So earlier I told you a bit about my cross stitch saga with Kelli. It all started out with a trip to Osage to The Stitchery Nook. I told you about that earlier. What I didn’t tell you was my light/magnifier story….here goes.
When we left Osage after we talked with the ladies at the retreat upstairs I had it in my mind that I wanted to try a magnifier. Our idea was to go to JoAnn’s, get the DMC floss we needed, and check for a magnifier. If we didn’t find anything there, we’d go on to Hobby Lobby. We’re so lucky that Mason City has both stores.
At JoAnn’s I picked out my thread and got a new system for storing my floss (more on that in a bit), needles and the floss too. I was done and Kelli was still picking her’s out so I started browsing the store to see if I could find a magnifier. As I said in the previous post I loved to cross stitch. Then life with the kids got busy and it got set aside. A couple years ago I tried to start again but found my eyes wouldn’t let me do it. Fast forward to now and the great advice from the retreaters, I was determined a magnifier would work.
I asked the clerk….She pointed me to some magnifying glasses but none of them seemed like it would work for me. She did mention there were some with a light but I ignored that and went back to find Kelli telling her I didn’t find anything. Well Kelli was taking longer so I decided I might as well wonder over to the lights with magnifiers.
So I looked and saw this.
Hmm. That had me wondering. There was a light….there was a magnifier and there was a clip. That sounded good. It could be floor height or table height. Hmmm. Price $279. NOPE. Then I looked some more. There was a sign that said $79 for a sale price. I looked and looked. I read and reread the sign trying to figure out if this might be the lamp. I know JoAnns marks stuff super high priced and then cuts it but $200 off seemed a little unrealistic.
I went and got Kelli. We both decided that we thought we might be right. The lamp might be $79. WOW. I could try that, but did I want to. I kind of thought yes, then Kelli said, “Mom, I have a 20% off coupon and entire purchase too.” Hmm…Yep. I was going to buy it.
We put the lamp in the cart and headed to the check out. The lady scanned it and the lamp came up as $179. That’s closer to the price I expected it to be. Kelli told the lady the sign said only $79. The lady didn’t believe her. Kelli and the cashier ended up going back to the Ott light lamp display and reading, then re-reading the sign as Kelli and I had already done. The cashier couldn’t believe the price but everything indicated that $79 was indeed the price so the cashier rang it up at the $79 price.
As we got into the truck Kelli said that she bet that the sign would be taken down after we left and that the price should have read $179. I don’t know. I don’t care. All I was concerned about was would it work?
So did it work?YES!!
I love it! Kalissa snapped this picture of me while I was stitching.
There’s a light at the top. There’s a clip to hold my work and there is the magnifier.
This is what I’m working on. It’s one of the patterns I bought at The Stitchery Nook. The saying is special to me. I bought a couple other LizzieKate designs that I also liked. I’m hoping to stitch several and then group them together.
Here’s a picture of what the piece looks like when it’s under the magnifier. The lamp makes cross stitch do-able for me again. That makes me happy. I don’t need another hobby at all but alas…it is making me keep my foot up so I kind of wish I would have discovered the lamp two month ago!!
Kalissa is taking an American Film college class and GenEd class. I even volunteered to watch a movie with her so I could stitch.
So readers, be prepared. There will be a cross stitch blog post happening occasionally here on the blog.
Incidentally you can find the lamp here on Amazon, OttLite K94CP3 3-in-1 Adjustable-Height Craft Floor Lamp with Magnifier and Clip. It’s not the $79 price but it isn’t the $279 price either.