Thursday, March 13, 2008

Angels came calling ...

In the middle of adding the borders to my Spring Fling quilt, the angels came calling for my iron. It has gone to 'iron heaven'. I knew that things weren't good when I had it on the 'cotton' setting, and the base plate was cool enough to touch.

Marty has had a play with it and maybe fixed it, but we're thinking that for the sake of the cost of a new iron, we shouldn't risk burning the house down.

I shall persevere with the borders tonight, but I'll have to leave the pinning for tomorrow. The double wide back I purchased today is very wrinkly and will be a good initiation for the new iron. I'll get a new board cover at the same time - I've ummmm ... scorched the old one, and it has really seen better days.

Interesting news on the weather front - we're expecting a cool change on Wednesday next week. It will be a balmy 31c (88f). From tomorrow until Tuesday we're expecting temperatures between 38c and 40c (100f and 104f). We've already had 10 of these hot days in a row - this is really strange for March. I see lots of indoor stitching time in my future ... Be cool!

8 comments:

Penny said...

Your quilt is going to be gorgeous. I've enjoyed watching it come together.

Kairle said...

Of course, there's never a good time for your iron to go out, but mine also went out right in the middle of a quilting project a couple months ago. Grrrr...

Beautiful quilt, by the way!

FabricMom said...

I had to buy a new iron a couple of weeks ago. My cats had knocked it off the ironing board too many times. I learned my lesson about leaving it sitting there.
I love the colors of the spring top. Very inviting. Enjoy the warmer temps. I can't wait for spring here.

Jen said...

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your good friend. I gotta say though, your title is hilarious!!

Floss said...

I would just get a new one; I wouldn't want to risk a house fire. Maybe it was too hot for it. That’s a long time for that kinda heat. Hopefully you get a cool change and some rain soon.

loulee1 said...

R.I.P.

I love that grassy green border. You may have told us this already, but are all your fabrics for this one batiks?

Gail said...

The border will be just the thing for this top- and I love the colors more each time you show it.

Kim said...

Oh, I LOVE this quilt, Tazzie! The colors are so pretty! Wonderful!

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