I love to do fine handwork, especially appliqué. Eyestrain is a problem if I work in bad lighting, so I purchased a battery-powered clip-on book light. I clip it to my shirt and am able to get the light right where I need it without fussing with a larger light. It's also great for hand-sewing binding, especially on large quilts.

-Wanda Rohloff

West Windsor, Vermont

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