At home I love my vintage irons.
They get hot, stay hot, and let’s face it – I love the lack of plastic and the vintage appeal they hold.
Plus the fact that here they are 40 years later and still running, when any plastic travel iron I have ever bought has bit the dust long before it should have.
Enter into the picture Randy’s little Sunbeam ---I am pleasantly pleased and could even push it over the edge to in love with this little iron!
It fits my hand!
The little temp dial is right where my finger can do the job of adjusting easily –and the “no handle type of handle” means it fits easily in my palm when I press.
It is a steam iron, and I’m not a steam presser, but if I were –I bet I’d love this too.
It heats up fast, gets HOT ----and wonders of wonders, it does NOT have auto-shut-off ---this makes me happy!
I don’t know if you can see the little black switch on the bottom beneath the sole plate – but guess what? This puppy is DUAL VOLTAGE! This could come in handy for those of us that travel outside of the USA. You’d just need a plug adapter.
Okay, I couldn’t stand it, so I just checked it out on Amazon –it’s for sale for $12.99. I couldn’t stand it. I ordered one. I have a trip to England in August, and I just might NEED one!
I’ve been using Lozenge blocks as Leaders & Enders!
If you are new to the blog, every year we choose one project to be our Leader & Ender project for the year. These units are built in between the lines of other chain stitching to keep our piecing continuous. You can find more about the Lozenges Leader & Ender challenge under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog.
It’s the PRESSING part I needed to remind you of:
innies and outies!
Look closely and you will see that two opposite corners on every lozenge press IN, and the remaining two opposite corners press OUT. This is so things will nest when you put units together.
I’ve been stock piling blocks with black corners as black corners were what came with me on this trip. When I get a good batch of black ones done, I’ll switch to doing some light cornered ones too.
And today’s Quiltville of the Day:
Holy Toledo from Scraps & Shirttails II!
I was stuck in traffic while teaching in Ohio while this quilt was in progress. Hence the name--Holy Toledo! Holy Toledo is found in my book Scraps and Shirttails II. Signed copies available by clicking the book cover in the left hand side bar.
I’m working hard at getting a top put together tonight. It’s coming along, but I have a deadline that is looming…I fly to Portland tomorrow evening, and it’s got to be up off the floor by then and I don’t want to loose my block arrangement…I’m working hard to get it together.
Have a great evening, everyone!