i should be mopping the floor: Free Embroidery Patterns for Christmas (and GIVEAWAY!)

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Free Embroidery Patterns for Christmas (and GIVEAWAY!)

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I have three free embroidery patterns for you today...this tree design in three separate hoop sizes (they'd be darling displayed together). I also have a really fun magnifying lamp giveaway...it's perfect for all of your crafting, sewing, and embroidery work.

Grab these free embroidery patterns below.

Free Embroidery Patterns
This hoop art has only two simple stitches! It uses a backstitch and a French knot...in a simple repetitive pattern that is perfect for embroidery beginners (or anyone!). Grab all three of these free embroidery patterns below.

Free Embroidery Patterns for Christmas


The holiday crafting season is in full swing, y'all! I made this little Christmas tree embroidery pattern in a manner that is easy to repeat...wouldn't it be fun to have a wall full of these cute trees? And you can fill them with ornaments or just leave them plain. They're easy to make your own.

Cute Christmas Hoop Art
Above is a close up of this hoop. I actually added the star on as a last minute addition. I just free handed it with my pen and, again, used a backstitch. I also started this with the brown tree line in the center of the hoop. Then each branch went over the line, stitch wise. After the tree was in place, I randomly added a variety of colors of French knots everywhere for a little fun.

Embroidery Lamp
AND, this post is actually a giveaway. My friends at Brightech are giving away an exact duplicate of my favorite light (pictured above) to one of my readers today. This is the LightView XL Magnifying Glass Lamp with Rolling Stand. It makes it so easy to do embroidery and intricate craft work. I wheel it all over the place, too. The swivel arm is fantastic, too. If I don't need the light, I can simply use the magnifier on its own. Enter to win by leaving a comment on this post telling me your favorite Magnifier Lamp over on the Brightech site here. More information is available at the end of this post.

Christmas Tree Hoop Art

Christmas Embroidery

Supplies for Your Hoop Art

  • Download the free embroidery patterns (in sizes 4", 6", and 8" hoops) here or below.
  • white fabric (mine has a small dot pattern that looks like snow), grab enough for the size of hoop you use
  • wooden hoop(s)- I purchase mine on Amazon for a better price than in most craft stores (I do buy more than one at a time, though):
  • DMC Embroidery Floss (I only showed the green and brown in my image above, but if you want to add in the colorful ornaments, consider this DMC Embroidery Assortment pack here, which includes the brown and green, too).
  • embroidery needles (I like the DMC brand here)
  • embroidery floss bobbins (optional, but I like to keep my floss tidy in my bag since my hoops tend to be done on the run while waiting on my kiddos!)
  • water soluble pen (you guys know I love the FriXion ones...they erase with the steam of my iron!)
  • cute embroidery scissors (cuteness is a must, right?)
  • I also use an adorable needle minder to keep my needle handy. Mine is from Bev over at Flamingo Toes.

Download these Free Embroidery Patterns:

Christmas Tree Pattern


Create Your Hoop Art:

Christmas Hoop

  • Iron your fabric and trace your design onto it (I like to use a light table, but there are lots of methods for this). 
  • Fit your fabric into your hoop.
  • Start stitching!
    • The tree and star are made up of simple backstitch lines, just over and over (even the trunk). 
    • The ornaments are French knots. French knots used to be my nemesis, but I have really been practicing them and am happy with how these turned out. 
    • I just placed the ornaments randomly all over.
    • I mentioned this earlier, but the star was just freehanded with my pen at the last minute. Then I used a backstitch over it.


Fun Christmas Hoop Art
This is optional, but I hot-glued some fun red pom pom trim around the outside of the finished hoop...for some extra cuteness.

Craft Light
And, don't forget to enter to win your own LightView XL Magnifying Glass Lamp with Rolling Stand. Enter to win by leaving a comment on this post telling me your favorite Magnifier Lamp over on the Brightech site here. This light would make a fantastic gift for your favorite crafter. 


Magnifying Craft Lamp
I hope you win this awesome light! I really have enjoyed mine. We'll be drawing in a week and emailing the winner. Must reside in the continental US. Brightech will ship the light directly to the winner.


Holiday Hoop Art
If you like this pattern, be sure to also check out my Home Sweet Home pattern (another freebie!).





96 comments:

  1. I really like the Lightview Rolling Base LED Magnifier Lamp, sewing craft puzzle light. Looks like it would be perfect for any crafting you like to do!!

