Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My Turn!!

EDIT
THE WINNER IS
#68 EVELYN
An email is on the way.
Congratulations!!!




Yes, it is now my turn to talk about the
Beam N Read Hands Free Light


Thank you to Kelly for allowing me to be part of this Blog Hop, and thank you to Bob, for sending me this amazing light for my personal enjoyment.Wow, I love this light! I suffer from macular degeneration and as you might know, that means we need a lot of light to help us in our daily routine.

It has 6 LED lights, two filters, a magnifying lens and a strap for your neck that is adjustable so it can be set to your desired distance. It does not put forth any heat, unlike other lights that can make it too warm to work. Which is wonderful in the warmer weather.

As I am tying this post I have my light on to illuminate the keyboard.
(No flash used)


I also love to use it when I am doing hand work, whether it is quilting, sewing,
knitting or any other type of craft.


Travel, perfect to use in the car, plane and wonderful for hotel rooms that are frequently low on lighting.


Do you have a kindle? I do and the only part that I do not care for on my kindle is that it does not have a back light. Problem solved and your loved one will not complain and say “Go to bed and turn off the light!”



Another use, a flashlight!! Last week we had a terrible thunderstorm. As I ran into the basement I thought, candles? no, where is that flashlight?, no, I grabbed my Beam N Read and yes, the electricity went out and this baby lit up the whole room. (No flash used)


What a wonderful way to check on your sleeping children without disturbing their slumber.
This is one “tool” you will be delighted to own. It will surly light up your life!
So, thank you again to Bob from Beam N Read for being so generous and to Kelly for hosting this Blog Hop.
Here is your chance to win one of your very own.
Or if you just cannot wait, you can purchase yours here.

To enter the giveaway.

1. Must be a follower of my blog.. Let me know how this will light your way.
2. Must be a follower of IHAN.
That’s it!!
Good luck, winner from my blog will be announced July 1st.
Winner will be responsible for shipping costs.
I hope you have a bright day!

98 comments:

  1. I am a follower of your blog which I enjoy very much! The Beam N Read would light my way to read late at night and do hand sewing in the early morning! Thanks for a great giveaway and a chance to win!!!

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  2. I am a follower of Kelly and love to read her stories! She is funny!! Thanks to Kelly and Bob for such a wonderful giveaway!!!

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  3. Oh yes the light led me here....and I know I can't win, I have won....just want you to know your light was shining on me this morning lol

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  4. I know exactly what this will come in handy for...among other things...I will use it in the car for stitching and in bed because the bedside table bug hubby. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I follow your blog and Kellys blog . I would love this for up at our cottage in which the lighing is not that great! thanks!

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  6. I am a follower of yours.... This would be wonderful to use when doing my hand embroidery...

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  7. Of course I follow Kelly's...isn't everyone?

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  8. I would love a light like this! My favorite booklight died 3 years ago an I havent found one I like. Camping, traveling at night, reading before sleep in bed, are all reasons I like a good book/hand quilting light. I follow you and IHAN.

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  9. Would love to win and am a follower of IHAN and now a follower of yours. Will be back to visit you often

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  10. fun post.....just came by for support!

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  11. These 58-year old eyes need all the help they can get! I need more lighting to see my piecing on the sewing machine as well as hand-piecing. And I have a Nook with no backlight, so this would be wonderful for that also. Awesome givewaway.

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  12. I am a follower of your blog and Kelly's blog, I would love to have the light to use when I hand applique ~ Thanks

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway - and I am following you.

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  14. I am a follower. I would use this light when I am cross stitching or doing other hand work at night.

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  15. I am also following Kelly's blog. Thanks.

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  16. I am a follower of both blogs. This would come in handy for so many things like you mentioned. Mostly for my handwork though. Thanks for the chance

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  17. I follow both your blog and Kelly's! I would love to use this for my hand piecing and hand quilting - the eyes just aren't what they used to be! And it wouldn't disturb my sleeping hubby! (Grin) Thanks for the chance to win!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. I follow your blog. I would love to try that light when I'm sewing my hexies.

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  19. I'm a follower Jane and you are right that this light would have come in handy when we lost power for 40+ hours last week! However, I think this would mostly get use when I do my hand stitching. No idle hands here. Thanks!

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  20. I'm also a follower of Kelly's blog.

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  21. I am also a follower of IHAN. Thanks Kelly.

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  22. I am a follower of your great blog. I would use the Beam n Read to work on stitcheries and all handwork in the evenings! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway :)

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  23. I read your blog every day. I love your music and I'd love to win the light. I need it badly

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  24. Looks like it provides a lot of light--just what my old eyes need for applique! And, I'm a follower of your blog and IHAN too. Thanks for the chance!

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  25. I can't believe what a strong light that is. I can see it coming in really handy for my Kindle too, but especially for hand sewing in the evenings.

    I am a follower of yours.

