OMG! I'm sure the thing doesn't remember me, it's been so long since I've pulled it out (other than to pack it) or even plugged it in. But, yes indeed, I pulled it out on the weekend and got busy hemming a plain white table cloth that I've been meaning to shorten for about 10 years and a goldish colored sheet (yes sheet) that I bought a couple of months ago on sale (cheap, cheap) with the intention of making into a table cloth.
The sheet is not very thick - a typical sheet - and I wanted to have the white cloth underneath it to give it some substance. I considered buying one of those quilted table cloth liner things, but $40 is to much for something that will never get seen. They're both on the table now and it looks great! Very Christmas-y!
But I ran into a problem. No, not with the sewing machine which worked like a charm after all those years of neglect, but with my iron. I plugged it in to iron the sheet and then work on creating an even hem for the napkins I planned on making with the left over sheet material. The iron didn't work. Now I know I've been neglectful of my sewing machine, but I think it's been used more recently than the iron. And the iron no longer works. So no napkins - and now the extra material and the ironing board and the iron are taking up space in my office.
You see, The Husband is going to look at my iron. He thinks it may be the switch - and he informed me that it worked fine this past fall when he had it out in the shed ironing edging onto some bookcase shelves he made. Excuse me? Oh, well, at least someone in the house was ironing!
Are there any sewers out there in Blogland? How about ironers? Am I the only one who refuses to iron clothes and, therefore, intentionally purchases stuff that won't need ironing? Growing up, my mom ironed everything - sheets, pillowcases, t-shirts, underwear (yes, underwear) - maybe that's why I have such an aversion to it.