I’m making progress…

on my Mid Mod Bee blocks.  This one is for Blair whose inspiration were a couple of very cool mid-century modern fireplaces.

Every time I see that Alexander Henry Heath fabric, I want some!  I try not to buy too much fabric without an idea for it, but I may have to give in on this one 🙂

I hope those of you who had holiday weekends enjoyed them.  Ours ended with a bit of unplanned excitement.  I was finishing up a few blocks on a charity quilt when the smoke alarms all over our house starting going off.  They are all connected, so if one goes off, they all do.  Building code requires it to be this way, apparently, but the disadvantage is that you don’t know where in the house the problem might be.  I ran down to the basement to see if everything was OK there.  It seemed to be.  My husband had been in the kitchen, not cooking, so that was OK too.  He finally discovered the “smoking” gun… my iron!  The poor thing was smoking like crazy and giving off the most awful smell.  The strange thing is that it seemed fine when I left the sewing room.  Anyway, crisis averted, alarms turned off and iron placed outside to air out.  I don’t think it can be salvaged so I’ll be looking for a new one tomorrow.  I hope I can find one without auto shut-off!

  • sewkatiedid
    Posted at 00:56h, 08 July Reply

    I have a T-Fal ultraglide turbo and love the auto shut off. I think I paid $30 for the thing and have used it daily for years. It refuses to die.

    I freak out about loosing all my fabric in a fire.

  • Xandi
    Posted at 20:41h, 06 July Reply

    I hate auto shut-off! I found one at Jo-Anne without it. A pink Rowenta – don't know the model name, but I love it.

  • Lynne
    Posted at 06:33h, 06 July Reply

    Oh, that is a dramatic interlude for your weekend!

    Good luck with the hunt for a new iron.

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