Well, now that I'm over the shock of 2010. Let's talk sewing.
Well, I really cleaned up for Christmas, in some ways. I did get a black pair of skinny Hudson jeans. I actually have to exchange them for a size down! (I'm on WW). But, more importantly I got an Oliso TG 1600 iron - the Mercedes of Sewing Irons from my parents!
The inventor (a San Francisco company) made it with his sewing mom in mind! It has an extra long cord and a 20 minute shutoff (perfect!). It also has a safety council award from 2008. It's so complex I don't know if I know all the features but I do like it so far. We have dogs - so my classic with no shutoff is a bad idea.
I know Hamilton Beach now has some similar irons (but my parents bought this one!). I could have probably bought a cheaper serger with a few more bones - but I really love this iron. Hurray. What luxury! I'll do a review on PR when I find out more how it really works!