October 31st, 2010 - The Stash

Only 8 more weeks to go and then we can start all over again. Yipee! Maybe I’ll do a better job next year. Right?! I’ve sewn this past week but I’m still waiting to get my table finished. I’d like to sew even more now with the cooler weather. Maybe this week it will be done, I hope.

Fabric used this week: 4.55 yds

Fabric used YTD: 170.655 yds

Fabric added this week: 0 again

Fabric added YTD: 165.86 yds

Net fabric busted: 4.795 yds

 I never got around to cutting out all the bindings and backings I needed. Maybe this week I’ll get that done. I started a comfort quilt for my neighbour and I’ve been working on 3 other quilts. All in various staged of completion. The tops that is. I need that table to do some serious quilting. Come on guys, get a move on. Do you think I could say that to them? I think not! Lucky for me they don’t read my blog. Anyway, one of the local quilt shops, Quilting Confections, is having an anniversary sale, starting next week.  I received a special invite for the Friday night, so I could get first dibs on fabric. I don’t need any fabric and I don’t really have any desire to buy fabric. I just might go to see what’s new and hopefully not buy anything. Notions are always a good thing.

Speaking of notions, I bought a new iron and I’m taking it back too. It’s the Oliso Pro-series and it doesn’t do what it claims to do. There was a lady doing demos at Costco and it looked like a good iron. So I bought 2 of them, one for me and one as a gift. I’m taking both back. It doesn’t get hot enough to take the wrinkles out of fabric, even with the steam. My friend and I did a trial with it and my old Rowenta does a better job. The Oliso has 1600 watss and the Rowenta has 1750 watts. I don’t know if that’s the difference but what a piece of crap. I’m glad I bought them here in Canada and not at the sewing show in Novi Mi.  I would have been really irritated if it didn’t perform up to their claims and I couldn’t take it back. I don’t know what they do to the fabric for the demo but this iron didn’t get wrinkles out. We even ironed a crease in the fabric and we couldn’t get it out. We had to keep going over and over the fabric. And those feet things pop out all the time especially when you iron really slow, which you have to do to try to get the wrinkles out. Junk, junk junk!!! I guess I’ll have to stick with the Rowenta iron I have. Actually I have 2 of them but one leaks so bad, I don’t use it anymore. It was my favourite iron. That’s too bad that Rowenta can’t fix the leak issues with their irons. I think they are the best irons I’ve ever had. Have a great week.


One Response to “The Stash”

  1. Allie Says:

    Notions are ALWAYS fun! Never too many, right? Wow, I’m glad to know about that iron, I had thought I wanted one but ick. My favorite was my Black and Decker Classic – which doesn’t get very hot anymore, but worked a treat when it did. What I loathe about the new ones is that they automatically shut off, usually while I’m USING them. ARGH.

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