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  2. I've never had a magnifying lamp before so this one looks amazing! As I'm in the last part of my 50s..my eyesight isn't what it used to be!haha....this would be so cool being able to move it around the house where I need it. Love this tree embroidery design too..super cute! thanks so much for the opportunity...

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  3. I like the lightview XL, I do a lot of cross stitch so it would be amazing to use this.

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  4. This lamp looks like it might be the exact thing I need for my Cross-stitch that I would like to start doing again. My eyes are not what they used to be. I also like to do other crafts in different areas of the house or garage. One of those lamps just might be on my Christmas list.

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  5. I've never owned a Magnifier lamp but would love to have one. I have thought about getting my mother one for Christmas she is 81 and still sews and does cross stitch. She taught me to sew, cross stitch, crochet, quilt etc. She does not always use patterns and I think that is so awesome. Good luck to all who are entered.

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  6. Like everyone else so far, I've never owned a magnifying lamp but have dreamed of it for ever now! Thanks for all your freebies!

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  7. I would like the lightview XL with the rolling base to do hand embroidery because it would be helpful to roll instead of lifting it off the floor. I'm going to make the xmas tree sampler because I enjoy the simple design and colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. I would love to have the LED lightview with the rolling base! I love to cross stitch and my Mother loves to do puzzles!
    That would be awesome! Thanks for doing this give away!

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  9. I like the rolling base LED floor light/magnifier. I like the idea of the light being mobile. I'm in the early stages of dry macular degeneration, so I constantly deal with too much lught/not enough light issues when I read or do other close-up work in the evenings. I think this product would certainly make those activities easier for me to enjoy.

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  10. The lightview xl with rolling base would be great to gift to my grandmother!

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  11. I’ve never owned a magnifying lamp before either but would surely love to have this particular one! Although it’s a bit out of my budget, it would be dreamy to win one! LOL!

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  12. would love the lightview Xl rolling lamp - to be able to bring the lamp into other rooms easily.

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  13. The Lightview XL with rolling base would be handy to have for reading and seeing. Would love to have one!

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  14. I currently have an Ott lite magnifer/light combo up in my sewing room but usually cross stitch on the couch in the evenings watching TV w/ the hubs. This would be perfect for those evenings!! Thank you for this opportunity to win one!

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  15. Great lighting is so important! Would love to have such a nice one!

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  16. Love the Simplicity of this Christmas Tree so much!!!!! They will make wonderful Christmas Cards!

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  17. That light is amazing, at my age(68) there is never enough "good" light and my eyes always need a little help. I love to embroidery and enjoy your designs so much. Thanks, Kathy

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  18. 2 in one floor to table lamp would be my choice! Thanks!

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  19. The LightView XL Magnifying Glass Light: 2 in 1 Floor Standing to Table Lamp looks amazing. It would be versatile enough for many different kinds of projects - a crafter's delight!!

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  20. The LightView Rolling Base LED Magnifier Lamp; Sewing, Craft, Puzzle Light is a must have. I tend to move around "roll" all over my craft room, so this rolling light would be a very welcome addition! Thanks for the giveaway!! #fingerscrossed

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  21. The LightView XL Magnifying Glass Light, 2in1 Floor standing to Table Lamp. My house is all carpet and dont need the rolling feature. I love these and think this is amazing.

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  22. I would love to have this rolling magnifying glass light. Love doing crafts but have trouble seeing the fine work. I think this product is amazing!

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  23. They are all helpful and handy, but if I were to pick my ultimate favorite, it would be the Cadillac of their lamps, the Lightview Rolling Base LED Magnifier Lamp with Sewing, Craft, and Puzzle light.

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  24. What a wonderful opportunity! I'm loving the light view XL Magnifying glass light 2 in 1 floor to table lamp! How versatile an aid this would be!! Thanks for enlightening me!!!

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  25. Oh I LOVE that Lightview XL!!! That would be perfect for my eyes for sewing!!! I think the magnifying glass would be so beneficial for my tired eyes; I have a light now that helps, but magnification is definitely needed at this stage in life LOL!!! I just adore the pattern by the way, might let my girls make their own so we have a collection!!! Blessings!

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  26. I would love the lightview Xl rolling lamp! It is awesome. Thanks for all the beautiful prints!

