Friday, March 2, 2012
Help! My Cat Sits Very Close to the Iron When I Sew
We all know that cats like to be warm and cozy. Sometimes, during a heat wave, my cat will sit atop the hot water heater!!! But when I sew, he sits right beside the iron. I like to keep the iron plugged in so that I can press a seam after it is sewn. It just makes life easier. Besides, I am slow sewer and I don't need to plug and unplug the iron, and wait for it to heat up, after sewing a few seams.
But my cat sit perilously close to the iron. I think he enjoys the heat emanating from it. (Now I also have a fireplace in my sewing room - an electric one- that gives off a lot of heat too. But that is a bigger machine and it distributes the heat more evenly through the room.) I've tried turning it low and it doesn't deter him. Is there a guard I can buy for my iron that will keep my cat from being burned, should he knock into it?