One of the great things about blogging is the abilty to tap into worldwide knowledge. After reading the comments on my last post I now know how many days are in each month! So can I ask you all two specific questions this month?
First - specialist lighting
As part of my continuing room makeover I am thinking about lighting. My ironing space is in a room with no windows - there was originally one but it was on a wall which was knocked out to create the extension where I now quilt, so the remaining 'library' area is quite gloomy. My sewing space has patio doors behind me and a window to the right but of course at night (and at the moment depsite it being summer, because of rain clouds, frequently during the day) that doesn't help.
I am thinking about specialist lamps. In particular the one above from Ott light and maybe a portable one for hotel rooms. So my questions are:
Is there any difference in quality between The Daylight Company and Ott Lights.
Or indeed is there another company I have missed looking at?
In the case of Ott Lights their bulbs only fit into their lamps which are expensive. Are they worth it?
Does anyone have these long thin ones as shown above ( or similar) and do they shed light over a wider area than just the spotlight type desk lamps?
Which portable ones shed enough light to be worth toting around?
Do you have any other advice?
Secondly - quilt university
I have never done a course with them but I have noticed ( OK yeah, I was surfing when I should have been working again!) that they have a cousre on machine feet which would be very useful to me. However, it kicks off in August when I am barely here. I know some of you have used them - Erica, I know you in particular!
Would I get my monies worth if I downloaded the lessons then did them in my own time or do you really need to be following along at the speed of the lessons to benefit?
I am off now to Stafford and Lancaster for one night each - a trip which involves 4 hotels ( 2 to sleep in 2 to teach in!). So I look forward to your advice on my return.