Farewell, Beloved Friend

Today, we mourn the demise of our dear friend and devoted fellow quilter, Thomas Fal. 


T. Fal passed quietly at home, sometime in the last 24 hours, serving faithfully until he was found, deceased, this morning.  Mr. Fal was at least ten years old, and likely much older.  Nobody remembers the last time I needed an iron. 

When friends were asked to what they attributed Mr. Fal’s long life, they expressed that it was likely the fact that he had never had water poured into him.  Water was always spritzed onto fabric before Thomas was used to create steam. 

He survives countless spritzing bottles.  He will be grieved by his current partner, Blue Bottle.


Temporary quilting services are being provided by the aged and revered General E. Lectric, who has returned from retirement for this temporary duty.


Okay, so this is only partially in jest.  I’ve known for a while that my iron was not going to last forever.  But, it was still a surprise this morning when it wouldn’t turn on.  I am sad because I know that it is going to be hard to find another iron that will last as long as this one did. 

Have a great Thursday.  Thank goodness I’ve been looking around and know exactly where I’m going to go and what I’m going to buy next.  Lane