Sunday, November 24, 2013

Does Your Iron Do This?

No.  I didn't think so.

A couple of weeks ago I had to spend a few nights away from home (for work), and stayed in a hotel - part of a large, well established chain.  I usually try and make sure that I have something to do in the evenings - some knitting/hand sewing - something to keep me entertained.  And this time was no exception.  Having completed the hand sewing on some skirts (a post to follow later in the week), I dragged out the hotel iron and ironing board and set to work pressing the hem and waistband . . . . and then I got a surprise!

At first, the iron just seemed to be steaming too much water.

Then it seemed a bit loose.

And then it all went wrong.

Yep, it totally fell apart.  Fortunately I managed to yank out the cord before I went all 'fizz bang' and I ended up in that great blogland in the sky.  You can see all the water that has soaked into the ironing board cover in the first photo at the top of this post.  You can also see the iPad opened as I was watching a Craftsy video at the time!!

It looks as though the iron had been dropped by a previous occupier of the room as you can see that the plastic that appears to hold the top and bottom together has just sheared away.  Pretty scary really - and I am disgusted by the person that dropped this and did not tell housekeeping.  It could have ended so differently.

I am thinking that 'flip top' irons are not a good design feature!


  1. Well, you never know what you'll find in a hotel room :/ So glad it didn't end too badly. Hopefully you weren't charged for it either!

  2. So glad you weren't injured by the iron! Scary stuff.

  3. How scary.Proud you got it unplugged before being hurt.. I agree, what horrible people, who left the iron in that shape.. [to get some one hurt.].
    Craftsy classes..what fun.


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