Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thoughtful Thinking Thursday #146~ Mini Iron Died: They Don't Make'em Like They Used To

I fell in love with my little iron immediately,
because it felt so good in my hand.
It also wasn't heavy and therefore easy on my shoulder.
 It was easy to use at my work desk.
I used it almost every week and sometimes every day for a while.
I've told my sewing students, the iron is to be used as much as your sewing machine.

I never changed the heat setting until the other day when I was using some fabric that needed less heat.
The next day, I turned the heat back up
and it never heated up!
I tried different plugs and if other things worked in those plugs.
I wiggled switches, and fidaddled with the cord.
Nothing happened. Zilch.

I save boxes and the booklets of warranty information when I buy things.
(Just ask Mr. G who just cleaned out a shelf of 8 year old boxes for me.)
Sure enough, the warranty was for a year,
& they built it to last 2 years?
I cringe when a store asks me if I want to buy an extended warranty.
Many times I reply, they should have more faith in the product they sell.

Don't even know if I want to attempt to tear it apart,
because it's probably something I can't even get to or see?
For now I'll pull out my 30 year old cordless iron that still works.
It's just heavier.
Why is it, things I bought over 20 years ago have out lived many things I've bought in the last 5 years?
Our landfills would be less provided for if things today were made with more pride instead of greed.
"THINK about it."

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Junk Journal ~ Tucked Away Spots

        This is the last post about this journal I made for my Grand Daughter upon her graduation from college as a teacher.  Just in case she wasn't happy I made a gift from "junk," I did tuck away some extras in the "tuck away spots."  I hope she has found them?

Related Posts: 

Junk Journal ~ Making the Fabric Cover

Junk Journal ~ The Innards- Bookmarks, Sq Sheet Envelope

Junk Journaling ~ The Innards~ A Flip Through Signature 1

 Junk Journaling ~ The Innards~ A Flip Through Signature 2

Junk Journaling ~ The Innards~ A Flip Through Signature 2, Part 2

Binding a Journal


Monday, July 16, 2018

Memory Monday 95~ QOV

Remembering those who served our country for our freedom.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunday Best ~ Shawna's Horses in Beautiful Kentucky

Thanks to my friend Shawna 
for letting me share this beautiful picture of her horses
in our beautiful state of Kentucky

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Quilt Shot Block ~ Punta Gorda Florida Quilts by Mr. G

 From the Punta Gorda Quilt Show 2018
Punta Gorda, Florida, USA

Additional Quilt Blocks & Tips can be found on my 
Quilt Page

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