since their parents are home.
It was a fun 10 days. Tiring, but so much fun.
After they left, I started the laundry,
and then went
directly to my sewing room!
The gentle hum of the sewing machine equals relaxation...Yay!
My sewing routine is to:
- plug in the iron when going around the end of the sewing desk to sit down at the sewing machine.
- plug in my sewing machine and turn it on
- turn on the desk light
- turn the radio or TV.
Reverse order when leaving the room for the day.
- radio or TV off, check.
- desk light, check.
- sewing machine unplugged, check.
- iron unplugged, check.
I don't know why I always unplug the iron, but I do.
Do any of you regularly unplug when leaving your sewing area, or is it just me?
So anyway, after 10 days of NO SEWING OR QUILTING,
I've entered my sewing domain, plugged in,
gotten comfy, and breathed a sigh of relief. 'ahhh'
And then there were crackling noises and smoke!
Yes, my iron is outside on the stone-paving courtyard.
I am so glad I was right there beside it
when I first heard the crackling noise
and saw the smoke start rolling out of it!
I grabbed it, unplugged it
and ran like a CraZy persoN
from the sewing room,
down the hall,
through the great room,
through the kitchen,
through the sunroom,
and out the back door to the stone covered area.
That is NOT the first favorite little iron that's done this though...
I had the exact iron before and it did the same thing!
So the first time this happened,
I smelled the smoke, then heard a faint crackle.
I looked around, not knowing where it was coming from.
And I did the same
run through the house/crazy person routine then, too.
This first iron was only a couple of weeks old when it happened.
So I took it back to the store where I had purchased it and warned them of the hazard. They gladly replaced it for me. I thought it was just a fluke, not a flaw in the manufacturing.
This second, replacement iron I've not used much. Maybe only a handful of times.
But it will be going back to the store also.
And I guess I should probably try to find a new favorite iron.
Or as least another same iron but from a different manufacturing batch!
My question to you, is:
Do any of you have a favorite, small, pressing iron to recommend?
I'd like it small, point-y, and lightweight.
I don't use steam, don't want auto-timer shut off, and want it to get HOT.
Oh, and I'd like it to have a long cord.
Don't ask for much, do I? :)
Now I'm going back to the sewing room to settle in again.
And try to relax. With some fabric piecing and the gentle hum of sewing.
Without the crackling noises and smoke.
And think about getting a new iron.