Hi Friends!  Along with the Challenge Link up, I get to share this great product with you, and give one away – keep reading!

Kelly at I Have a Notion invited me to get to know the Beam n Read, and I was happy to test drive this super functional light!  I’ve added mine to my hexie supplies in my new pouch.

The Beam n Read is a great size to work into any bag, and perfect for handwork while sitting in a low light room or in the dark – while not disturbing anyone else around you.

During the hot summer months, our backyard is the perfect spot to cool off after the sun goes down.  Of course I’m not one to sit with idle hands, so I have enjoyed working on my hexies, and my Beam n Read has been the perfect accessory to cool off with!

I know you can’t see what I’m working on in this pic – but I sure can!  The light wears like a necklace, and completely adjustable, so your light can be right where you need it, when you need it.

Beam n Read comes with an orange and red filter, along with a magnifier.

The plain white light can be too harsh on the eyes after a while, thus the filters, you can decide which one is right for you!  I like the orange.

To turn the light on, just tilt the bulbs up – like this:

There’s also an on/off switch, but it’s not necessary to use it for normal use.

Kelly asked that we share a sewing tip – My sewing tip for working with hexies, is being organized!  I work through the pile of prepped pieces, until I need more, and have everything I need in this one pouch!

Also, I’ve bought paper pieces in cardstock, and I’m taking them out and using them again.  I’ve been pressing the hexies as soon as the paper comes out, and they are set!

To be able to take the papers out, don’t sew through them, just sew each corner down with a couple of stitches, catching the folds only.


Visit all the other blogs on the hop this week:

June 27:

Sew I Quilt

June 28:

Irish Muses

Happy Cottage Quilter

June 29:

Insights from SewCalGal

Jane’s Fabric and Quilts

June 30:

Bejeweled Quilts By Barb

Hanging On by a Needle and Thread

July 1:

Patsy Thompson Designs

I Have A Notion


Now for the giveaway!

Enter to win your own Beam n Read by leaving a comment right here.

Tell me about your favorite hand sewing, knitting, crochet, or other handwork project – maybe inspire me to start something new too!

That’s it!  I’ll select a winner on Friday, July 1st, and update the post here.

Enjoy the hop – Amy


FYI – To keep the drawing open to everyone in every country the winners will be responsible to pay the shipping expenses from Ohio, USA to the address of their choice.