you’ll never guess …

A couple days ago I sat down at my machine to sew up that gold fleece LB Pullover I talked about last time. Then I thought maybe I should change the needle first.

The needle was probably a couple projects old — about when I last cleaned the machine. Oh! Might as well clean it, too, right?

It didn’t take long. The machine was fairly clean already. But you can see the long thread that fell out of the bobbin casing, and you know what that would ‘a done. 🙄

Every time I pull out the bobbin thingey — the half that comes out of the place where you put the bobbin — I can never get it back until I lean the machine back, then it falls into place. That’s why I made those 2 red rice bags.

Anyhoo – Next day I ironed a couple things and remembered the gunk on the iron’s edges. Might as well get on with another cleaning project, I thought.

Over on IG #James_is_so_happy had a recent post on cleaning his iron. I revisited.

He made a baking soda & water paste & scrubbed with that. There’s a ‘but’ coming: Don ‘t get the mixture into the steam vents. I went looking for an alternative.

And found this, from Architectural Digest. Choosing the steel wool option, I scrubbed. Am not finished yet — those steam vents are filthy! I’m leaning towards trying the vinegar-on-towel method for the vents. Any suggestions?

Our 20 degrees above normal temps continue, so I’m not hard pressed to sew fleece. As Friday night is New Year’s Eve, in the words of “The Wassail Song”. . .

Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail, too,
And God bless you, and send you
A Happy New Year,
And God send you a Happy New Year.

🥳 See you in 2022 🎉

❤️ 🧵 ❤️ 🪡 ❤️ 🧶 ❤️ ✂️ ❤️

4 thoughts on “you’ll never guess …”

  1. I love your serendipitous cleaning projects. Sadly, I have no advice on iron cleaning. Shhh, don’t tell anyone! I haven’t used my iron even once in retirement (it’s still brand new sitting in its box).

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