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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Beam N Read Blog Hop

Welcome to day four of IHAN's Beam N Read Blog Hop!
I want to thank Kelly from I Have A Notion and the great folks at ASF Lightware Solutions for inviting me to participate in this blog hop.  Quite honestly, I probably wouldn't have given this light a second glance if it hadn't been sent to me for a review.  I have a nice bright light next to my chair where I do most of my handwork, so why would I need to strap a light around my neck?  It didn't take me long to figure out that this little light is invaluable for anyone who does any kind of handwork!  The extra bright light directed towards your stitching (without obstructing your view) makes all the difference in the world while stitching, especially when there isn't any natural light available.  The Beam N Read is lightweight and has a comfortable, easy to adjust neck strap.   It only took a few minutes of use and I was hopelessly hooked on my Beam N Read!

One of the handy attachments that comes with the Beam N Read LED6 is a detachable magnifier for times when your bifocals or reading glasses just aren't enough...like when threading a needle.  Don't you just hate it when you can't get the thread to go through that tiny needle eye?!  Sometimes it isn't lack of vision that makes it difficult to thread that needle.  Did you know that a needle has a right and wrong side?  You can't see it by looking, but if you're having a hard time threading the needle try turning it around and threading it through the other side.  Works for me every time!   

Would you like a Beam N Read LED6 Hands Free Light of your very own? Here's your chance to win one!  Just leave a comment telling me what hand project you would like to shine a little extra light on.  Simple as that!  I'll draw a winner on Saturday, July 2 by Random Number Generator.  The winner will be notified by email, so if you are a no-reply blogger make sure that you leave your e-mail address with your comment.

Here's The Fine Print...
The drawing is open to the everyone on the globe and to make this possible, the winners will be responsible for the shipping costs of their light to the address of their choice (lights are being shipped from OH, USA). The winner will be able to choose the delivery service (UPS, FedEx, USPS). 

Don't forget to stop by Bejeweled Quilts By Barb and read her review of the Beam N Read Light and sign up for her giveaway as well!

Comments are now closed!  
Congratulations to the winner, Kathy MacKie!

99 comments:

Peggy said...

Hi Susan:

I would love to win a Beam and Read Light. I would have to shine the light on my king size dresden plate that I am making. I hope to finish it some year!!
Thanks for the chance and the review.

Yvonne said...

I hope to win this light. I would use it every evening with my handquilting. Thanks for this give-away.

Pamela Nees said...

This product looks great! I'd love to finally finish up a lap quilt I've been working on for ages...the hand quilting always seems to get pushed aside for other things! I'm sure the Beam and Read Light would be a super help for those evenings when your eyes get a little tired! Thanks for the chance!

Sheila said...

I would love the beam and read light for when I am doing stitcheries sure would help these old eyes.Thanks for the chance .

Madame Samm said...

Morning Susan...you are up and Barb's light shone sew bright...clearly I could see you from over there lol
I do love this Beam N Read...and certainly I am not easily led....
This is worth its weight in brightness..great post...

Barb said...

Just hopped by to give some support.....Have a wonderful day...this light is pretty handy!!

Vickie said...

I am doing a BOM that is embroidered!
This light would be great to use and I could sit anywhere I wanted! This was a great post! Thanks for such a great giveaway and a chance to win!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I have been working on a couple of embroidery projects so that is what I would use the light for. Also, I know it would come in handy for reading in bed (currently drives my husband batty).

Diane said...

Hi Susan! I am working on an embroidery piece now (off and on, ok more off than on) but I'm constantly moving around the room trying to get better light. Thanks for the chance and a great review!

mblittle5 said...

I'm working on a cross-stitch Christmas stocking for my grandson. The light sounds like it would be a great help!

Sallie said...

I would use this for shining light as I work on the binding on a baby quilt for our church quilt ministry. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the Beam and Read Light. I got a chance to see it work last week and was really impressed. It would really help when doing any kind of hand work.

Dori (MLQG)

Quiltbug said...

I need this light badly. Yesterday I made a big booboo when sewing strips together. Better light would have helped but now I have a creative piece that will work somewhere.

Stray Stitches said...

I am currently working on the stitchery for A Gardener's Journal and would love to have the light to use for this. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway :)

Renea said...

