They don’t make things like they use to…..

Have you heard your parents or grandparents say that phrase?  Mine did, and today I am too.  I’m talking about my beef with my handy (or not so handy now) iron. I had a nice inexpensive iron at one time. It died at the rip old age of 15. So a few months back, M went out a bought me a new one. Shark. Really cool and worked great until one day it just stopped working. No warning. No abuse. Dead.

Forward to 1 month ago. Bought a nice Sunbeam. Similar to the old 15 year old one that died. Worked fine. Steamed like a champ until I went to plug it in yesterday. Dead. No abuse. No warning. What is it with me and irons?!?! So I ask anyone who stumbles across this post today, what brand do you use and where can I find it? For a sewer, living without an iron is like missing a body part. I serious cannot get anything done. Well, I can but those projects are not as fun.

What I did do with out my iron is to read through the newest pattern I’m working on.  This was sent by a new blog handbag friend over at Emmaline Bags & Patterns.  I am trying out her new Teardrop bag and will post pictures when I complete it, but for now if you are curious and want to try out an adorable new bag pattern, head on over and download. A PDF file/pattern is a wonderful thing. The fabric you see above? Yeah, that’s sitting in my studio waiting to be ironed…..

Off to drop T at school, then buy a new iron…sigh…Cindy

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Comments

  1. Hi Cindy, I’m not much help with your iron problems. Same thing seems to happen to mine, the steam burst button just fell off mine. At least it still works but I miss the extra steam. Thanks again for the PDF they still haven’t fixed the problem so I still can’t down load it. Good luck with the iron, hopefully someone has a great one they use.

  2. Thank you for the mention Cindy! Have you been able to get your iron sorted out? I woudn’t recommend iron, I think it’s a Sunbeam too. I hope you find one you like.

    Janelle @ Emmaline Bags & Patterns

    • Hey there! I bought a SHARK and so far so good! It came with a 1yr warranty, but better yet……I bought a 2 year additional warranty for $4.99. So I am totally covered now LOL!