Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

From everyone at CMMM and Sally Sad Iron, we wish you the very best at Christmas and a happy 2008!

Sally had her stockings hung and her wish for museums everywhere is that there is never a creature stirring!
(Unless it is in a zoo or aquarium.)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sally Joins Cut Knife Quilting Divas

Sally has joined the Cut Knife Quilting Divas who are sponsored by the museum. Here she competently held the quilt in place for sewing. The Divas gathered at Maryanne Blackstock's home today to work on projects and have a Christmas Potluck dinner. The cutting wheel job proved to be too complicated for Sally, so she just chatted with the new- fangled iron to her right. (The other Divas were a little camera shy, but not our Sally.)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Sad Iron Tales; Issue 1

Someone had to tell it…

Some years ago, a couple was having heated words in their kitchen. The wife had a volatile temper and something that her husband said made her snap. She looked around for something to throw. You guessed it. A sad iron was sitting innocently on the top of the stove just within reach. Her hand fit around the iron and it was flung out the kitchen window. (At least she didn’t aim it at the source of her vexation.)

After a lively discussion about her action, the husband went outside and showed that his temper was just as hot because the iron made its way back into their house through another window.

It is not known how the dispute was settled, but the trusty sad iron found a new use that day – instant air conditioner.

This story was related to me without names and places attached and perhaps that is the way it should stay. But it would be interesting to know whether the house and the marriage weathered the storm.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Keep those stories coming in!!

Sally has been reading the comments and e-mails that have been coming in. She is most encouraged by the stories of sad irons.
You can read some of them on this blog. They are comments at the bottom of a Sally Sad Iron post. Just click on 'comments'. While you are there, you can comment yourself!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Sally at the Aquarium

A lighter and liberated Sally visited the Vancouver aquarium this week. The Belugas don't seem to mind being in their displays. But Sally, if you are going to be in our museum, you may have to learn how to do tricks like the beautiful whales.