I would use this light when I am cross stitching in the evening. Thanks for the giveaway.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I just started cross stitching a Christmas stocking for my newest grandchild and the stitches are tiny. Needless to say, I could definitely use the Beam and Read light. Especially since we are traveling now and the lighting in our camper is the best. It looks like a great solution!

KatheG said...

Would like to win this - I do embroidery of all kinds and am trying to teaching myself how to hand piece quilts. This would sure help. Thanks for your neat blog.

Barb said...

I'd really do need a Beam and Read Light to help when I'm doing counted cross stitch. I think I should get my best friend one, too! She never seems to have enough light :)

swooze said...

I sure could use it to thread my needle when I am binding quilts!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I would love to win one of those great lights to sew my hexies at night, or do my stitching.I have a light but it's so hot that I can't work for many time.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I'm so glad you aren't stitching in the dark any longer...LOL. I feel the same way...and I use the magnifier quite a bit...even at my young age (imagine that!)

Smiles,
Kelly

ooglebloops said...

Very cool giveaway- that would come in handy for close up sewing, and late night reading (for those nights that I can actually STAY awake!)I haven't seen one of these before. Thanks for doing this.

gmaofthree said...

This light would be wonderful when I'm smocking in the evening. My lamp just doesn't illuminate well enough for me to do this work without eye strain.

Thank you!

WoolenSails said...

I would love to have one for my cross stitch. I started up again and making patterns, but I can't see the holes, lol. So, I definitely would use it for that and stitcheries and reading in bed and ........


Debbie

Lisa Marie said...

I would love to use this when I hand stitch bindings. When I watch TV with my husband and son in the "man cave" there isn't sufficient light for me to stitch and I hate to have idle hands while in front of the TV. Sounds like this light is the answer! Thanks for the chance to win.

LizA. said...

I definitely need one of these for camping. I neve have enough light to sew by when we camp in our VW bus.

Barbara said...

I would love a Beam N Read to use when I'm doing applique. I find I like it bright so that I can really see my stitching. Thank you for the chance to win a Beam N Read.

Needled Mom said...

I would love to use that little light on a cross stitch Christmas stocking I am working on.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

My 58 year old eyes could definitely benefit from the Beam N Read light. I'm not fortunate enough to have good lighting in my sewing room, so not only would it be helpful while sewing at the machine, but also while I'm doing that tedious needlework. Embroidery and cross stitch is on the menu. These 58 year old eyes HATE doing that!

Cori Lewis said...

what wouldn't I use it for.... Hexies, hand quilting, binding, reading. And letting my husband use it so he can read after I have gone to bed

Kathy MacKie said...

Yes, this would light up my life and my needlework project. I am doing a cross stitch project right now by Lizzie Kate.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm working on a red work embroidery pattern called Twas The Night Before Christmas. And trust me, I need a lot of light to see this piece! blessings, marlene

Pink Petunia said...

I would love to win this light so I could work on applique on the sofa at night.

Jean said...

I would use it while hand sewing my hexies! Thanks for the chance to win.

Pam said...

This light would be a great help for handquilting! Won't have to annoy hubby by turning on the bright overhead light when he's trying to watch tv!

Thanks for the give-away!

Robbie said...

I'm working on a miniature hand applique piece and this light with magnifier would sure make the project a whole lot easier to work on at night. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Grams said...

I could use a light like that when I'm smocking and I think the magnifyer would really come in handy.

vail in tn

Mary Jo said...

I could use the Beam and Read a million ways. My projects include hand embroidery, applique, quilting, and knitting not to mention reading, all usually done at night. Thanks

Deb said...

I'd use this for embroidery - which I like to do in the evenings, but don't have a nice light next to my favorite spot to stitch.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Donna~~ said...

I could really use some more light for my current applique project--Roseville Album. Hard to see where my stitches are going with my old eys! It looks like a great light!

Cornwoman said...

If I won one of those great lights I would use it to finish hand piecing my Jinny Beyer "Columbia" quilt. I had to stop a few years ago because I needed more light to work in the evening, and the ones that I have just don't shine on the project itself where I need it. I have missed being able to sew in the evenings.

Jeanne said...

I would love to win this light. I would use it on the large king size quilt top I am going to hand quilt. Working on it at night after
work this light would come in might handy. Thanks for the chance to win.

sewmeow said...

Thanks sew much Susan for your review of the Beam 'n Read light. It sounds like I really need one of those.

