We have had very unusual spring weather here in Alabama. Just last week it was cool enough (especially at night) to want a light jacket. Middle of May and it feels like late February? Not that I was complaining at all! I think Mother Nature has figured out that it is almost June and it is time to turn on the heat! The kids were bugging me at 9 a.m. yesterday to either find a pool for us to invade or to turn on the sprinkler. I told them it was going to be a very long summer if they didn't calm down!
My mom and sister did not consult me before making their vacation plans. They had the nerve to both go out of town at the same time. Now I am left at home with no one to call! Tried calling Nina this morning but she might be working today.
Yesterday I was trying to piece the backing for Nine's b-day quilt when my iron decided to die. I was ironing along when all the sudden it started dribbling water out of all the wrong places. Then I noticed it wasn't even hot. I could place my hand on the soleplate and not get burned. Tried unplugging it and starting over. Nope. Nothing. Nada. Tried a different outlet - same result. Waited till this morning to try again. Still nothing. We were going to Walmart last night in search of a turkey to deep fry (yummy!) so I went ahead and bought a new iron. Stacy used it this morning and did nothing but try to refrain from throwing it across the room. It too was dribbling water. So back it went to Walmart this morning and we got new iron #2 from Target. I really liked the old iron. Lots of steam - nice and hot. It wasn't even very old - I got it in maybe November. And it hasn't even been dropped once! Anyone have a nice cheap iron that they just LOVE? Want to share what kind it is?
Time to round up the kiddies and make them take a short nap. Then maybe I will sit down and sew for a while!