Wednesday, October 20, 2010

just a little busy

Got my new iron a few days ago. Filled it up,
plugged it in, picked my setting. Waited patiently
and finally got to ironing, for a few minutes.
ARGGGHHH No steam. Water leaked outta
the resevoir *sp?* at an alarming rate. Sigh...

Got it returned and spent the last 2 afternoons
catching up. Finally am all finished with the piles
of ironing! Yippee! NOW I am ready to start
matching fabric to patterns....oh How I Have
Missed Sewing! I'm still really missing my
sewing room, but thats ok, I'm making due
using a hospital tray table for my machine.
Work great, when I'm done for the day sewing,
I just wheel it out of the way. and the little drawer
it has is perfect for scissors and pins and all
the other odds and ends you need to keep
at hand.

Hope you are are having wonderful days too!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

my iron died....OH NO!

This morning was just a typical day. Wash my hair.
Dry my hair. Curl my hair. Get dressed. Make
a cup of tea and plug the iron in to finish up a few
things and press out some fabric for some aprons
I am going to make. Couldn't wait to get started!

After I waited a few minutes, thinking the iron
would be hot, walked over and saw the light was
out on it. Huh? Checked to be sure it was plugged
in. Checked to see if I really did turn it on.
Hmmmm. I picked the iron up and the on light
flashed on. Oh! Then off. Sigh.

Sooo I wiggled the cord and it flashed on and
stayed that way. Not for long. Started ironing
when it warmed up and then, snap crackle
pop.....a lick of flame up my wrist.... a quick
scream ....EEK! It was snapping and a popping
when I unplugged it, then it just stopped and
smoked a little. Of course thats when I started
laughing. And you should have seen the ash on
my ironing board! wow! Thats a first!

Anyways, now I am going to have to QUICKLY
get a new iron. I feel lost with out it. I use my
iron every day even when I am not sewing. I
love ironing. I love crisp pleats. Tidy collars.
Freshly ironed pillowcases on my pillows. That
puff of steam. Smell of spray starch. It goes on.
I cannot go long without an iron in my hand.

Hi, my name is Melissa, I am addicted to ironing.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ultimate Fighter ~ Landon Style

Round 1:
Poppa has Landon in the 'Upside Down Ankle Hold'

Round 2:
OH NO! Landon is caught in an 'Arm Bar'

Round 3:
Landon escapes the Arm Bar and goes for the 'Ground and Pound'

Round 4:
Poppa taps out...Landon Wins! And its Bottoms Up for the New UFC Champ!