Tatting in the dark

Remember when I added tatting to several lamps shades?
I posted about them several times, here, here and here.
 I had gone to a bit of work to come up with a way to show it off , finally decorating cans.  I like how they turned out, but they didn’t give out a lot of light, more of a glow. 
I ended up using one of the lamp shades this weekend but displayed it a little differently.
This is a Dollar Store goblet with the puck light inside.  It’s a smaller puck light than the ones I had tried last time, but it turns on the same, by pressing the center.  The goblet puts an interesting pattern on the shade, doesn’t it?  It also allows it to be quite a bit brighter.  What a way to show tatting in the dark.
Why didn’t I think of this sooner?
Okay, I saw the idea on Pinterest, but it was saying to use tea lights.  I’m sure this is a bit brighter than using a tea light. 
And I wanted brighter.
Because we didn’t have any power.
A thunderstorm went through the area early, early Friday morning (April 3) and did a lot of damage to some of the area.  We were fortunate that we only had a bit of rain and not all the strong winds that hit not very far from here.  But we did loose power for 22 hours.  Which isn’t bad, as the electric company was projecting over three days before power would be restored. 
This put a kink in our weekend, to say the least.  My husband got out the generator and we rotated what got plugged in – well house, refrigerator, freezer, etc. We grilled our lunch and went out for supper Friday.  We were prepared for no electric for several days but were very happy it came on sooner. 
But everything I was going to do Friday pretty much didn’t happen.  And then Saturday we celebrated Easter over at one of our daughter’s house, which was for most of the day.  There was no time Sunday to do everything we had planned for the long weekend, so lots of things didn’t get done.
But that’s okay. We are okay, didn’t have any damage, had a wonderful time visiting family and had a blessed Easter.
That’s a lot of light to go with the dark.
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
Og Mandino
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13 thoughts on “Tatting in the dark”

  1. This is an excellent way to have emergency lighting that is definitely more attractive than those emergency lights alone.. The lampshade takes the harshness away!

    So glad you're okay.

  2. That's a really great way to show off your tatting! Power outages are never pleasant and to have one over Easter was a bit of a spoiler. I'm glad it didn't last as long as expected.

  3. Wow! Wow wow WOW! I love these! I have long wanted to put tatting on a lamp (because, why not?) and you have inspired me to revisit the idea…hmm…lovely!

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