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  27. I guess I like the LightView Rolling Base LED Magnifier Lamp; Sewing, Craft, Puzzle Light best. Just because I love puzzles!

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  28. My mother in law has the Rolling Base LED Magnifier Lamp and it is amazing how it lights up what she is working on . My daughters and I have talked about getting one so that no matter what room we are working in we will be able to see our project. This would be amazing to win!

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  29. My mother in law has the Rolling Base LED Magnifier Lamp and it is amazing how it lights up what she is working on . My daughters and I have talked about getting one so that no matter what room we are working in we will be able to see our project. This would be amazing to win!

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  30. I don't have a magnifier lamp, so I can't compare. I would love to try this one out!

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  31. I have a small magnifier that hangs around my neck to cross stitch. It would be wonderful to win a LightView Rolling Base LED Magnifier Lamp.

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  32. My favorite would have to be this LightView XL Magnifying Glass Lamp w Rolling Stand. I love the fact that it has LED lights that do not get hot, the portability, and the size. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  33. Wow! What an awesome opportunity! Thank you! My favorite light is the LightView XL Magnifying Glass Lamp w Rolling Stand, Bright Craft Light. My room that I do my sewing and needlework in needs some light. And I already wear reading glasses but still need help. The magnifier seems to fit that bill.

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  34. I've always wanted a magnifying lamp, and after having cataract surgery on both eyes, I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and invest in one so I can actually see to do my crafting. This looks like a super-cute and quick holiday craft, and I can't wait to try it!!!

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  35. LightView XL Magnifying Glass Light: 2in1 Floor Standing to Table Lamp. That's my favorite. I need the larger area, older eyes, and I love that it can be a floor lamp or used on a table too! Thanks for the giveaway!
    If I win, please email me at kirbyshiloh@yahoo.com And thank you for the embroidery patterns too. I am just starting to get into it. I am not good at it yet, but I love the old school look of embroidery.

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  36. The Lightview XL with Rolling Stand looks great! Pretty pattern too. :)

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  37. After looking at the lights on the site, I would choose this one :LightView Rolling Base LED Magnifier Lamp; Sewing, Craft, Puzzle Light. After having Chemo for breast cancer,I was diagnosed with macular degeneration. I knew it had affected my sight and hearing but I was surprised by the diagnosis. I am doing well with a med for it and I consider myself very lucky. I do need good lighting to do things and I think this one would be wonderful. Thank you LightView for making this product and thank you Kristi for everything you do. I would love to win this!

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  38. I have never owned a light by Bright tech.The XL light view with rolling base and magnifier would be a awesome win.It would help so much when I do embroidery and crocheting ,I do jewelry also.Thank you Kristi for all the free patterns.

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  39. All the Bright Tech lights look like they would work great for crafts and reading. I would love to win one of those lights it would make sewing so much easier for me. Thank you for all you do.

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  40. I'm so green with envy!! I have an Otlite (I think that's the brand, I got it from JoAnn's). I paid a pretty penny for it even on really good sale. I have never liked it, the magnifying glass is separate from the light which makes it hard to adjust to get the most use. It it stationery and very heavy and awkward, hence the reason it lives in the closet. Yours looks like an absolute dream come true!

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  41. PS (I hit enter too soon :)) I LOVE your posts and you share the most incredible ideas with us. You are truly a inspiration to us all!! THANK YOU AND HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON!

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  42. never had one I can not afford one im on disability but it looks great for all of my crafting and painting that I do

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  43. They have a great selection of fine products. My favorite is this one: LightView Rolling Base LED Magnifier Lamp; Sewing, Craft, Puzzle Light.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  44. I am wondering how you transfer the printable to the cloth...??

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  45. I like the Lightview Rolling Base LED Magnifier Lamp, sewing craft puzzle light. Seems it would be handy for a lot of crafts and activities. Thanks for this give-a-away.

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  46. I love this one with wheels LightView Rolling Base LED Magnifier Lamp; Sewing, Craft, Puzzle Light

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  47. I love the light and magnifier clamp. I could see myself clamping it to my side table while crafting in th he living room thanks for introducing me to these!

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  48. I don't know what happened to my comment I was writing; I hope this doesn't post twice.

    I think this lamp you are giving away is my favorite on their website. I have been wishing for an Ottlite, but I like the design of this Liteview XL Rolling Base lamp better. I'm trying to make some Star Wars men for my boys for Christmas and crocheting with black yarn is making me crazy. I think this lamp would help a lot.

