Another smaller, yet important change to my sewing space happened this weekend while I was working on a gift. I was pressing a portion of a quilt block when I smelled something burning.
Turns out, it was my iron! I quickly unplugged it before it got any worse, but it couldn't be saved. A vintage iron I picked up at an estate sale (bought because it reminded me of the iron my great-grandmother had and taught me to press clothes with when I was a girl) came to my rescue. For something so small, it certainly gets hot enough to take the wrinkles out of anything I've put it to work on. I think it could even press the wrinkles from an elephant's hide - it gets that hot!
I'm hopeful that with a better set-up in my sewing room, that I will be even more productive. For all the years I've sewn and had fabric, this is the first time it hasn't been kept in either a cardboard box or a huge storage tub. This is also the first time all of my sewing needs are in one room - a room that is known as the sewing room. It seems so amazing to have it. As you can tell, I'm pretty excited about the new changes and hope to be more productive as a result of it.