Suzy’s Sitcom Exclusive- Natural Spectrum Lamp Give Away!

This post and contest is sponsored by Verilux. All opinions are mine alone. #verilux

I am a crafter day and night.  And I’m pretty sure that many of my readers are that way also!  Often times I find myself up late working on projects that didn’t fit into my daytime schedule.  One valuable tool that I have used for years is a Natural Spectrum Light.  It allows me to not only see my project well at night, but shows off the natural colors of my project.  And it just so happens that I have one to give away!

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The nice folks at Verilux asked me to do a review on their lamp, and in exchange, I can give one away to one lucky Suzy’s Sitcom reader!  You are very special to me and I love the chance to show my appreciation every now and then with an awesome giveaway.   See the bottom of this post for easy entry instructions!

The Verilux VD01 Original Natural Spectrum Desk Lamp is a necessity in my crafting area.  Working all day in the campgrounds leaves me with just the evenings to create.

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I find it necessary to be able to view my colors as they would be seen under natural light.  A Natural Spectrum light not only brightens up my workspace, but shows off the colors as they should be without the yellow tints of artificial lighting.

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When working on a project, it can be a frustrating to find that colors appear differently indoors and outdoors, as well as even under different lamps.

3d scenic egg ornaments

3D Panoramic Eggs

The Natural Spectrum Light emits a broader spectrum of wavelengths, so colors appear truer.   Not only can you see colors clearer, but it reduces eye strain and fatigue!

diy stenciled flower pillows

DIY Wall Art with Stencils

The Verilux VD01 Original Natural Spectrum Desk Lamp not only provides the best properties of natural daylight indoors, but it also helps to eliminate glare, eyestrain and fatigue.

recycled paper butterfly wreath

Recycled Butterfly Wreath

I love how bright and colorful my projects look even at night!

mosaic egg shell vase

DIY Mosaic with Eggshells

And in my opinion, the more time I have to craft, the better!

paisley fish gourd art

DIY Paisley Chickens

See how bright my colors are?  It can be frustrating to paint something at night and in the morning, wake up to a whole different pallet.

spectrum lamp giveaway

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I took these two photos of my latest crochet project to illustrate my point.  The one on the left was taken under regular artificial light.  As you can see, the colors are washed out and yellowed.  In the photo to the right, the colors are bright and clear!

Win a Natural Spectrum Desk Lamp!

spectrum lamp giveaway

Would you like a chance to win a Verilux VD01 Original Natural Spectrum Desk Lamp of your very own? As you know, I believe in easy entry!  Just leave a comment below telling me what project you are currently working on!

See?  Easy entry!

Contest ends at midnight, Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

(Due to shipping constraints, this contest is only open to United States and Canada residents).

Edited: August 9, 2015


Congratulations to the winner- Deborah!

I am working on a beaded picture using size 11 delica beads. I can only work on it during the day because artificial lighting makes for very bad eyestrain. I could really use the lamp. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

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  • Penny September 15, 2015, 1:55 pm

    Yay I finely have a chicken in my cart, and now I am hopping it stays there tell I get my check so I can get it for my sister, every time I go to get one they are gone daren’t. I love your sit, your smiley face is such a welcome site when you just don’t feel good any more, I am getting ready to start my art bible study journal, I want to get some quilts done, but have to wait on hubby to cut my table down a few feet. thank you again for your beautiful young smiling face. GOD bless

  • Lady Robin August 8, 2015, 3:12 pm

    Just came across your site today. I’m very excited and I subscribed right away. Know I will be visiting and awaiting emails. Currently, I’m working on a yoyo quilt among a few more small projects. Thanks for sharing, until next time, have a great day!

  • Serena August 7, 2015, 11:21 pm

    At present, I am resurrecting my fabric dye studio, heading for silk scarf production to sell at the St. Paul Art Crawl in October — daunting. I may be trying out your crayon batik project. I may even include houses! One of my favorite motifs.

    My eyes are going the way of the buffalo due to a late-stage chronic illness (so the lamp would be an amazing thing!). Thank you for the giveaway AND the great website! Gonna sign up for your newsletter right now. :->

  • Anonymous August 7, 2015, 5:39 pm

    Not working on anything right now, its become almost impossible under regular lighting and its way to hot outside in Florida right now:(

  • Becky August 6, 2015, 3:42 pm

    The older I get, the more light I need. Sure helps with creating!

  • Phyllis August 6, 2015, 10:22 am

    Getting ready to do some projects for Christmas gifts

  • C4G August 6, 2015, 10:22 am

    Yes please!
    What am I working on?
    Knitting some socks, cleaning raw wool for carding and spinning, and weaving a lace curtain. Not ambitious, AT ALL.

  • Darlene August 6, 2015, 9:33 am

    Love all of your crafting ideas. So many to choose. Right now I am trying to make paisley designs so I can use them on stones. Thanks for all of your great projects!

