Friday, February 11, 2011

In Mourning

Yes, I'm in mourning. Before you get too concerned let me assure you that everyone I love is alive and well. My Rowenta iron with the steam tank has....well... it has died. Yes, died. I was fortunate enough to find it at a thrift store a few years ago and I got a lot of good use out of it, but it finally quit working. As most sewers know the iron is second to the sewing machine in most important tools. I was actually in the middle of a project when it died and it was after 9:00 at night. I ran to Target to replace it but was short on cash. I found an iron on sale for $7.99. Yay! Wrong! Got it home and it spilled water all over my project and it didnt even heat up. Note to self: never buy and iron for less than $10.00.

I haven't been blogging too much lately. I am now a working mom to five girls. I have gone back to cutting hair. I have been a licensed hair stylist for 27 years but havent worked as such for many years. I am now in a situation where I need to work to help support my girls. It is taking some time getting used to stretching myself so thin. I have mommy guilt, like so many other moms do and I really miss my sewing time. I am still homeschooling the girls. Thankfully, you can homeschool at anytime and I am very grateful for the online classes my girls are taking.

My husband, the girls and I are getting adusted to our new city. The girls love our church. My oldest daughter and I are singing in the praise team and doing solos and duets. We are all in the chior now and George is going to be playing guitar in the praise team too. My hubby was laid off and is job hunting again, but will hopefully have a new one soon. All and all, things are ok and we are all glad we made the move.

I am heading to the studio to work on my mug rug for the swap. I am sure my sewing machine has missed me.

I pray you are all well.
Happy Sewing!


  1. Oh Susan, I can empathize with you....I had similar iron problems several months ago. However, I got two irons for Christmas....and one is a Rowenta. It's still in the box, brand new, unopened...I opened the other one first and like it so just have never opened the Rowenta one. I would love to send it to you as I don't need it and it's waaaay too late to return it. If you'll send me your new address (I still have your old one) I'll send it on to you! :o)

    Hang in there, sweetie, things will get better!



  2. I have heard of so many rowenta irons dying lately! I'm on the hunt at thrift stores myself, I want one that doesn't have auto-shutoff. HATE that.
    Your life sounds incredibly busy - I'll be praying your hubby finds a job quick!