Friday, December 26, 2008

Casualty of War

Oops!

I was gently, diligently, carefully pressing my top (it's a secret for now!) using my seam gauge that Fabric.com sent me as a gift. Looking up, I can't find it.

"Where is that damn gauge when you need it?"

I search under the ironing board, under the shirt, under and around the boxes that are under the ironing board, and in my pockets. I finally look on the bottom of the iron. Double damn! When I was pressing the hem, I must have set the back of the iron on the plastic gauge. The gauge has melted onto the iron. I used two pins to scrape it off the iron. No long-term damage but my seam gauge is dead. Drat. I received it free as a gift with a fabric purchase from Fabric.com. Maybe I'll beg for another with my next fabric purchase.


Hope everyone had a happy holiday. I got some cool stuff that I'll share once I have some pictures.

6 comments:

Tamara said...

What a bummer!!! I have two of these but they are made out of metal. I am not sure where I got them but I love mine too. They are so helpful. If I see one locally I will let you know.

angie.a said...

Ouch. I do this sort of crap all the time, so at least I'm not alone!!

Kat said...

I have that same one, too, from fabric.com. It's such a handy little gadget and a great little freebie. I hope you are successful at getting another one.

subversivesewer said...

I have one of those and I already have a metal one. If you want I'll send you mine.

Janaan said...

I just found your blog, and it has been fun to look through. I am also getting addicted to sewing lately, so I like to get inspiration from others like you! I have several of those plastic gauges from Fabric.com, so if you give me your address I can mail you one. Happy sewing...

Janaan said...

I just realized I should give you my email if you want to send me your address...might help.

janaanl@hotmail.com