  • Mary August 5, 2015, 8:48 pm

    always working on quilts for church ,that helps many groups in need.The room that I work in has no light only the natural light that I get from a small window that faces the east. I have one floor lamp like this and it’s great but could ealey use another so i don’t have to keep moving all the time.

  • Mary August 5, 2015, 8:43 pm

    I ‘m currantelly working on quilt for my church that are given away to the need, veterans and we work with material that is doanated by ant one that is wanting to clen out or get rid of 100% cotton fabris . We also use fleece for the backs of some an flannel pretty much any thing that is in good clean condition.

  • Frieda Evaskis August 5, 2015, 5:30 pm

    I am currently working on machine embroidered lace & hanging bead chandelier Christmas ornaments, as well as rhinestone and leather bracelets. This light would be great when trying to match the beads to the thread used in the lace on the ornaments. I do a lot of crafting in the evenings/nights as well. (Sigh, day jobs get in the way of the important things in life sometimes)

  • Nancy D August 5, 2015, 4:54 pm

    Right now I’m working on a fall cross stitch. We won’t talk about the other projects I have waiting to be finished up 🙂

  • Paulette August 5, 2015, 11:24 am

    Hi Suzy! Right now I’m working on a funky yard art bird for my yard art camp with the kids. It’s good size, 11 1/2″ x 10″, cut out of 3/4″ wood. I’m painting it with acrylic paints. I wish I could send a photo of it. He will stand about 30″ tall on zinc legs in my flower garden.
    I love to paint and share it with my students. I also teach drawing too. Last summer we painted and used your aluminum foil plate pattern for the fish design. The kids embossed the foil and then painted it with metallic acrylic paint after I sprayed it with a flat black primer. They turned out awesome!
    I don’t have a natural spectrum lamp. I would love to win this to help me with my nighttime painting. I agree, with a busy daytime schedule sometimes painting at night is a must!
    Thanks! Love your website! I look at it often!

  • Eva August 5, 2015, 9:37 am

    I’m working on scrapbooking cards right now!
    I’d been working lately too much for the past year so now I forced myself to focus on me and craft! Just found you and I feel like a kid in a candy store! Thank you for sharing all this amazing projects!!! So inspiring!!!! 🙂

  • Marie Freeman August 5, 2015, 6:15 am

    I am doing a wedding cross stitch

  • Marla P. August 4, 2015, 8:03 pm

    Well it’s not a project per say but a really good light would be wonderful for clipping coupons. They make that print so small anymore I have to strain my eyes to read the expiration date. An overhead light simply doesn’t work for me anymore.

  • Jan P August 4, 2015, 12:49 pm

    I am making a baby blanket for the great grandchild of a lady I help care for.

  • Josephine August 4, 2015, 11:42 am

    I am crocheting a shawl almost done.

  • Christine August 4, 2015, 9:20 am

    Heh Susie, I just finished a large hooked floor rug and I had a few wool yarns that were so close in color it about drove me crazy. A really good light would have made life easier and a whole lot more fun. The hand applique hummingbird quilt I am working on now is composed of teeny tiny pieces and a good light is just what I need.

  • Beverly August 4, 2015, 8:27 am

    macrame wall hanging. I’m knotting from a 3 foot 1 inch wide branch. Tries my patience but it’s going to be great.

  • Teri August 4, 2015, 1:41 am

    I’m working on a EPP hexagon quilt and I have found its very hard to see those tiny stitches. I could use a good light to work with. Thank you for the opportunity for this giveaway.

  • Allison August 3, 2015, 8:41 pm

    since there are always projects to accomplish around the RV this lamp would be very handy! It’s RV size! My current project is planning out the rest of the special activities for the season!

  • Amy August 3, 2015, 6:40 pm

    I just finished making all the decorations for my mom and her twins 80th birthday party. Now that I’m done with that I have started planning for the school year since we home school. Calendars, daily planners, grade books…

  • Sunny C August 3, 2015, 5:56 pm

    I would Love to win this Lamp, as I could use it!!!
    I am currently at work on putting together a Handmade Quilt.
    I am also making a pattern for an Apron, which I have been wishing to make for too long. 🙂

  • Cindi August 3, 2015, 5:17 pm

    Hi Suzy! I’m currently working on leather bracelet’s and a necklace. As I get older I have issues with the lighting in my home. I would love one of these lights. I so love your blog and what an adventurer you are to travel around in a RV!! How fun!!! Thanks for opportunity to win.

  • Cristy Holloway Wink August 3, 2015, 5:12 pm

    Hello, I love all that you do! You’re a huge inspiration! Currently I am working on a faux metal wall art project made from toilet paper rolls. I would enjoy the spectrum desk lamp so that I can see better at night, I cant tell you how many times I went to bed happy about my projects, and wake up thinking what was I doing?! lol Thanks again!
    Happy crafting!

