... and the second one leaked out! After being in iron hell for months, I bought the Shark Pro Iron in August. 1500 Watts of hot, steamy joy. This deceiving beauty sliced through the wrinkles like soft butter on hot bread! Until Wednesday night. The Shark just shut down and died. I ran around plugging it into other outlets hoping that it wasn't so, but, alas, the Shark was dead. So, I took it back to Kohl's and traded it out for another one. Surely, it was a fluke.
Not so! Back at home, I plugged the new one in, heated it up, and got back to ironing out these patchwork camera strap cozy covers. At first, all was well, and then, dreaded thing, it started to leak out. Drops here and there, and then a full-fledged loss of control pouring out all over the sewing room floor! Now, I'm just MAD!
A Rowenta lives here now -- on trial, to be sure. This one with all its German- made glory and 1600 Watts of heat. We'll see. I'm skeptical and still pretty irritated about the whole thing and haven't turned it on yet. In this day and age, how hard is it to create a small appliance that stays heated and is sealed well enough to keep the water in and the steam blowing? Irons have been around for so long, it isn't rocket science, is it?..
Meanwhile, I want to be young-ER and having babies again, so I can sew all these darling things for my children to wear! My son would have been quite the adventurer in this reversible earflap hat, and my daughter would be the cutest in everything appliqued and monogrammed! I had my same sewing skills 19+ years ago when we started our family and I did sew jumpers and john-johns and dresses and nursery decor, but all that was straight out of the fabric shop pattern books. All the dreaming I did over Hanna Andersson catalogs and shopping at Gymboree... I would be a very cool mom right now due to blogging and the awesome home equipment I have. However, "45" arrives in a couple of weeks, and I need progressive lenses ........