Clarissa irons "NW x SW II" button robe with her brand new "Rowenta" Steamer Iron

Clarissa irons “NW x SW II” button robe with her brand new “Rowenta” Steamer Iron

After buying a brand new (or sometimes 2nd hand) iron averaging $10 to $40 every 3 or 4 years for since I began sewing in 1974, I invested in a $240 “la machine!”  I must have reliable equipment to get my work done in a timely manner; I cannot rely on “lesser than” equipment.  The last iron that conked out on me was terribly disappointing because I could not finish my job.  It’s not like I can just go out and buy me a new iron in a small remote town in Colorado Rockies whose stores are not open on Sundays!

So while I was shopping in Juneau’s “JoAnn’s” all the irons were on sale for 40% off.  I hauled this huge iron back to my studio in Colorado.  It’s been worth it.  Such a pleasure having a tool do its best.  In turn it helps me to do my best (and in a timely manner)!