  • Mary Hays August 3, 2015, 3:56 pm

    Enjoy your web site. As I age, I do need better light but it is good to keep your hands busy especially in the cooler months. Now I keep them busy pulling weeds. Thank you for the opportunity to try to win one.

  • joy August 3, 2015, 3:19 pm

    I’m working on my first suzy project. It is the enhanted fish. I just purchased sleeping mermaid and am looking forward to that one too. I am enjoying working on tin foil, its a lot of fun. Would love to win the light. Thanks Suzy for all your great ideas.

  • Sue August 3, 2015, 2:18 pm

    I am working on clothes for my granddaughters dolls and I find that as my eyes age I
    really need more/brighter light to match colors and see my stitching, I would truly love
    to have a new work lamp for my craft space.

  • Jeanne Jones August 3, 2015, 1:14 pm

    I am working on a pickle dish quilt.

  • Delaine August 3, 2015, 1:01 pm

    I am currently working on a quilted Christmas table cloth and matching curtains, and also a king sized flannel patchwork quilt. Thanks!

  • Kat Bills August 3, 2015, 12:29 pm

    Sorting through old pictures, some are so faded. Adding more light to the subject would make it much easier.

  • Anonymous August 3, 2015, 11:39 am

    I am currently working on a lap quilt. It would be great to have “true” light to judge colors.

  • Mary Burnett August 3, 2015, 11:20 am

    I am working on a salvaged corner hutch from an old building that got demolished. Working in a dark garage . Sure could use some light !!!

  • Linda Maile-Smith August 3, 2015, 10:46 am

    I should have added my project was a baby blanket.

  • Linda Maile-Smith August 3, 2015, 10:44 am

    Boy I could have used this earlier this week. I had two big balls of yarn that looked like they might be the same color. Started my project and needed to tap into the second ball and had a heck of time telling if they were the same or if one was lighter.

  • Joyce Fisher August 3, 2015, 10:40 am

    My current project is to clean my craft room so I can do a project!!! It looks like two tornados hit it. When I get it cleaned up, I’ll be working on Christmas gifts using essential oils such as bath salts, sugar scrubs, lip balm, hand lotion, linen spray and more!

  • Janet August 3, 2015, 9:44 am

    I am painting more rocks and will use the chalk markers!

  • Ann August 3, 2015, 9:27 am

    I’m finishing a baby quilt for a friend ❤️

  • Ramona August 3, 2015, 9:18 am

    Sounds like a fantastic light. I am working on a birthday present for our line dance teacher. It’s a polymer clay pendant. I used the mokune game technique and some really neat colors. Fushia, lime green, black with gold glitter and turquoise. I think she’s gonna like it.

  • Deborah August 3, 2015, 9:03 am

    I am working on a beaded picture using size 11 delica beads. I can only work on it during the day because artificial lighting makes for very bad eyestrain. I could really use the lamp. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

  • Shanda August 3, 2015, 8:43 am

    I am using Mod Podge to redo a nightstand with napkins ☺☺

  • Beverly Hall August 3, 2015, 7:40 am

    I am crocheting a baby blanket for my soon-to-be grandson, Lincoln Elliott! I would love this lamp to set on the table next to my chair for doing embroidery and needlework!

  • Mary Kay Michaels August 3, 2015, 7:24 am

    I’m working on a clay sculpture. I’m taking a class. The piece is a pair of hands holding a book and will be given to my fiancé as a gift as he is such an avid reader.

  • Vanessa Katt August 3, 2015, 5:24 am

    I am presently helping an elder in the community with a star quilt. It has black on it in various areas and it is surprising how many shades of black appear with poor lighting and the changes in daylight!

  • Cynthia Johnson August 3, 2015, 5:09 am

    Working on a crocheted twin bedspread for my 4 yr old great-granddaughter. It is in pink & purple. Purple is real had to work with in the dark. I really need this light!

  • Anonymous August 3, 2015, 5:07 am

    I am sewing a windmill quilt for my mothers 80th birthday.

  • Doreen S August 3, 2015, 2:09 am

    I just finished a quilt and am getting ready to start my next project but haven’t decided what. There are so many things I need to do – make some blouses, recover my dog’s bed, and make more quilts! I just have to decide! Thanks for the great info and projects.

  • Katherine Buchanan August 3, 2015, 2:02 am

    I’m trying to make a special first anniversary card for my beloved oldest son. My lighting is horrible. This would help immensely! I had a nice daylight lamp. But my jerk now ex-bf broke it.

  • Charlotte August 3, 2015, 2:00 am

    I’ve been doing the plaster casts of elephant ears. Love making them and discovered when I started hitting up the local people for ‘ears’ that there are at least two varieties. Love this site.

  • Karen McEntee August 3, 2015, 12:58 am

    The Happy Camper pot holders! LOVE this project! Making 2 dozen with a friend to sell at a fundraising RV event! All proceeds go to the kids fundraiser!

  • Auntiepatch August 3, 2015, 12:47 am

    Cathedral jeans quilt for my sister and then another one for a new baby who is due in November.

  • Dee August 2, 2015, 11:49 pm

    I am about to start making one of my neighbor’s Christmas presents, homemade holiday napkins. These will go with some other things I have picked up to go in her Christmas basket.

  • Debbie Oliver August 2, 2015, 11:45 pm

    I have just finished making several driftwood sailboats, a driftwood American flag, and several sea glass mosaics. I love going to the beach and collecting all these special treasures to craft with.

  • Lynn August 2, 2015, 11:32 pm

    I’m working a butterfly quilted wall hanging and sewing new clothes.

  • Linda Barnes August 2, 2015, 11:31 pm

    I have a number of projects at the moment and of course, just like everyone else, more waiting. Working on 2 quilts (1 for me, and the other for my DH), also a small quilt for a kids charity. When this is done I turn it in and get another -and sew on sew on – Then about 6 towel toppers (and towel), and about 6 – 2 handed pot holders, these are for my Quilt Guild fund raiser. Then on to “Pig in a Blanket” they are a stuffed pig with a blanket also for our fund raiser. Either flannel or fleese. My sewing room is a mess – and will stay that way for quite awhile. But it is ok Just close the door. Smile
    Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful lamp Have not seen this in use but will look for it.

  • Jackie Russell August 2, 2015, 11:24 pm

    I just finished a t-shirt pillow for a birthday present. I am currently trying different things to use the sea glass we have found this summer. My daughter is busy making gifts for her sorority sisters.

  • Loretta Franklin August 2, 2015, 11:21 pm

    I am working on a tote bag and a Christmas quilt plus others in the making.

  • Cene August 2, 2015, 11:17 pm

    I’m always working on projects at night. There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in my day.
    I really enjoy reading your sitcom.

  • cindy shipley August 2, 2015, 10:36 pm

    I am working on knitting a blanket and still trying to start the sun catchers you did a while back with 5 grandkids and a new one will be here in a couple days i do a lot of night time crafting and i really like both your blogs now you really got me wanting to go to Maine have a wonderfull day

  • Nan August 2, 2015, 10:17 pm

    At present I am making a lap quilt for one of my Granddaughter’s, it’s the Windmills at Night and I got the pattern from your web site, I am very pleased with the result so far, as I have 3 Granddaughters I will have to make one for each of the before Christmas, so I think I will be busy.

  • Pamela August 2, 2015, 10:04 pm

    Just finished teaching bible school and making crfty things like a lion mask for Daniel in the Lions Den and crosses made out of coffee filters and washable markers. Now I am crocheting a baby dress to give to an amazing woman who is expecting her first child after recently adopting three little children who are brothers and sisters.

  • Janet Collins August 2, 2015, 9:52 pm

    I am working on my magnets made from aluminum cans. I work mostly at night in my diningroom which doesn’t have the best light. I have a show coming up Labor Day weekend in Arkansas.

  • Ira August 2, 2015, 9:18 pm

    I’m working on burlap flowers for wreaths

  • Anonymous August 2, 2015, 9:16 pm

    I’m beading a necklace.

  • Bernice P. August 2, 2015, 9:07 pm

    Right now I’m decoupaging some boxes and containers and they are turning out beautifully!

  • Jean in Fl August 2, 2015, 8:48 pm

    I left a comment then thought you might need more info
    Jean in FL

  • Anonymous August 2, 2015, 8:34 pm

    Wow, this just could be the answer. I’m making a cottage style gourd bird house &
    when I was all finished Nothing matched. I blamed it on aging(menopause excuse) that morning not thinking about the lights. Needless to say my hubby had to sand it all off.

    This would be great to win! Give me something to do waiting for our flooded yard to go away. Jean in Fl.

  • Diane August 2, 2015, 8:09 pm

    Oh my gosh, I have some bead projects and I’m knitting a sweater and some tatting projects and let’s not forget a painting project for my sister. I’m sure there are more things that are WIP, but this is good for now. I could really use one of these lights to help me see the small things better (like the beads and tatting for example), as well as all of my craft projects. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Melissa McCune August 2, 2015, 7:21 pm

    Refishing the potting station my hubby made for me, making solar fairy lights for my back porch, and about to begin painting kitchen cabinets and re-doing my staircase, oh n making fairy light jars that glow in the dark for my foster daughters room. 🙂

  • Anonymous August 2, 2015, 7:17 pm

    Hello Suzy.
    I wouldn’t want the task of choosing the winner for the Verilux Lamp. With only one lamp to give away.
    * Suzy, I hope that what I have to suggest doesn’t make you feel as if I’m being bossy. You work very hard at hand – crafting beautiful projects for this blog.
    I would like to suggest to some of the crafters that may have a bit more resources than other entries that they can purchase a full spectrum light bulb that will fit into a regular lamp. I bought one because I have a parrot who requires full- spectrum lighting for her to stay healthy.
    This is truly a generous give – way, Suzy. Thank-You for thinking of your many fans. I have followed your blog for years and you truly seem like a genuine, down to earth woman.
    Good luck to all who have entered. If I won, I would ask you to donate the lamp to an entry whose story truly touched my heart, because of her situation and her therapeutic(crafting) healing benefits it would provide her.
    Thank-You, SUZY.
    Have fun. – Annonymous

  • MPaula August 2, 2015, 6:56 pm

    My latest craft is Iris Folding cards. I have made several so far. The first one was for a neighbour who kept my driveway clear all winter. The latest, not yet finished, is a silhouette of a female singer with a microphone for a special friend. This is a fun and easy craft that older children would like.

  • Jo August 2, 2015, 6:46 pm

    Working on comfort quilts for children’s hospital and starting a t shirt quilt for my son Looks like a great light to have. Love all your crafts.

  • Carolyn August 2, 2015, 6:38 pm

    I am sewing in a 20 ft trailer while traveling for the summer. Lighting is not the greatest and this light would be a great help!!!!

  • freebird7100 August 2, 2015, 6:21 pm

    I am working on a few projects right now, a bracelet from bead and button, but also I am working on designs for this years beaded Christmas ornaments. Also designing a commission piece for a friend. I also am working on my inchies and twinchies, those are an every week thing.

  • Debbie August 2, 2015, 5:58 pm

    I am currently working on a knitting project an a rubber stamp project. I have seen these lights, but they are out of my budget. Thank you for the chance to win one. Love your website.

  • Shelly Elderdice August 2, 2015, 5:54 pm

    I will be starting on painting a old oil pump to go in my husbands barn!

  • Mary K Adams August 2, 2015, 5:43 pm

    What a difference the light makes! WOW! I am working on Zentangle Cards, and a zentangle picture. I do some kind of Art Work every night, a light like this would be Fantastic!

  • Dorothy H August 2, 2015, 5:31 pm

    I’m working on several projects now. My son asked me to fix a tree skirt their rabbit nibbled on a couple years ago. I’m also sewing pumpkins for bazaars and well as making small footballs from team fabric especially Ducks & Beaver for Porlandians. I should organize my sewing roomsYes – 2 rooms. 1 for sewing and 1 for storage) but no time.

  • Andrea Dabu August 2, 2015, 5:31 pm

    I am working on a couple crochet afghans. One is a multi colored granny ripple and the other is a TARDIS 🙂

  • Lucy August 2, 2015, 5:14 pm

    I am currently working on some handmade project life cards. I would love to have a good lamp like this in my workspace. Thanks for sharing this giveaway!

  • Lisette August 2, 2015, 5:13 pm

    Hi Suzy! Good to see you living your dreams! I would LOVE to win a verilux lamp. I have one in my studio downstairs, but oh I need one upstairs! My current lamp is awesome, and I can highly recommend them to anyone! Have a great day Suzy (and crew!).

  • Anita August 2, 2015, 5:12 pm

    Iam working on crocheting my great granddaughter a blanket. Live your site

  • Andrea Cooke August 2, 2015, 5:10 pm

    I am trying to learn to watercolor but I am not working on it much because it is too dark to see the colors when I get home from work at night.

  • Heidi N August 2, 2015, 4:59 pm

    I am currently attempting a silver and copper byzantine chain necklace, but now that I see all of the other great projects on this site, I may have to branch out!

  • Susan Kempthorne August 2, 2015, 4:59 pm

    Currently working on learning Fair isle crochet…and learning to follow the patterns.

  • Margaret Reid August 2, 2015, 4:59 pm

    I have priced out these lights before… they are on my dream list (more of a dream come true list) I am a senior with a very small pension. I buy all my fabric at thrift stores for my quilts. Right now I am working on an applecore quilt. It’s quite a challenge. I could truly make use of this lamp. It’s tough to be a widow alone in Canada. It sounds funny I know, but I eagerly await my 70th birthday; so that my pension will be increased up to the poverty level. In the last few years, I have lost my husband and two of my 3 children, as well as my home. Quilting is the only thing that makes sense anymore. Having some light in this dark apartment would make it better for me.

  • Pam August 2, 2015, 4:41 pm

    I love all the inspiration on your blog! I’m going to try those butterflies. I am currently working on a quilt that will be a housewarming gift for my cousin. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome lamp!

  • Patti August 2, 2015, 4:37 pm

    Right now I am working on making little carryalls for friends. I could sure use the light. The lighting in my craft room isn’t the best by any means. Thanks for the chance.

