Yes, my Dritz Mini Iron went kaput.
I’m right in the middle of prepping a 100″ border. I almost panicked. But I managed to keep calm and convinced myself to try using the Rowenta travel iron since it is small.
To replace my mini iron I would need to go to Joann’s either at Lake Ozark or Springfield, MO. Each are a one hour drive and since I am recuperating from surgery I am not too excited about that. I could mail order it but the last time I ordered from Joann’s it took FOREVER to reach me.
Walmart at one time carried them in their stores. I saw one after I had purchased mine. They no longer carry them in the store. So I went online and you can order them online from Walmart but it ships from a Third Party. So I was left with trying to substitute with my Rowenta.
I am pleased to announce that I was able to work quite well with the Rowenta. I did have to work slowly to achieve the neat little curves but I am pleased with my work. So no rush to get to Joanns.
While I was working away on my border, Tink, fell asleep listening to the Oak Ridge Boys. I don’t know how she does it.
I am working on the final border for A Boy and A Girl. Ta Da. I am excited that the journey is coming to a close for this project. I have so enjoyed making this quilt. I have been challenged. I have honed my applique skills to the next level. I have found a new confidence that yes, I can do that. Overall this has been a wonderful journey. I have one more applique quilt to complete before I embark on my Baltimore Album journey. I have the confidence to tackle the Baltimore quilt that I did not have prior to making A Boy and A Girl. It is a quilt I have been passionate about for over 30 years. I am now confident that I will be able to add the Baltimore Album quilt to my resume and collection. Now that’s exciting.
The final border. Wow!!!! I have learned so much working on this quilt.
This is what my sewing room looks like while I am sorting and looking for “just the right” fabric . All those Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I have quite the pile of scraps. I was thinking that they would work nicely up in Jen Kingwell’s Long Time Gone. Something to think about.
You would think I should be embarrassed to show anyone what a mess my sewing area is, but hey, it’s creative clutter and when I am finished it gets cleared and put away.
Today is my birthday. I am thankful to have made it another year. I am a breast cancer survivor. I am four years cancer free. Time is precious. Make the most of every day you have. It took me a couple of years post surgery to realize I was going to live. Now I have grand ambitions. Namely, a Baltimore Album quilt. It has taken me 2 plus years to make A Boy and A Girl. The Baltimore quilt will probably take me about 3 years to make. It’s a goal to strive for!!
Happy Birthday to Me.
Happy Stitiches Everyone.
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