I would use it for when I hand sew bindings on quilts and at night when I want to do my hand embroidery project.

Thanks.....I'll be waiting for my email to tell me I'm the winner! Yay!

Carol C said...

I would be using this light on the embroidery wall hanging that I'm currently working on. I can just see so many uses for this. Thanks for the chance to win.

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I just read about your giveaway so had to come over to enter. I hand quilt all my quilts and often do this at night-when it is more difficult. I'm going to be starting a quilt for my girlfriend of 45 yrs., for her birthday-I would love more light.
Thank you for this opportunity.
Noreen

katie said...

I am taking a needle turn applique class 7-16 and I know this light would be wonderful to have for these 70 year old eyes.
Thank you for having this give away and good luck to all.

JCnNC said...

My very own Beam N Read would shine on my Redwork embroidery, as that is what I work on in the evening. Thanks for your input and the opportunity to win one. Judy C in NC

Nanbon44 said...

this would be great for all my crafting and stitching...

VickiT said...

I just love this light. It looks just awesome.

I have a group of baby things I'll be making very soon for our 2nd grandchild who will arrive in early Sept we've been told. A few of the projects have hand stitching to close things up and with my bifocals not being quite as good as they should be I really do have some problems with that. I know this light would really help.

Anonymous said...

I have several hand projects going on right now that the Beam and Read could definitely shine on...some vintage dresden plates, birdie stitchery...

Quilts And Pieces said...

I had the same thought as you! But as I read through everyones reviews I"ve come to decide I NEED this! #1 help is with my hand quilting I"m doing. I"m working on a full size quilt right now and I never can get the light to light up the right area without shadows. And the other problem is I get way too hot with that light shining down on me. Boy would this help that!

stitchinpenny said...

I woulduse this to help me sew bindings on. The more light the better when I try to make tiny or invisible stitches.

DebrafromMD said...

I'm working on a Hawaiian applique wall hanging that I take with me when I travel. I could use this light to supplement the poor lighting in hotel rooms.

Lynn said...

Wow - this Beam and Read is sounding better and better with each review. Would love to win one to use when I bead. Always need more light and a mag. glass when beading with Delica beads.

tich said...

I really need all the help I can get to get on with my Dear Jane quilt. I usually sew it at night and my eyes get quite tired by then. By the way, did you find Barb's light?

jennifer said...

The yo yo's I could make with this light:)

Brita said...

The only hand sewing project I do is sewing on buttons, I'm still leery that my machine needle will hit the button. But I need the light to shine it on my sewing machine because the light on the machine just isn't bright enough!

Patti said...

This could become my favorite product ever. I really want one of these one way or another. I need this because I'm getting older and my eyesight isn't what it was and the combination of the great light and the magnifier is JUST what I want and NEED.
Love
Patti xxx

Marcia W. said...

It would be so helpful to use this beam-n-sew (my name for the useful gadget) to handsew my hexies, embroidery, and handquilting when the light seems dim. Thanks!

evelyn said...

I would use a Beam N Read today for a quilt binding that I am in the middle of. By next week it could be the crochet blanket I started for the new grandbaby. Then there are the dozen old ( 1979-1985) quilt magazines I got at the second hand store that I am reading before bed.--the list is endless.

kc said...

I'd love to win a Beam n Read light to help me out with unsewing. You know, sewing with Jack the Ripper...

Thanks for a great review~

Patty said...

I think it would be great at night when I sew my bindings on.

sandra said...

The reviews on this have been so awesome that I know i really want one. It would be great to win it but I have to have one one way or another.

Snoodles said...

Unreal! I had no idea that a needle had a "right" and a "wrong" side....I gotta try that next time! I would love to shine some light on my hand quilting - that would be a lot easier than trying to drag a lamp over closer to my chair! LOL
Thanks for the chance to win!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

iluvmybugs said...

Would love to win this light. This would be ideal for stitching in our small rv since the lighting is not great. I'll be working on binding placemats I'm going to be making as gifts. Thanks for the chance to win.

Zlaty said...

I would love to win one of those lights! Please count me in! :))

I hope you are having a great holiday weekend!

Gene Black said...

I could always use some extra light when I am working on yo-yo's for my yo-yo quilt. But I am sure it would come in handy when I am "un-sewing" too.

Sherill said...