  • Susan August 2, 2015, 4:36 pm

    That light looks great. I, too, sew at night- when the rest of my work is done. I am working on quilting ALL of my mini quilts and tablerunners. Who knew thT the pile was THAT huge!

  • Gilda August 2, 2015, 4:33 pm

    I am doing some mixed media. I love the look and am trying to get better. Also, making cards, which is a regular thing. Thanks for the give away. Love the great lamp.

  • Christine Sadlon August 2, 2015, 4:32 pm

    Cross stitching a baby quilt for my first granddaughter. The lamp would definitely come in handy to see.

  • Deb Lovell August 2, 2015, 4:31 pm

    I am getting ready to do a painted backsplash!
    Right now i am praciting on foamboard, on my dining table cause that is the only palace here I have enough light. This would make things so much easier

  • MARTHAIA August 2, 2015, 4:10 pm

    Trying to paint some flower pots & make some bracelets.!!! This would be great..

  • Anonymous August 2, 2015, 4:03 pm

    I’m working on restringing/fortifying a dear friend of mine’s vintage turquoise necklace. The stringing material has become frayed and the turquoise nuggets are becoming brittle. Easy enough to fix, but I’m taking special care due to my friends’ love of this family heirloom!

    • Kara Bruyr August 2, 2015, 4:05 pm

      Yep, was me. The dumby that posted without contact info!

  • Heather G August 2, 2015, 3:49 pm

    I teach cardmaking to a group of senior citizens and it’s very frustrating to put a card kit together only to find out, when I get to their Community Center, that the colors are off (especially with blues and purples). This would help with that and other projects (beading and crocheting baby afghans, etc). Thank you for the chance to win one.

  • Debbie LaCroix August 2, 2015, 3:44 pm

    I love machine embroidery and I’m working on a Peek-A-Boo baby quilt.

  • Janice August 2, 2015, 3:43 pm

    I’m currently crocheting blankets for our local SPCA & Binky Patrol. My 90 yr. old father just moved in with me, so I put the lamp I usually use for crafting in his room so he can read the paper, etc. Would love to win this one. Thank you.

  • jane d August 2, 2015, 3:38 pm

    I’m working on table runners and placemats!

  • LAURANNE August 2, 2015, 3:13 pm

    Purse Handles! Completely wore through the ones that came on the purse. The purse body is fine (and I love the color!). Tried lanyards with faceted beads but the beads are coming off. Crochet won’t match the purse style. Neither will fabric. Going to try to use lanyard cord to make my own, but – ouch – need miles to make the length I want. Ack! Ack! Ack!

  • Maria Salling August 2, 2015, 3:11 pm

    currently enjoying the adult coloring books

  • k Bain August 2, 2015, 3:09 pm

    I am not working on a project right now but with a great-granddaughter on the way I am sure I will be working on a midnight project soon enough

  • Linda August 2, 2015, 3:07 pm

    I do all sort of crafting, but right now I do many beading jewelry and those tiny beads!!!!!!!! I surely need this lamp.

    Thank you I’m a subscriber and love your works and ideas.


  • Debbie Talley August 2, 2015, 2:57 pm

    I’m trying to learn to make right-angle weaved beads for a necklace. It’s a challenge for me.

  • Anonymous August 2, 2015, 2:55 pm

    I’m not working on a project right now; I’m busy scanning patient charts which are hard to read because some of it is in pencil. The lamp would help my aging eyes see better.

    After I finish scanning, I plan to start learning to use my new sewing machine to make quilts for charity. I’m looking forward to it! I like bright, cheery colors, and the lamp would definitely be helpful to me!

  • Denise F August 2, 2015, 2:50 pm

    Trying to finish up a baby quilt and car seat cover for a new arrival who is due this months — yikes! Plus there are several quilts that are works in progress but the grandbaby won’t wait for all that, lol.

  • MaryAnn Hines August 2, 2015, 2:46 pm

    I’m working at Altered Book Pages & several Self-care projects for my Art Therapy Cancer work shop, I also like to paint & make jewelry. This lamp would be so helpful because I have glaucoma. I do hope my name is picked.

  • Lynne Rummel August 2, 2015, 2:44 pm

    I am not going to list what I am working on (too many) queen of unfinished projects I would love to have a Verilux VD01 Original Natural Spectrum Desk Lamp I take a lot of my stuff out side to work on in the sunshine but lately Florida has been having a lot of liquid sunshine so I hope I get it thanks

  • Diane August 2, 2015, 2:33 pm

    I am making something with wine corks…btw, I made your crock pot jambalaya, it was a big hit…thanks

  • Nancy Wayland August 2, 2015, 2:33 pm

    As a disabled mother of two, I am constantly working on something!! Quilting, crafting, counted cross stitch , and cooking are my constant go-to’s whenever I find some free time. I am cancer survivor as well as a Multiple Sclerosis patient since 1986. Love opening my inbox to find news from you!

