Friday, August 2, 2013

A new toy!

 I got something new the other when the mailman brings boxes! I saw this traveling iron when a student brought it to class awhile back. It is a great size to have beside you while sewing and no collapsible handle to annoy. I found it here and since it was very affordable, I had to get it.
It has a steam feature too, which is nice sometimes. I don't always use steam, but it's nice to have it when you want it.
 It fits!
 When I bring my iron out to the sewing room with me, I worry the cats will knock it off, as they are always right there. So I think this one will be nicer to have close by.
 I haven't done much sewing lately because of the painting, but I had printed these labels on the fabric sheets you run through your printer, so I tried it out while color-fasting those.
 It worked great! I put some fusible on the back and attached one of them to the quilt.
 I then hand-blanket stitched around it...of course I forgot to take a picture of that!

There's still time to visit Kerstin at Cookie's Treasures and sign up for her giveaway!

My daughter is off today so she is coming over to help me paint in a little bit. I'm so excited that I finished scraping and priming the last of the trim boards yesterday, so one more coat on that and I'm ready for paint. Happy Friday!


Barb said...

I use steam like no bodies business...

Fiesta said...

Your new iron is cute Jean but I so love your labels.

Kerstin said...

what a cute little iron. I got a similar one and its great to take along for our sewing circle. I made a little bag for it and got my self is small workplace - notebook size - one side is for iron and the other for cutting.
I posted about it on the blog some time ago. anyways its a good thing to have so congratulation to your new iron.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Woohoo! New irons are fun!