Friday, May 29


Like many, I hate ironing. I do manage to iron fabrics and pressing a quiltblock, but doing clothes is a different story.
On the other hand: I love vintage irons :) and I have collected a few from thriftstores-and markets.

I own several flat irons. I use them as paperweights and to keep a large piece of fabric on the table when cutting.
One that can be filled with hot coal..
A very early electric one. Info on the internet: very, VERY dangerous....LOL
A later electric one. When I can find the right plug, I will try this one!
And today my latest find was delivered: a gas iron. it has burners on the inside. And no, I will not try to light this one although it seems in almost perfect condition.

Best thing about it is, that it is called : the Rhythm. How cool is that!!!
 Space is very limited in my sewingroom (and for that matter, in my house too), so I have no room for elaborate display. A tiny bookcase will have to do. Still, I enjoy them when sewing :)
Next stop is a visit to the Washing and Ironing museum that apparently is in my own village! I cannot find the info about vintage irons that I want on the web, so the museum might shed some light about how old my irons are

35 years apart..

 Different time, different style of photography, but yet so alike.
Me in 1980....
Quilting DD in 2015                                                                                                                                
She surprised me with her picture at Mother's day.

Sunday, May 10

My face...

 This contains , what i call, my face. It is usually not flipped over (except early mornings) but we'll do with this picture.
I put it on every morning and take it of before going to bed.
Although I really love the polkadots. this bag has a flaw: it has no extra internal nor external pockets,
which means an extra 5 minutes every morning (and I am NOT a morning person) looking for a eyeshadow brush. I have lots, but they are scattered around somewhere. the one that's in the bag, hides.
So, after some Pinterest and some ME, I came up with this:

 Not that i actually use all the brushes, but if i want to, i have them at hand.
 Especially for Dianne: this label is, well, a band aid of sorts.
I sewed too close to the edge and things started to fray. I was too far in the process to rip it all apart and strat over, so: a label/bandaid.
See. my seams do go wrong haha!!!
 This afternoon, my offspring came by for mother's day, so i provided lunch
 The sign, Quilting DD gave me, was exactly what i needed:) to complete my little "buffet'
Happy Mother's day!

Monday, May 4

Track and trace

  I ordered something small online and the seller provided a track and trace option. I LOVE track and trace!! This time the messages kept on coming :) 
So far I got this!                                                                                             

Date Location Event
  • Apr 27, 2015 3:11pm NETHERLANDS Customs Clearance
  • Apr 27, 2015 3:10pm NETHERLANDS Processed Through Sort Facility
  • Apr 25, 2015 8:52pm Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS Departed
  • Apr 25, 2015 5:35pm Zurich, SWITZERLAND Departed
  • Apr 24, 2015 7:40pm Miami, UNITED STATES Departed
  • Apr 24, 2015 3:11pm Miami, UNITED STATES Arrived
  • Apr 24, 2015 1:25pm ISC MIAMI FL (USPS), US Processed Through Sort Facility
  • Apr 24, 2015 1:45am MIAMI, FL 33112, US Departed USPS Facility
  • Apr 23, 2015 8:12am ISC MIAMI FL (USPS), US Arrived at Sort Facility
  • Apr 23, 2015 8:11am MIAMI, FL 33112, US Arrived at USPS Facility
  • Apr 21, 2015 4:54am RALEIGH, NC 27676, US Departed USPS Facility
  • Apr 20, 2015 10:10pm RALEIGH, NC 27676, US Arrived at USPS Origin Facility
  • Apr 20, 2015 9:32pm RALEIGH, NC 27606, US Arrived at USPS Origin Facility
  • Apr 20, 2015 8:17pm CARY, NC 27518, US Accepted at USPS Origin Sort Facility
Does anyone wonder why one has to pay shipping fees?
All these people/facilities for $4....
(must say though that Dutch customs sure take their time....)