So last Thursday I got a bunch of borders cut and sewn on the Amy Butler squares. I was feeling so productive. After the kids were in bed that night I picked them up to press them and gasped with horror as I realized two things:
1. My iron had died. The lights were still lit but it was not heating up. This is the THIRD Black and Decker iron that has done this the past 3 years. The first two I had replaced by B&D because I'd had them such a short amount of time. (This involves a crazy story for another day.) So by the time I got this one I've been extra careful with it - only plugged it in a surge protector, etc. Has anyone else had this problem??
2. Then I realized that the outer borders on these blocks were a different shade of white! (I'm not sure if you can tell in the picture or not.) I hadn't noticed it in the bright daylight, but in the evening it was glaringly apparent. And since I was making this for the store where I work, there was no way I could leave it. So, out came the seam-ripper. So much for being productive.