
(for me it's beach - where I am this week!)
You can have a second entry if you are a follower - please leave a second comment!
And don't worry - if you just can't wait to purchase one, go ahead! If you win, Inspired LED will refund the purchase price to you! What a deal!!
I'll draw a winner and announce it next Friday - giving four lucky folks a great reason to whoop it up!!
And on a very personal note,
I've got a BIG whoop whoop!
My daughter and son-in-law have been
pre-approved for their adoption!
We're one step closer to having
a cute little Chinese grandson!
(that's whoop whoop in Chinese!)
And now it's your turn!
What's got you dancing the happy dance?
What's making you jump for joy this week?
(Gosh - there's that darn beach again!)
Share with us - we want to dance and jump right along with you!
Remember - it doesn't have to be a finish!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight -
hope to see you there!
PS - GenerationQ's blog has a story about the Hands2Help Challenge today! How cool is that? Click here to go see it...