It is just like Christmas too. I'm not sure if that is sad. You know being so over the moon happy that I got my new Iron in the mail to day. When I was a kid and my Mom got some kind of practical gift - and she was happy about it - I would think to my self: Self I never want to be that old. Excited by undies! or worse socks! Now here I am Super excited over my new Iron. I really am - Super Excited. Even though it is almost midnight I am going to sew sew sew. :) With a big smile on my face. Because I got a new Iron.
Boys and Girls let me tell you a bit about fine bit of equipment. First a beauty shot:
It is a dry Iron. That means that the sole plate is smooth and that it does not emit steam. What I use instead of the steam is a spray bottle with a water and Sta-Flo (starch) solution. This way I am able to control exactly how much starch I want to use and the flat sole plate does not leave waffle marks on my fabric. Extra bonus, I mix the Sta-Flo myself so I don't use any of those nasty for the environment spray cans.
I got this beauty for 30 bucks plus shipping from the The Vermont Country Store. If you haven't checked them out you should. They sell bread in a can, lots of yummy candies, and really good household items that are hard to find since 1960.
I have a personal theory that some things and ideas are named incorrectly. For example I think that my iPhone is a "smarter than me phone" not just a smart phone. Sailing should be called Swimming -- at least for me. Another example of this pet theory is Sewing, I feel that it should be called Ironing. Simply because I iron more than sewing, cutting, or even shopping for fabric.
Well, enough of my geekout. I gotta go Sew -- I mean Iron. :)
PS I also love socks now. Especially Sock Guy Socks because they are wonderful, comfortable, and they make me laugh. m