Sunday, February 3, 2008

I killed my iron

SO I think sewing karma hates me this week. I've tried to make two aprons since the Valentine's apron that I'm giving away was finished. Both have been a complete pain. For some reason I have completely forgotten how or else completely lost the ability to apply a waistband. Both aprons are a mess. Rather then wrestle with them another minute or start on a new apron, I decided to work on my quilt. I started it in November, after all.

So, I get everything out, plug up the iron and crank it up to high. I managed to iron one fat quarter and then...nothin'. Kaput. No steam, no heat, no nothin'. Now that iron had been used a lot. I iron my clothing regularly BUT since taking up sewing I've used it more in the last 8 months than in all the years I've owned it. I am guilty of leaving it on for hours at a time and for almost always having it on the highest setting possible. I cannot deny that I am responsible for the iron's demise. OK, so it was a cheapo iron and I've owned it for several years; that doesn't change the fact that I've gone and killed it. ...and now how am I supposed to get any sewing done? *huge sigh* That certain spring has left my step. My head is hanging low in shame over the deed I have done. I cannot make eye contact with the other small appliances in my home.

I didn't mean to do it, honest.

5 comments:

Jenny said...

This sounds so much like me I had to read this to my husband (who agreed). We went and invested the money in a digital iron & I try to take much better care of it (emptying it after every use). I use mine for sewing too & it has held up much longer than the cheap ones.
Thanks for the comment on my blog. Glad to hear there are other "domestically challenged" ladies out there!

Kellie C. said...

You could use it as a door stop! Lift your head a little higher and think of all the beautiful creations that have taken life because of your little iron that could!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Now what has this taught you......
No - not that you shouldn't leave your iron on or you are using it too much or it's a cheap iron.....
No - it should teach you that you should ALWAYS have two irons. I have my sewing iron and my clothes iron. Get down to that shop and grab TWO!!! I only buy cheap ones from our chain store BIG W. If it breaks down so be it. Throw it and buy another. We are such a throw away society now, aren't we.
Glad I've got you back to your quilt.
Hugs Fiona xx

Pinky said...

My iron is a $12 cheapie from Dollar General. It automatically shuts off after thirty minutes and drives me CRAZY!!

lovestitches said...

I regularly abuse my iron, leave it on for hours with no water. But I know that it won't die because I'll undoubtably melt something to the plate before then. Which is so much better...