  • melissa Latter August 2, 2015, 2:24 pm

    I am currently making dishcloths for Christmas stockings : )
    Plus several other things including quilts and bibs for a grand baby : )

  • Sharon Howell August 2, 2015, 2:14 pm

    I am currently working on a shawl with lace weight yarn. It’s in a medium mauve. It’s hard to see the stitches. I have one day light lamp (another brand) which is now downstairs by my TV chair. If I want to sort floss for a cross stitch project, or audition papers for a scrapbook page, or pair up yarn for another project, I have to carry that lamp upstairs. And remember to bring it back downstairs. I would love to have a lamp on each level.

  • Wendy Howard August 2, 2015, 2:03 pm

    I am getting ready to work on a series of the seasons. Please enter me in the giveaway. I love both your sites—crafts and traveling.

  • Kimberly Huhn August 2, 2015, 2:02 pm

    I am working on finishing up old projects…a crocheted teddy bear, story and illustration projects. I also have some old cross-stitch projects. With eyesight much worse than when I first began these projects, a lamp of this kind would be very helpful (along with a magnifying glass!).

  • carol August 2, 2015, 1:58 pm

    Mom’s macular degeneration at 92 has not stopped her will to create needlework, crochet, and knitted heirlooms for her 20 great grandchildren. Her small space in the nursing home can only hold so many lamps. This would definitely Brighten her day.

  • Angela Lee August 2, 2015, 1:51 pm

    I am working on oh-so-many things! I am in the middle of a Superman quilt, a paper-pieced star wall hanging, drapes for our church’s multi-purpose room and — as always — the pile of mending . . . .

  • angela August 2, 2015, 1:51 pm

    I love to re-cycle, so I am trying to use Gatorade bottles as a ottoman base, then cover with foam, and eventually a nice fabric remnant that I have had for years and now have a purpose for. I also hand paint on glass and mirror and badly need a good light for that. Thanks!

  • Winnie Perilloux August 2, 2015, 1:34 pm

    I am working on patriotic blocks for “Quilts of Valor”. Our Quilt Guild gives quilts to military men and women in our area.

  • kadydidit August 2, 2015, 1:29 pm

    I am currently working on a folk art mixed media family tree landscape for my son and daughter-by-choice. This light would be an amazing addition to use with my crafts, my Silhouette, and my vinyl creations!

  • Linda C Wilson August 2, 2015, 1:19 pm

    I am currently working on sewing a blackout backing and adding fabric border trims to 2 purchased pairs of curtains for my Bedroom.

  • carolyn August 2, 2015, 1:17 pm

    I am learning to quilt with a friend, This lamp would be such a great help!

  • Michele Trow August 2, 2015, 1:14 pm

    I would love to win that lamp to help with all my projects. Currently I am working on a fall collage with leaves, pumpkins, berries, and cat n nine tails.

  • vickster August 2, 2015, 1:13 pm

    Currently working on a hexie quilt and 2 embroidery quilts one is sun bonnet sue and Sam the other is lighthouses. Really need a good lamp for the last two.

  • Lynda Ramage August 2, 2015, 1:10 pm

    Like you, night is my best time to work. I am almost 72 years of age and MORE light would be wonderful. I am making Halloween cards and painting some pictures that I have framed for a craft project. Would more than welcome the light. Thank you for sharing.

  • Pat August 2, 2015, 1:10 pm

    I’m working on costumes for the 2015 Ghost Train. The theme is “Sleepy Hollow”, and I could really use that lamp for my late night sewing sessions!!

  • LindyLu August 2, 2015, 1:09 pm

    I am making stuffie birds for a swap and making Zentangle tiles for another swap. I work in my craft room all day, most days, & I could use much better light. Thank you for setting up this giveaway.

  • Connie Smith August 2, 2015, 1:08 pm

    Project? Don’t you mean projects? I’m always in the middle of several. I’ve been obsessed with making cards, crocheting scarves, sewing for my granddaughters,
    Watercolor painting and the big project right now is trying to organize my craft area – a never-ending project. And yes, the middle of the night seems to be the best
    Time to get things done.

  • Sarah S August 2, 2015, 1:04 pm

    So many projects! A quilt for a wedding preasant, pillow cases and Christmas wall hangings.

  • Barbara Parker August 2, 2015, 1:00 pm

    A quiet book for my grandkids!

  • cathy August 2, 2015, 12:59 pm

    I make walker totes and shirt protectors for local nursing homes. Currently making colorful Fall ones!

  • mzsews August 2, 2015, 12:53 pm

    working on circle quilts for grands for xmas.

  • Kathy August 2, 2015, 12:49 pm

    Love the recycled butterfly wreath ,can’t wait to get started

  • Nancy McAnally August 2, 2015, 12:42 pm

    I am working on several quilts for Christmas gifts an am ready to start cutting my Christmas quilt. Love your quilt patterns!