I have been looking for a good light to have beside my chair for hand work. I'm quilting a baby quilt right now . Thank you for the chance to win this light.

Linda in PA said...

I would use this light when I work on embroidery in the evening. Thanks for a chance to win it.

The Village Queen said...

Oh the options! For sure handwork, and digging in my stash wall which isnt well lit, and putting on bindings. What a cool toy. thanks for the chance!

Kim D. said...

The Beam N Read Light would be perfect for working on my GFG quilt. It's taken me 10 years of work and maybe with the help of the Beam N Read Light I could finish my top this year. Crossing fingers and toes. Thanks to you and the sponsors for making this giveaway possible.

Jo Ann Zavala said...

my eyesight prevents me from doing the crafts i love. If I win this light, i will use it for everything


mewantawin@yahoo.com

Susan Entwistle said...

I definitely need this light for working on my two needle turn Baltimore Album quilts. Stitching would be so much easier if I didn't have to station myself in bright rooms and move lamps around. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

Nancy B said...

I think the BemNRead would be so handy for a lot of reasons. I would probably use it for reading and hand sewing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Janet said...

I would use this light when doing embroidery, as I love to do. Thanks for a chance to win.

JJ said...

I think I would find lots of uses for the light but it would be excellent for when I am design a quilt. My eyes just aren't what they used to be.

Penny said...

I've enjoyed hopping around. I'm interested in using the Beam n Read for needle felting and hand sewing. Maybe a little reading in bed too.

QuiltSue said...

I have just started my first redwork project, and this light would help me to carry on in the evenings.

Lee said...

I would love to shine that light on my tea cozy embroiery that i am doing! thanks for the review and giveaway.

Kathy H said...

I would love to use this light for working on wool applique. I usually am using dark colors for this and it needs extra light. Thanks for the chance.

rebecca said...

I would use the very cool light to do hand work on my wool projects!!

Thanks for the review!

Quilt n Queen said...

I would love to win one of these lights as these 61 year old eyes are not what they used to be. All my embroidery, knitting and crocheting would be a whole lot brighter. I really like that it’s sEw portable. Thanks for the chance to win a Beam n Read!…(o:

Laine said...

This light is something I have been waiting for. Will make my embroidery work much easy to do at night.

lsandes@comcast.net

Hilachas said...

I would love to win a Beam and Read Light. It would definitely shed some light on my many sewing projects.

Lady of the Cloth said...

It seems that at night when DH is watching TV, my light is in his way so, I would like to use this light while stitching bindings and applique while watching TV with him. I think it would be the cat's meow for reading in bed too. Thanks for the chance to win this.
Carline

Darlene B said...

I recently tried english paper piecing and really enjoyed it! I would like to start another EPP project and this light would be great for that! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Debbie said...

I could sure use this light by the computer, so I can knit at the computer! Thanks for counting me in, Susan.

Linda E in AZ said...

Now that my eyesight is getting "aged" I could sure use one of these lights! It's tough to admit, but I can see less and less at night and under low light conditions.
I need to work on some appliqued hearts for a project my quilting guild is working on, and this would really help
thanks

Mimi said...

I think that this would be awesome to have for working on my quilting projects in the evening or even reading a book without disturbing others!! Thanks for the chance!

Jean said...

The light looks great! And I must admit, the magnifiers sure would be helpful!

Catskill Quilter said...

Wonderful giveaway -- looks like this light is a must-have item!

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Noell said...

I've seen this light first hand, and it really is a must have! Thanks for the chance to win!

Nancy Sue said...

As unglamerous as it's sounds, I'd have to say this would help me get my husband's pants hemmed. Having a 3 yr old son, my sewing time is at night and the last thing I want to do is hand hem black pants with black thread. If I win, I'll need to come up with another excuse, because this light would be awesome for that job!!! :)

Kathleen said...

I love this light and the magnifier would surely help me out..LOL...thanks for the giveaway..

Kd said...

I can't believe how handy this light looks. I would use it for hand sewing on quilt bindings.
~ Kd ~
www.KdQuilts.com

Linda V said...

Those lights look fantastic. These OLD eyes are needing brighter and brighter light nowadays!

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

This looks like a great thing to have for handwork!!!

Bob said...

Thanks for the Beam N Read review. Loved reading your initial skepticism and how it was answered. And Thanks to all who commented and to Kelly who organized the Blog Hop

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