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  26. I see this being used on our road trips - when sewing while traveling I get shadows on my work from all the trees we are passing. This would be my contant light souce. I follow you - I follow Kelly and I would very much like one of these Beam and Read lights. Judy C in NC

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  27. I am also a follower of IHAN. Judy C in NC

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  28. I am now a follower of both blogs and would LOVE to win this light! It would really come in handy for stitching in my camper.

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  29. Well of course I follow you and IHAN both and of course I need this light because, darn it, when God gave me this white hair he took away my close up vision! blessings, marlene

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  30. I follow you and the light would really help me with my cutting at night.

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  31. I follow IHAN too and have for some time.

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  32. Thanks for another chance to win this great light. I loved your pics and especially the part about when the power goes out. I am a follower of your blog

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  33. Yes....forgot to say.....I DEFINITELY follow Kelly's blog too, at IHAN.

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  34. Great review of this light. I wondered while following the tour how much of a room it would light up and you answered that. About two weeks ago we had a horrible storm roll through here and our power went out before the storm. We had no power for almost three hours that night and it was really scary to be in total darkness other than the one candle I did find in our house during the worst part of the storm which included three tornadoes spotted nearby. I would have loved to have this light at that point in time. I also have some vision problems that are starting to show up and in a few areas of my sewing room the ceiling light casts a shadow making it hard to see as I'm trying to sew. This would be excellent for me to use. Thank you so much.

    I am now a follower of both your blog and IHAN.

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  35. Oh, how fun - another great blog to follow! Kelly sent me here, and as usual, she's spot on & knew what I'd love! This dandy little gadget will surely come in handy for those late nights when Driver is sleeping & I can't. Usually, I get up & sew, but he's been fussing about the machines being too loud, so maybe now, I can use this & just read without disturbing the peace. Or his sleep. Thank you all for such a cool giveaway!!

    Blogger hates me, so please send email to kcallander989(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks!!

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  36. I think this light would help alot when I am doing embroidery work. I'm always trying to move my floor lamp around to get the best light. Plus, I just bought a Kindle and I like to read at night so it would help then too.

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  37. I have been a follower of IHAN for awhile now, and now I'm one of your followers too!

    Your tip about using the light if the power goes out is great! We're about to start having our monsoon storms and having light that doesn't heat up the house if the power goes off is always an issue. So in addition to not having the heat when I'm doing hand work, while still having great light, I've now got another reason for wanting one! Thanks!

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  38. I definitely need one of these, my work has been suffering lately with my blurry world, lol. I like how it is portable and easy to use without setting up lamps.

    I am a follower of both blogs.

    Debbie

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  39. I am a follower of you and I also think I can use this light (lol). I do handquilting in the evening and this light will make my work better.

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  40. I am also a follower of IHAN.

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  41. I just subscribed to your blog and Kellys. I would use the light for sewing at night and definitely as a flash light too. Thanks

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  42. I am a follower of your blog and IHAN. I would use this on trips to visit my daughter who just moved out of state. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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  43. I am a follower. I think this would be wonderful for my hand quilting.. I would love it if it could help me see to thread that darn needle.. old eyes are such a pain!

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  44. I follow your blog and would use this wonderful light for sewing, reading, and while traveling in the car. Thanks for the chance!

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  45. Oh My, Jane, I did not know you suffered from macular degeneration!!?? MY mother suffered (and I do mean suffered) with MD. I fear getting MD so much!! I hope the Dr.'s have stopped the progression for now!! How do they treat you?? I wondered if any new treatments had arrived on the scene since 2003 when my mother passed away.
    The Beam n Read would be SOOO nice to have in dealing with my poor close up vision!! Diabetes and menopause have done theri number on my eyesight. If I don't win, I WILL be buying one! I'm coming back tomorrow to purchase some thread!! Got my payal issue somewhat figured out. It seems as though someone from "China" has hacked into my account. No money taken but it sure has caused me some grief.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  46. I'm already following you and would be able to sit and watch TV and sew.

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  47. I follow both blogs and think this product is a must have in my house, so I hope to win the giveaway. Thanks

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  48. I am a follower of your blog. I love to read when we travel and this would be super in a hotel room. Wouldn't disturb hubby!

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  49. I'm also a follower of IHAN. Thanks for the give-away.

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  50. I am a follower of IHAN and now a follower of your blog. I would use this light for all my handwork. My tired old eyes can use all the help they can get! Thank you for the chance to win one of these fabulous lights.

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  51. Hi Im follower 600! And Ive followed IHAN for a while now. And dont you hate these black keyboards? Cant find the white ones anymore. I sure could use the light for handwork, old lady eyes for sure. Thanks for the chance!

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  52. I am a follower of your blog and the IHAN blog!! Both are great, lots of goodies for me to check out. The light would help me in my nocturnal visitations of my garden to check out the wildlife. Thanks for the chance.

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  53. I would love to own this light for late night reading. I follow your blog and Kelly's too.

