Sunday Synopsis / Stumped on Sunday ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Sunday Synopsis / Stumped on Sunday

Happy Sunday!

I have two questions from a Stitch Once, Rip Twice member Kathy today for Stumped on Sunday.  Let's see if anyone can help her out!

What are the best bobbins to purchase. I've tried three different times at the local fabric chain here called Hancock and all three times the bobbins wind fine but can't be used for sewing, they totally get bound into the bobbin case.
My other question is about irons. Mine is old, and now it leaks. I clean it but I guess the tubes inside from the steam chamber are just worn out. Who can suggest a new one? I haven't bought an iron in 30 years!

P.S. - She has a Finesse 827, if that helps with the suggestions.  Thanks!

Lastly, here are last week's posts in case you missed any.  :)

Sunday Synopsis

Sunday Synopsis on Diane's Vintage Zest!

Monday:  Check out this kid (and adult)-friendly snack: Simple Peanut Butter Banana Bites!

Tuesday:  Do Tell Tuesday #16 plus we announced the winner of the $50 Target giveaway and also our features from last week.  :)  Come link up and try to get featured on all four blogs next week!

Tuesday:  Do you think that you could come up with the winning flavor for $1,000,000?  It's worth a shot, right?  :)

Sunday Synopsis on Diane's Vintage Zest!

Wednesday:  I love this super simple DIY stenciled nautical beach tote!  Find out how to recreate your own!

Thursday:  I organized my bathroom toiletries and now I love my post-shower ritual.  Yay spring cleaning!

Friday:  The weekly wrap-up includes three completely new restaurants plus more wedding stuff with my sister!

Sunday Synopsis on Diane's Vintage Zest!

Saturday:  Plush Puffs' delicious, delicious feature PLUS a giveaway for all of you to enter!

Sunday Synopsis on Diane's Vintage Zest!

on The Episodic Eater:  Delicious food at Cucina Enoteca!  See it all, plus the amazingly gorgeous decor inside.  :)

on The Episodic Eater:  A place that only serves grilled cheese sandwiches?  Check out our delicious food at The Grilled Cheese Spot!

on The Episodic Eater:  I absolutely loved this restaurant!  I am definitely grateful for Cafe Gratitude.  :)

Happy rest of the weekend!


  1. I recently purchased a Rowenta Effective. I love the feel of the iron, glides easily over fabric, the steam function is great and my favorite feature is that the cord reels in. It uses tap water instead of distilled water which is great because it uses a lot of water or maybe I just use a lot of steam. It does have a automatic shut off feature, giving you 30 minutes to let it sit between uses. I started checking out irons in November and was shocked at some of the prices. I found them from $10 to $400. This one was $80 but if I done more research I could have bought it for less.

  2. Gosh! $400! It better come with a $350 rebate. :)

  3. I'd suggest that you get an iron with a steam generator if you can afford it. They are a bit more expensive compared to the regular irons that fit only a little of water in them and produce only a bit of steam. But steam generator irons make ironing a LOT easier. There's more steam which means ironing becomes fun. I have a multifunctional Unitecno steam generator that can be used as a cleaner and an iron. But there are cheaper similar things out there what function only as an iron but do the job just as well.

  4. Fun ironing! I'll definitely pass this along, thanks! :)


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