I had a strange thing happen to me this week. I decided to redo a floral arrangement in the hubster’s bathroom. It had been hanging there for thirty years and was pretty dusty and rather straggly. I purchased some pretty material and some new silk flowers at Joanne fabrics.
I took apart the floral arrangement and ripped off the surrounding ribbon. I got out my iron and the spray starch. (Does anyone really use this stuff anymore?) I measured the original ribbon and started on my cutting and gathering. The iron was acting strangely and so I checked it out and sure enough it had a big booger on it.
I surfed the internet because I had read about ironing salt and cleaning your iron. It doesn’t work by the way. I brought the iron to the sink and proceeded to use the Dawn dish detergent on it. It was still hot and the steam rose. I backed away from it and my foot got caught in the iron cord. Down went the iron, and I thought about catching it, and realized that it was still hot and dodged that bullet. I looked down at my kitchen rug and there was a perfect iron shadow burn right in the middle of it.
I checked out the iron and sure enough it had come apart and being the klutz that I am I tossed it into the recycling basket. Thank goodness that I had already gotten my ribbon gathered.
I glued on the ribbon and asked the hubster who is much more artistic than myself to help me arrange the floral display. He hem-hawed for a while but finally picked up a couple of the pieces and cut and placed them where he thought they should go.
I got the floral arrangement back together and picked off the glue webs that had accumulated. I hung it back on the wall and I have to say I thought it turned out pretty good.
The next day I was in Freeport for my Pilates class and went shopping for a new kitchen rug. I found one at Shopko for $39.99. A deal since it is washable and it was on sale from $59.99.
I decided to check out new irons. Can you believe irons cost from $19.99 to $59.99? I decided to go to the local Goodwill store and see if they had a used iron. Sure enough I found a Black and Decker. I plugged it in and it warmed right up. Best buy for the day at $3.99.
When I got home I discovered that it had some gunk on the bottom of the thing. Now I have to figure out how to clean an iron without destroying the thing. But I am back in business. Next project is a rooster pillow for my good friend who has chickens. I will post a photo.