Went and drug my birthday present home today!

@marie2052 (3697)
United States
August 2, 2011 4:04pm CST
Birthday was last week, and I cross stitch a lot and have always wanted one of those Ott Lights. Well I went on Hobby Lobby website today and they had a 40% off coupon on any one single item in the store. So the lamp that was 249.99 was reduced 100.00 so it justified being able to get it. Now waiting for hubby to put it together. It has the natural light, the clamp to hold your pattern and a magnifying glass. Now I can let Tink lay on my lap since I have some place to put the pattern! He will be in kitty heaven. He hates when I tell him no. He just looks at me with those Puss and Boot's eyes like in Shrek. Anyway will come back and comment here on it after I start using it! Does anyone else have one? If so how do you like it? Here is the link so you girls can see what I gothttp://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/ottlite-3-in-1-craft-lamp-646547/
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@la_chique (1499)
2 Aug 11
I love cross stitching too! You're a lucky girl to have one of those! Hope ur hubby gets to work quickly so you can get using it! Love the bit about the kitty
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
2 Aug 11
Tink is a long siamese mixed cat. He THINKS he is the baby. He does not curl up like most cats he wants to lounge from my chest all the way down to my legs sitting in a recliner. So I have to say NO! you have to lay at the foot of the recliner. Then he just stares at me like WHY??? And then he looks like pussnboots from Shrek with the big whimpering eyes. Then I get all sucked in and he is AGAIN in my lap!
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@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
4 Aug 11
My birthday was last week also, I didn't get myself anything though. I couldn't get the link to work, but the lamp sounds nice! I am always looking for somewhere to put the pattern and sometimes I lose it. It sounds like you got a good deal on it also. I'll bet your cat will love it once your husband gets it ready to use. Happy Belated Birthday!
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
4 Aug 11
Thank you for the birthday wishes. Yea when I went to put the link in I did a space but mylot did not. So I made another discussion quickly to put the link right in that time. Sometimes mylot sneaks one in on me. What day was your birthday? mine was the 29th of July. I knew we became friends for some reason LOL Happy belated birthday to you too!
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• United States
4 Aug 11
Thanks for the bighday wishes. Mine was the 29th also. Maybe that is why we seem to have so much in common. I have only met one other person that had the same birthday as me. It would be really odd if it was the same year also, but I think I am older than you. My year of birth was 1955. I tried to look on your profile page because I thought maybe it would have your age, but it was blank.
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
5 Aug 11
Nope you are the youngster LOL I was born in 1952. That is awesome I never met anyone with the same birthdate before! I have a friend that I went to school with that his birthday is on the 30th, and one of my best friends that is disabled and his birthday is on the 31st. You and I are just gonna have to stay in touch! Huggs to you
@BarBaraPrz (17268)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Aug 11
I don't have one of those lamps but my floor stand has the same sort of clamp for holding the pattern. I found it useful to a point: kinda hard to mark your spot on the pattern with nothing but air behind it. I got around this by putting a clipboard in the clamp and using the clipboard's clamp to hold the pattern.
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
3 Aug 11
Thanks for the advice. I figure I will put a piece of posterboard (has a think layer of foam in it too) So that should hold it steady. I also got tired of threading and unthreading floss. Took up as much time to wind thread back on bobbins as it did cross stitching.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
6 Aug 11
That sounds nice. I don't think that I would want to get one because I am really cheap and I really don't understand how to use it. Most of the time I just pick up my pattern and look at it and put it back down so that I can stitch a little section. I think sometimes the magnifying glass might come in handy for me, but it would be more to verify if I completed an x rather than to look at the pattern. I constantly have to take off my glasses and get my project close to my face before I can see if I missed any stitches. Oh well... Have a great weekend!!!