The weather here in Ohio is changing and the air seems a little cooler each day. Two yards of red flannel have been washed and have been paired up with a pattern for a pair of bloomers for my daughter to keep her legs warm under her dresses this winter. Things we going great this morning and I was ready to sit the children at their lessons and cut out the pattern, until I went to warm the old girl up, only to find that she will heat no more. We have been together for nearly seven years and she has been such a faithful help meet in all of my quilting and sewing endeavors and adventures. She has helped to square things up and squash things flat. I love ironing and she had a certain comforting heft about her. Her aqua water tank and orange blinking light has become part of the warmth of our home. She will be dearly missed! My back up iron is a cordless Maytag and she came with her own fancy carrying case. She has lived quietly in Rowenta's shadow for many years. Hopefully May and I can iron out our differences and forge a long working relationship.