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Thread: My trip to local Hancock's store

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    My trip to local Hancock's store

    went well. I am taking my 10 yr. old granddaughter to a sewing class where she will make a pillow tomorrow. So, I wandered in there to get her a pillow form.

    Well, as I was browsing around, I noticed the Ott lights were half-priced. Well, long story short, I love my new Ott lamp!
    Mazda

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    I have the floor Ott lamp and I love it. I enables me to see my handwork a lot easier.

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    Congrats on your new purchase! I love my Ott lamps even tho the bulbs are quite expensive to replace.
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    Love mine too. I have 4, one floor lamp next to my chair in the TV room, another floor lamp next to my sewing machine, and a table lamp on a shelf next to my chair in my sewing room (it is perched on the shelf so the light goes over my shoulder while I hand sew) and last but not least one under the cupboard in the kitchen where I use the cutting board.

    They are great lamps.

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    I guess I need to google this lamp. I am not familiar with it. Why is it so good?

    Dina

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    How do you sew black fabric with black thread without an Ott Lamp? My lamp is over 10 years old and still has the original bulb! If you have not so new eyes you deserve the Ott lamp.
    Got fabric?

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    i love my ott's as well. congrats on your find
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    Thanks Bellaboo for saying just the right thing to convince me. My eyes are also "not so new". I've been looking at Ott lamps and I think now is the time.

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    I love my Ott too and isn't it surprising that you can go into a fabric shop to get one thing and come out with a bunch of goodies....I just don't understand how that happens.........

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    I like our local Hancocks, everyone is nice and helpful. Good sales too! I can get carried away in there and have to control myself, as is most of these stores!

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    I bought Ott Light bulbs and have them in my regular floor and table lamps int he LR where my sewing area is. Makes a world of difference.

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    I have had my Ott light for many years. I have never changed the light bulb (watch, it'll burn out tonight! lol). When my Mom lost her sight, she gave me hers. Then my sweet son in love gave me one! I'm a happy girl!! You will wonder how you ever worked without one! Enjoy:-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina View Post
    I guess I need to google this lamp. I am not familiar with it. Why is it so good?

    Dina
    It's so good because it's so bright while easy on the eyes. It just makes everything brighter. I have one and have been looking for another at garage sale, estate sales, etc. but people don't get rid of them or they go fast. I'll just have to fork over the dough for another.
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    I have had mine for years and now have 5, I think. They are great lamps. I use them for all close up work and sewing and reading and......
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    I have a Ott too, but my husband keeps stealing it to use for his drawing and painting. LOL Guess I need to buy a second one! Or un-retire him!

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    I love my Ott light too. I found it put out for the garbage men ( curbside storage ) and had to get it. I thought that just the bulb was burnt out. but it turned out to be the ballast witch is on the plug. I ordered a new one for $15.00 I love my light.
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    Love mine! It was a gift for my husband and he really loved it. After he died it became mine. I had no idea what a wonderful thing it was. I got one for my 93 year old Mom and she loves hers, too. I don't know how I lived without it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina View Post
    I guess I need to google this lamp. I am not familiar with it. Why is it so good?

    Dina
    The light from them is like being outside without being in bright sunlight-allows you to see colors perfectly (black on black, navy from black, etc etc). Mine is at least 10 yrs old and I haven't changed the bulb yet. You do have to be careful NOT to touch the bulb even when dusting, etc. I have the short floor lamp as I didn't have table space. Treat yourself!! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkberrykay View Post
    I bought Ott Light bulbs and have them in my regular floor and table lamps int he LR where my sewing area is. Makes a world of difference.
    hmmmm will have to look into this great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandypants View Post
    I love my Ott too and isn't it surprising that you can go into a fabric shop to get one thing and come out with a bunch of goodies....I just don't understand how that happens.........
    It's like going to the grocery store, hungry, you just come out with things you really need! LOL
    I bought a corner unit, with places for two machines, and the lady gave me an Ott light, cutting mat, ruler used to square up blocks(saw it at a quilt show later for $22) a floor mat. I only paid $100, so I figured I made out like a bandit!!
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    I have two of them - floor lamp and table top and love them both!!! Have to wait for a sale on the bulbs - floor lamp needs replacement - and boy are they expensive. Worth every penny though!!!!
    Sharon in Dayton
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    I have 4 ott lights and love them all.

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    I found several Ott lamps on Amazon. They didn't seem too outrageously priced. I'd like to look at one "in person" though. We don't have a Joanne's.

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    Well, I just reread the first message of this thread, and it was Hancock's, not Joanne's. We have a Hancock's. Now I know where to look. It also looks like Hobby Lobby has them. May be a good use for their 40% off coupon. I will be looking at these!! Thanks everyone.

    Dina

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