Monday, July 15, 2013

The Iron (Part 2) and Hitting the Curve Ball

Thank you for your feedback regarding your iron and steam preferences.  The best part about blogging is LEARNING J

The Iron
After my research, I decided to purchase this…

The Oliso quilter’s iron sounded impressive but my very dear blogging friend Candace has already owned TWO of them and prefers her Oliso household model much better.  So…. I compared her ‘blue’ version to a few Rowentas. 
Bottom line is that I love all the features of the Oliso blue iron but was able to find those in a less expensive and heavier Rowenta.  It’s just out of the box…haven’t even plugged it in yet.  Of course, I will follow up with feedback because I will either love it or not.

The Curve Ball

A very close and dear family member has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Lung Cancer. I’ll share more about her later.
So…what do we do? 

Well, I’ve been instructed to keep a stiff upper lip and my best friend showed up at my door with cancer fabric.  This is how I spent my weekend…

Pearl is the ribbon color for lung cancer.

 I have to finish the quilting, binding, add the label, launder and it will be shipped off on Thursday.
I’ll have pictures of the finish this weekend as well as the Fat Quarter Shop’s Deck-Ade the Halls block.

I hope You have a wonderful week J


Kris said...

I am so terribly sorry to hear about your friend's cancer diagnosis. So much uncertainty ahead, but I pray for the best possible outcome.
Your iron of choice is great. You will be very happy with it, I am sure!

Dogwood Lane Rambles said...

So sorry to hear of your friends illness. Your quilt will bring comfort to both of you I know. My DIL's mother has been in remission from stage 4 lung cancer for 2 years so I know that it's possible to fight and sometimes win small victories these days and I pray that your friend will find the strength.

Unknown said...

So sorry about your friend and the cancer fight going on. I am sure the quilt will help, especially for trips to the hospital for treatment.
As for your new iron, I am sure you know that some Rowentas are famous for leaking. I hope that will not happen to you and that you love it. I am sure we will all look forward to updates on the iron and your friend.

Unknown said...

Oh Jeanna! I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. Very Sad,very hard to hear. The quilt is amazing. It is absolutely beautiful. Where did your friend find this material?.You did an amazing job.
Keep the Faith.
Have a wonderful weekend

Carrie P. said...

so sorry to hear about your friend. the quilt will be a nice surprise.

glad to see you found an iron. hope you like it.

Candace said...

You must let me know how the Rowenta works for you, Jeanna! I found some "fluff" in my Oliso the other day and took an air can to it. You would have thought I sewed nothing but flannel! It's working great, but I know it won't last forever. So sorry to hear about your friend. Mr. Squash's cousin had it and there are some amazing treatments out there nowadays. How nice that you're lending support with something you love and love to do!