Friday, January 29, 2010
Murphy's Law # 56
Just when you feel inspiration to create an adorable new dress... your iron will catch on fire! UGH!!!
That's right...this morning I was all ready to start sewing again after weeks of not touching my machine. I've been so busy getting lesson plans together and organizing my homeschooling ideas that I haven't had time to even go near my machine. Then just this morning inspiration strikes and I have "an idea" and I can't wait to get started on it. I carefully choose my fabric and then go to press it before I start cutting and all of a sudden a flash of fire shoots out from where the cord attaches to the actual iron and a flash of bright light. I nearly jumped out of my skin. Of course my first thought was...."no, don't burn my treasured fabric" It was one I had been saving for a special dress and I would have been crushed if it was ruined. Thankfully, not a mark on it. I immediately unplugged it and put it someplace safe, but darn....now, I can't sew! I will have to wait until this evening when I can run out and get a new one, but of course we have a major snowstorm heading our direction...Oi!
So, the iron that exploded was a Rowenta and in it's defense, it had lived a very full life, but now I am in the market for a new iron. I really liked my Rowenta, but was wondering what your opinions are and if you have any suggestions?