Thursday, January 7, 2016

My hook in hand...

I've been warming my hooking chair once again. I found a few minutes yesterday...and it was wonderful!

I do want to share a great find. Some of you most likely are already aware...but here goes. My Ott light bit the dust a few weeks ago. The thingie you use to attach it to a table crumbled. So, I went to Joann's with the intention of buying a new one. I looked and looked and was not impressed...especially with the prices for the floor models...even with a coupon. I had decided I wanted a light I could move that stands alone...a floor model. Was not too impressed with any of the lights they had in stock.

Came home and did a little looking on the computer. Did you know they carry Ott lights at Lowe's??? I didn't...and I spend my Saturdays there on a regular basis! 

I am loving my new light!!! 24 watts...lightweight...and it's black! Ready? Forty nine dollars! $49.00.

It is strictly bells and whistles. You have to plug it in to turn it on. The base is weighted, but it has a moveable head. It is so nice and light! The same Ott light for a much better price. 

I like the fact that it is blends into my room much better. And, the head stays put wherever you need the light. I was always adjusting my old light because the head was so heavy. Anyway, I am pleased and so is my purse!


I know many of you have made "resolutions" for the new year. One I have made is to read more. I use to be an avid reader...always had a book in my hand. I am going to get back to it this year. Turn off the computer...the t.v. and read. 

First book this year...and it's wonderful! It's a movie now, but I always try to read the book before seeing the movie. This book has a good deal of history in it which is an added plus. It will make your heart ache for the American chestnut tree. So much more great info than I had expected.

Another book that has been made into a movie is, In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick.

I have not seen the movie yet, but the book is one of my all time favorites. It is a true story, and is the tale that inspired Moby Dick. It is such a gripping read. Mr. MW and I have given copies of this book to so many of our friends because it is such a good least we think so.

Maggie Bonanomi's "Thistle Down Moon"...revisited

So...more hooking, more reading...oh, and more vegetables...welcome 2016!

Enjoy the day,