Friday, January 25, 2013
the perfect storm
As you probably know, quilters are about as demanding and fussy over their irons as their sewing machines...needless to say, we are always in search of the perfect irons.
I admit, I have almost as many irons as sewing machines.
I have a titanium plated Panasonic [in the box] especially for fusing.
I have a cordless iron, convenient, but not a great presser.
I have an old Rowenta, BUT my go to iron is currently a Reliant Digital Velocity iron.
Now you could use this thing to lift weights!
Why am I telling you this you ask?
well...I have started pressing seams open, which actually does require pressing with an iron.
I purposely set up my sewing space, so that I have to get up and cross to the ironing station [move around more, stretch].
Anyway, getting up to go turn on the iron, I pulled/dropped the iron on my foot.
you can believe I saw stars and was nauseated for about 15-20 minutes afterwords.
I broke THREE bones in my foot!
Finding a shoe to fit is the hardest part of getting around now. I have a surgical boot, but it's height is different from all my shoes which makes me waddle and limp!
I think, at least temporarily for a month or two, I will set up a portable pressing station next to the sewing machine. In the spring a redo of the sewing room is in order.
SO this is what I was working on:
A Valentine inspired collage quilt using one of the older French Journal fabrics from Michael Miller. Of course it still has to be quilted...and maybe beaded or embellished.
Please visit Nina Marie to see OFF THE WALL FRIDAY: