Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Irony

This one really made me laugh.

Especially because I had to go out yesterday and buy a new iron.
The THIRD one in the last year and a half.

They just don't make them like they used to.
I now buy "el cheapo's" so I won't become emotionally attached or require counseling when forced to dump them in the garbage can AGAIN.
Deep breaths :)
Visualize happy places :)

Time to count your blessings :)
I did just get my sewing machine back.
It's been in the hospital for nearly a month now.
True confessions.
I am VERY emotionally attached to this baby.

17 comments:

•stephanie• said...

totally agree with your philosophy on irons.
love/hate them.

Lurline said...

Spot on! I've filled a whole graveyard of cheap and expensive - no answer - well maybe! Don't use your iron, just look at it!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Carol said...

I'm so with you on the irons Nedra...no more pricey ones for me...I buy the $19 Sunbeam at Bed, Bath and Beyond with a $5 coupon...the pricey ones don't seem to last any longer.

Stephanie said...

I've gone cheap, expensive, cheap, expensive...the cheap last longer but not nearly long enough. It's easier to throw them out though. I hope you have a back up sewing machine. I'd go through sewing withdrawals.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Last year I bought three new irons - one right after another it seems - I keep one in the sewing room, one in the laundry room and one in the camper - all of them are inexpensive - I tried pricier brands and they didn't last any longer than these do. When I see quilters post photos of the must have iron that is supposed to be the best and cost them around $400 or whatever I wonder why they bother?
Karen

LynCC said...

yep! Cheap is definitely the way to go with irons.

fiberchick said...

"irony"... Love it! Glad you got your baby back...

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I love the Irony/Wrinkly thing!!

Zelda said...

Thanks for the chuckle on the irony! Great sense of humor. Glad your baby is back from the hospital. Enjoy your blog.

Needled Mom said...

Glad to have that irony word straightened out for me!!!!

Yeah....your baby is well again.

Loretta said...

I buy my irons at thrift stores and yard sales. I never pay more than $5 for them and usually in the range of $2-3. The older ones seem to last longer. I always keep on "in stock" on the shelf. That way when the one I'm using stops working, I just pull out the next one...then start looking for a back-up to keep on the shelf! :) The thrifted irons usually last about 5 years!

Maxine said...

I want one that will not "SPIT" at me....or my fabic....

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I agree with you. I no longer buy expensive irons, I find the cheapest one I can with a non-stick plate. They usually cost $10 to $12. Now if I drop them or they die, it's not a big deal. I just get another. Sometime simple and cheap is the best!

Cindy said...

Thanks for the laugh Nedra--just what I needed on a crazy I can't get it all done type of day.

Anonymous said...

So disappointing. I a suspect all irons are manufactured in the same place nowadays so I dropped by Walmart for an inexpensive Hamilton Beach with this strange fake chrome/lift it off the ironing board attachment. There is a great switch that turns OFF "auto off" so that it will stay on while I am ironing a top or yardage. 1500 watts.

Material Mary said...

Nedra, irons are a disposable unit for quilting...I go through 3-4 a year as well. I buy the cheaper Rowenta so I get a really good press and I can get them at Lowe's for $39.99. They work as well as the high end Rowenta's without the pricetag...
Mary

Sherri said...

Oh...I so understand about the irons...I've been doing the same thing...trying more expensive ones and cheap ones. The last one my husband stopped to pick up for me...he bought it at Target and for just a few dollars got insurance on it...so if it breaks in the next 5 years I get a new one. I'm pretty sure it won't last 5 years based on my recent experience!