Well, not exactly how to change a light bulb but there have been some problems in the joint related to light bulbs as I worked on my latest project.
The backstory: One of my leader/ender projects was using my Japanese taupe fabrics to make itty bitty (3 1/2″) rail fence blocks. Once the blocks were finished, I decided I didn’t want to make the table topper as originally planned. The LQS has been doing classes on fabric covered lampshades for years but I really didn’t think I needed a class to figure it out. With a little help from Mr. Google, I had a youtube of how to cover a lampshade.
Well, why cover a lampshade with fabric if you can cover it with a quilt? Off to buy a lampshade. Then a lamp base. Then the spray glue. Then wait for a non-windy day. Check, check, check.
In the USA, lampshades are ‘built’ a certain way. Usually the metal thingy is at the top of the shade and there is a metal frame that the bulb fits into and a screw on the top for the lampshade. Well……as with a few other things that are upside down or back-to-front here in Australia, so are lampshades. I can’t tell you how much time I spent pondering how to put a shade on a base. I seriously could NOT figure it out. (And, I’m typically not that dense!). Add to the mix – we have different connection bits on bulbs here (Bayonet) rather than the screw in (Edison) type in the USA.
Well, this American-born Aussie never did figure it out. I had to call in the BIG GUNS. Big strong Australian Man. Thirty seconds – I had my new lamp fit together properly. (There was a VERY smug smile on his face – what’s with that?)
I love it by the way! It looks perfect in our bedroom and gives off plenty of light for me to stitch in the mornings when it’s too cold to get out of bed.
Below is the photo taken from above.