Sunday, August 30, 2009

My room is so bright......I've got to wear shades!

Ok, I can't really post a photo of the difference in my sewing room - you will just have to trust me on this one!

This afternoon my hubby installed a strip light in my sewing room for me and put in daylight tubes - WOW! Before I had a single light bulb that used to cast my own shadow on my sewing, cutting and ironing area -now the light is almost blinding!!
Even my youngest son commented when he came home today! Not sure it will help me sew any faster but it will certainly make it all a lot easier :-)
In other news, on Saturday afternoon I spent a few hours at Debbie's place doing a card making shoe box swap. I came away with 6 new xmas cards and only had to come up with the idea for one of them! Great! Now I just have to make the time to do some in time for posting to UK!! I always miss the last guaranteed posting day, my parcels etc usually get there in time anyway.
I didn't completely finish my WIAW garments. I got a skirt and top finished, have worn the top and just have to hem the skirt - which is a little bit tight, but we won't talk about that!!!!! I have almost finished the second top and plan to sew tomorrow evening as it is one of the few weeks I don't have to go out on a Monday night.


Sharon said...

Living in a 1928 bungalow I can understand your lack of light and you are so lucky to get those daylight lamps.

My DH figured out a way that I can get the double bed in my sewing room (guest room) to stand up against the wall so now I have plenty of space to sew in.

Also didn't finish the WiaW, but intend to soldier on.

gwensews said...

Good lighting makes such a difference. Enjoy it. I hope you don't have to sew in sunglasses!

kiltsnquilts said...

Sharon, our house is a 1920's villa but my sewing room was once a verandah - long before we owned the house it was converted into a room with a very low ceiling with beams, the single light bulb was between two beams which didn't help! Glad you will carry on with your WIAW - me too :-)
gwensews, you are so right about good lighting - and no, I don't really have to sew in my sunnies :-)

Debbie said...

I'm glad you explained why you were wearing your shades inside the house. I thought you'd finally lost the plot, although I must say they do make you look a pretty cool dude!!

kiltsnquilts said...

Haha, now I didn't say I hadn't lost the plot as well!! Maybe I needed an excuse to wear my shades, must be the lack of sun getting to me Lol!! Mind you, with a room this bright, who needs sun???