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  54. I am now a follower of your blog and also IHAN blog. I would love this light as my eyes are getting dimmer as I reach 70 and I have tried so many others.

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  55. seriously .... you don't want to know my thoughts at this moment!! LOL You know I love your blog dearly, even as I have to shoo my 6 yr old outta the room so she'll stop dancing to your lovely music so I can type my comment LOL!!! And of course I follow IHAN and if I absolutely have to, I suppose I could go and buy one of these marvelous lights, but I'd really rather win one, so guess I best keep blog hoppin' :) :) Thanks, Jane!!

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  56. Great review Jane.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  57. I'm a new follower of your blog and an old one of IHAN. You did a great review and I love this light~~

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  58. If win, this light will be renamed beam-n-sew because will get to handsew at night using this light. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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  59. I follow your blog and IHAN's.

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  60. I just joined your blog.
    This light would be great for my old eyes. I work mostly days, and quilt at night. The magnifying glass would be an added bonus.
    Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway.
    ecbois@aol.com

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  61. What would I do with this GREAT gadget? Well I could stitch or sew at night and even use my Kindle comfortably as I am getting older my eyes aren't great anymore and I really need a great light like this. Thanks so much for the chance to win and I too have seen the light and I LOVE cake and the song too.
    Love
    Patti xxx

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  62. I am a follower of your blog and of IHAN's blog too and love both of them. I'm still here because I love hearing the music. It's great and I haven't heard it in years - thanks for putting it on.

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  63. I'm a follower of IHAN.

    vail in tn

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  64. I am now a follower of your blog. Look forward to seeing some more of your stitching.

    vail in tn

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  65. Following you and IHAN as well - I think that the orange filter will be great for when white light is too bright.

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  66. I follow therefore I can win. So easy, so much light for my hand sewing.

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  67. I tried to Follow but couldn't access it right now :-( Maybe it's overloaded, I'll try again later!

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  68. Oh, and I know I'm definitely a follower at IHAN!

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  69. I am a follower of your blog and also at IHAN. The Beam and Read would light my way for hand stitching and alas ripping out quilting stitching. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  70. I am a follower of your blog

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  71. I am a follower of IHAN. I would use this light for sewing, but when the electric went off it would be so neat to have to light up everything.

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  72. I'm a new follower of your blog and have been following IHAN for a while. I do a lot of counted cross-stich and my eyes aren't getting any younger either! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  73. I have been a follower of you blog for quite awhile now.... Love this light, it would be so handy for crafting and Hurricane season..

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  74. I am a follower in google reader. And boy would this light my way! Applique, Hand Quilting, Kindle! Wow I would be one happy girl!

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  75. And for my second chance I do follow Kelly at IHAN also.

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  76. Follower of all, I would love to have this light for hand applique while the hubs is watching tv. There's just not enough light so I leave him alone and in true 'men' fashion, he whines ("you're always in the studio, you never spend any time with me") Problem solved! Thanks for the chance.

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  77. I need that. Really great idea. Since my detached retina years ago I see light differently. This would work great.

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  78. I am a follower of you and Kelly. As well as the myriad ways I would use it for craft work, sewing and patchwork, I would use it outside at night. We do not have street lighting where I live, and it would help stop me falling into ditches!! Bliss - no more wet feet!

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  79. I'm a follower of your blog. What a wonderful light! It sure would come in right now. I'm sewing the binding on a string quilt and am constantly changing position and distance to see properly. The best glasses in the world don't help if you don't have the right light.

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  80. I'm a follower of you both :) I'd use this light on camping trips while relaxing with my Cross Stitching.I will however have to hide it, as I envision my husband snagging it to use night fishing :)

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  81. Congratulations on your quilt being chosen for the July Banner on Stash Manicure.

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  82. What a great light for hand work. I am a follower of you and Kelly!

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  83. It's been a fun week getting to know my fellow blog hoppers! I loved your idea of using the BNR Light on the computer desk! I never would have thought of that one!

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  84. I always need more light when I am doing my embroidery work. This would work great also when we are driving back home at night - I could pull out some of my hand sewing and work on it.

    I have become a follower of you and Kelly.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  85. Hello Jane....yes I follow both you and Kelly... I've just been very quiet in blogland lately... maybe July will be a better blogging month for me.

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  86. I would love to win one of these lights as these 61 year old eyes are not what they used to be. All my embroidery, knitting and crocheting would be a whole lot brighter. I really like that there is no heat from the LED bulbs and it’s sEw portable. Thanks for the chance to win a Beam n Read!…(o:

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  87. I am a follower of your blog, Jane. I'd love to have this light so I can knit by the computer.

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  88. I'm also a follower of Kelly's blog.

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  89. Hi Jane, I'm a new follower of your blog and I already follow IHAN. What a great giveaway! The Beam and Read looks like a necessary tool.
    ~ Kd ~
    www.KdQuilts.com

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