First it is about the size of a donut and fits perfectly in any sewing tote. Second your hands are free when you use it...
The lid goes up and it telescopes out and HAS A LED LIGHT (battery operated). You can get
your hand with a needle right under it. It came just before I went to Kansas City and everyone saw me doing a happy dance every time I used it... I keep it wherever I'm working when I am at home.
This would make an excellent gift for any friend with vision problems. It is available at Amazon/
Next when I stitch away from home I use a travel light... I have at least 5 or 6 of them... Some too big, some not enough light but my favorite up until now was this OTT led light which can be used with either batteries or electricity....
It is nice and compact to take in a suitcase and give good light with AC/DC. I took this one to London. Hotel rooms are notorious for inadequate lighting.
But it is going to be discontinued and my new one is better.
The light is led and very bright. In fact it has two brightness settings. I've only had it about a month and have only taken it on one trip but so far I love it.
It is available at Amazon.
I do NOT like the ones that clip onto my regular glasses where I would have to constantly be putting them up or down and the weight of the clip-ons drag my glasses right now my nose and are also very uncomfortable. These are working great.
These have become a godsend for playing cards where I have to see the cards in my hand and look at the cards on the table.
It is large and plugs into electricity. The alarm is adjustable up to 90 decimals and will not stop until you turn it off manually. Besides the siren it has a flashing red light. And once it goes off it begins recording the length of time it has been ringing.
It too is available at Amazon and is quite large (about 5 x 7" and weighs a pound) and also very pricey but Molly would approve... I really miss my "kitchen buddy."
- Volume Control Dial - Adjusts Alarm Up To 90 dB
- Large, Easy to Read Display
- Flashing Red Alarm Light Can be Seen Across a Room
- Automatically Counts Up Once Timer Has Elapsed
- Non-Skid Rubber Feet