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  49. I love the LightView - Led Magnifying Lamp: 2in1 Floor Standing to Table Light. I have the hardest time working at night because we don’t have good overhead lighting. This would end that struggle!

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  50. My favorite is the rolling stand sewing/ craft/ puzzle light! Thank you for the sweet project!

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  51. My favorite is LightView XL Magnifying Glass Light: 2in1 Floor Standing to Table Lamp.

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  52. That embroidery pattern is SO cute, and the Lightview Rolling Base LED Magnifier Lamp is genius!!

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  53. My favorite is the lightview led 2 in 1 standing to table. Brilliant!

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  54. I have never owned a magnifier lamp before, I had no idea there was such a great lamp out there. I would love to win this. I especially like that I can roll it where ever I need it.

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  55. I have a small Ottlight, but this looks so much more handy! As I get older more light is needed for me to see anything I am trying to do, sewing, quilting and sometimes just reading! I'd love to win this light!

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  56. Just had my eye exam and you know what the Opthamologist had the audacity to say to me...your eyes are 66 years old and you have the beginning of age related cataracts! I guess I really do need the magnifying lamp and I love the rolling floor one so I can use it in different rooms.

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  57. Having a magnifying lamp would be a game charger for me since I too have aging eyes. The Lightview XL Magnifing Glass Lamp with Roller Stand would be perfect when accomplishing my sewing and crafting projects. Thank you for this sweet pattern!

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  58. My favorite is the Floor lamp with magnifier - goose neck. I do bead weaving in addition to sewing and handwork and that would make a lot of my tasks so much easier for these tired old eyes.

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  59. I like the Lightview XL lamp.

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  60. What an adorable hoop project, I love your tree design and the addition of the pom poms on the hoop is so fun! I am entering this contest in the hopes of passing this on to my crafty Mom. She currently has an Ottlight desk light and I know she would love the Lightview Rolling base LED Magnifier Lamp! Of course, the lamp your are giving away is most generous and perfect for her too!! Thank you for the opportunity to enter and for sharing the printable on this project

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  61. The Lightvuew XL LED magnifying lamp with rolling stand would be a dream to own! I love that you can easily bring light and magnification TO the project...especially bc my projects tend to spread out around the house. If I win I’m gonna be embroidering lots of tree hoops!!! Thank you

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  62. The LightView XL Magnifying Glass Lamp with Rolling Stand would be the best present! I live in a small apartment with poor natural light, so I have little lamps everywhere! Still, with all the crafting I do, I never have enough light and this really does cause eye strain. Thank you for the chance to win one of these lamps.

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  63. I like the Lightview XL LED Magnifying Glass Lamp with rolling stand. I cross stitch, make cards & scrapbook and a mobile light would be a great. Thank you for the opportunity to win and the free designs.

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  64. I would love the LightView Rolling Base LED Magnifier Lamp; Sewing, Craft, Puzzle Light. I do a lot of hand sewing and we love to work puzzles. Our house is not well lit so it would be a great addition to helping us see better doing these activities!

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  65. Would love to win the LightView XL Magnifying Glass Lamp w Rolling Stand. All of them look wonderful and since I've never had one I would be happy with any of their choices. My eyesight "ain't what it used to be," and this would be such a help for projects!

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  66. I would love to have most any of the lights, but I am most interested in the one you use (LightView XL Magnifying Glass Lamp w Rolling Stand, Bright Craft Light) because of the ability to roll it wherever I would need to use it.

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  67. LightView XL Magnifying Glass Light: 2in1 Floor Standing to Table Lamp is my favorite but I love them all! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  68. LightView - Led Magnifying Lamp: 2in1 Floor Standing to Table Light for me. Adorable Christmas Tree. Thanks for the chance.

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  69. I've never had one but it looks to be a lifesaver for small projects! If would be very helpful when weeding vinyl!

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  70. I think the XL rolling magnifier lamp covers it all. Embroidery and needlepoint would improve with this. Thank you.

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  71. Since I am over 70 now, this lamp would be a dream come true. It magnetizes, would move with ease and I could use it for different projests. Thanks for offering this to us and thanks for giving me the chance to win it!!

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  72. I love good lighting. Thanks for the charming pattern & the pompom trim is adorable. It would be nice to have better lighting at my sofa -- Fingers crossed.