  • Ruth Mattox August 2, 2015, 12:42 pm

    I mostly paint with acrylics: Christmas items for our yearly church bazaar each December. Paint all over the house, wherever it’s most convenient at the time, and would love to have a movable lamp to haul around with me. Have gotten some wonderful ideas from your website and really appreciate your work and sense of humor!!

  • Terry Workman August 2, 2015, 12:38 pm

    I’m finishing up crochet mandala from a pattern in Mollie Makes!

  • Janie B August 2, 2015, 12:36 pm

    First of all I would like to say I love your blog. I did the lobster chalk board and everyone loved! Thank you for your crafty ideas! I am currently working on a Halloween project and this lamp would come in handy. Have a crafty day!!!

  • Phyllis August 2, 2015, 12:35 pm

    I’m working on a binding for a Serendipity II quilt as well as working on Tumblers as Leaders and Enders to build 2 quilts at once. Would love to win this lamp for better lighting.

  • Vicki S August 2, 2015, 12:30 pm

    I am doing a crochet cross afgan. Plus doing flower arranging too.

  • Dawn Jones August 2, 2015, 12:29 pm

    I am working on a wallet and a Coffee Koozie. Have a great day, and thank you for the nice giveaway.

  • Brenda Shreves August 2, 2015, 12:28 pm

    Let’s see…..I’ve got several projects in various states of completion, quilling, coloring, jewelrymaking, organizing, etc. Why don’t I ever finish one thing? Maybe I need a good light to see?

  • Susan Mara August 2, 2015, 12:23 pm

    I am taking a break from quilling and am working on a counted cross stitch. I would love the lamp! We have one, but hubby insists he needs it, plus it is a floor model. This would be perfect! Love your ideas!

  • Carol August 2, 2015, 12:21 pm

    I’m currently between projects this summer but I would love this lamp. I work on my projects in a room with inadequate light and it would greatly improve my workspace. Would love to win!

  • Eve Hughes August 2, 2015, 12:19 pm

    A quilled chicken, embroidery on shirt, blue @ white china vintage plates with chips calling my name. Smash!!! And that brown lamp just needs painting white. And while I’m painting that lamp, I have a bunch of frames that need to be painted so they will match together……can anyone identify? Too many projects, so little time.
    I crafted in a 31 ft motor home for 3 years traveling the country so I know it’s a challenge but you do learn how to minimize so there is that. LOL

  • Lk Smith August 2, 2015, 12:16 pm

    I am currently working on a patriotic quilt. I enjoy your blog! I would love to win a lamp! Thanks for the chance to win one.

  • Pamala Rush August 2, 2015, 12:13 pm

    I am working on barrettes. mostly of Plastic canvas but I have made wood, fabric and ribbon. I am next going to try making polymer clay ones.

  • Donna Phelps August 2, 2015, 12:12 pm

    As always, I have several quilts in the works. Lately I have been working on doing some garment sewing for my oldest granddaughter. She had a fitting the other day and I am now faced with doing lots of unstitching (my ripper is always my favorite tool).Having the proper lighting is crucial is taking out all those small stitches and this lamp would be perfect.

  • Louise Snyder August 2, 2015, 12:11 pm

    I am working on a Beanie for fall wear…the fabulous part is I’m doing it in the colors of the Chicago Blackhawks…hoping to wear it to a game. Then I will start on a cowl also in the colors of the Blackhawks…yep, I’m a Hawk fan big time!

  • SANDY WORLEY August 2, 2015, 12:10 pm

    I am currently working on a dragonfly quilt for my niece. Would love the lamp.

  • Melanie Ehara August 2, 2015, 12:09 pm

    I am working on embroidering shirts and a banner for a co-worker’s child’s birthday party and decorations for my nephew’s wedding.

  • Donna M Johnson August 2, 2015, 12:06 pm

    I am currently working on baby/children’s quilts for our local CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) chapter.

  • Phyllis rodriguez August 2, 2015, 12:03 pm

    I am working on scrapbooks for my 3 daughters and 2 of my grandchildren and myself,

  • Marie Sardalla-Davis August 2, 2015, 12:02 pm

    Would love that lamp! Working on a pair of dance costumes for a lyrical performance to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.” I decided to theme it as Titania and Nick Bottom.

    • Anonymous August 2, 2015, 12:22 pm

      Love that video and song.

  • Julie morris August 2, 2015, 12:00 pm

    I am working on a baby afghan with matching booties and hat for my grand baby..

  • joean davis August 2, 2015, 12:00 pm

    I am making hexies 3/4″ for 2 quilts and I like to use some dark colors, but they are hard to work with at night.

  • Marge B August 2, 2015, 11:55 am

    I am knitting a basket weave baby blanket and knitting a scarf! Plus have several quilting projects going!

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