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  73. Hi! I'm in my 60s and have worn glasses for three-quarters plus of my life. Sometimes, they just aren't enough!! I would love to win this light so that I might enjoy all of my projects more!!

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    1. I forgot to say which light I like the best. I like the one you are using. It looks to me to be the one with the LED light. The brightness is amazing!

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  74. I've wanted a magnifying lamp for years and years. My eyes are getting weaker and it's harder to do the close work.. also need a good light! I love the one like yours.. the one on rollers with a bright craft light. How fun.. then I could do that darling hoop art. Right now I couldn't do it as it's too much of a close work for my eyes and glasses that need an update! Thank you for sharing also, the darling patterns. Marilyn

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  75. I haven’t been able to do fine craft working lately due to changes in my eyes, however, seeing this post excites me and gives me hope and the want to try again and winning the LightView Rolling Base LED Magnifier Lamp; Sewing, Craft, Puzzle Light as it looks most versatile. However, I believe any of the lights would be very helpful! Thank you for all your posts with your fun awesome artwork and projects.
    Tammy

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  76. LightView Rolling Base LED Magnifier Lamp would make for a wonderful assistant in my craft room. Greater use with a rolling base so I can take it around my house for projects.These past couple years have placed quite a strain on my vision. What an amazing product it would be to use!

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  77. I have a magnifier that hangs around my neck....
    Needless to say I don't use it off to bulky
    in your face kind of way... Thanks for the chance to win

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  78. Winning the Lightview Rolling Base LED Magnifier Lamp would be wonderful. I will soon be 65 and reading small print and closeup work is difficult. I have always enjoyed reading and taught it for 30 years. I have displayed several of your printables in our home. Thank you for the opportunity to win this magnificent tool.

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  79. Is the contest over? Love the blog and your creativity. This is such a great idea for Christmas décor!

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  80. Love this Lightview Rolling Base LED Magnifier Lamp!! It would be perfect for cross stitching!

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  81. HI! i checked out these cool lights... i love the rolling ones and think the LED would be Wonderful! the roller would actually follow me around to the (several) places i work on my crafts/projects and the LED would be helpful. i currently use a college desk lamp for additional lighting. i love your little hand sewing projects but as time goes on i need more mechanical lighting or daylight to complete this type of craft. And - Thank you for sharing all your ideas!

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  82. I too like the roller base LED magnifier lamp! I'm needing help as I get older. Ugh! LOL Thanks for having the giveaway. Love this craft idea. So cute.

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  83. I like the LightView XL Magnifying Glass Lamp w Rolling Stand most because it has the higher magnification. I also like the idea of having a dimmable light! That's a very neat feature! Thank you

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  84. I like the LightView Flex - Bright LED because it has the clamp on feature. (Audrey Stewart / jozywails@gmail.com)

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  85. Thank you for this post !! I would love to see my 77 year old grandmother get back into her embroidery again. I'm hoping to win the Lightview XL Magnifying Glass lamp with the rolling stand in white for her! I love the easy mobility of this product.
    Sounds Perfect or the elderly! It would make the perfect Christmas gift to her!! Thank you sooo much!!

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  86. I love the Lightview rolling base magnifier lamp- perfect versatility for using at my sewing machine and moving to wherever I decide to do my handwork.

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  87. Lightview XL with rolling wheels show up great to do detailed sewing. I would love to win!

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  88. I've never had a magnifying lamp - would be so neat to have for crafting!

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  89. I have an OLD magnifying lamp that came from my in-law’s home when we were cleaning out their house. I am sure it is a fire hazard. I always cross my fingers when I plug it in to use it. I would love to win this Lightview XL Magnifying Lamp.

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  90. I am getting to the age of needing a magnifying lamp. I have never had one and will be putting this one on my Christmas list!

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  91. Oh my goodness...any would be terrific! But I really like the Lightview Flex. I have someplace I like to work and this would clamp perfectly to my table. I sure need one of these with my 60+ eyes...lol! My sweet MIL loved her magnifying light!

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  92. I love the Lightview XL with rolling base. I could do so many things with that!

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  93. Wow! I have never seen a magnifying lamp with a rolling base! This could be used for so many different things! Embroidery, quilting. sewing, crafting; the list could go on and on. I'd love to win one of these!

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  94. The Lightview XL 2in1 Floor Standing to Table Magnifier Lamp looks so very practical for my crafting. Thanks.

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