Last night then, I looked online for irons.
I remembered seeing a cordless iron recently, and that seemed like a good idea.
The cordless ones were less than half the cost of the steam generator irons. It's not as if we are suddenly going to start ironing clothes, and a cordless iron would be much easier to use for the stuff I was making.
I was too late to order one and get it delivered next day, but I could see they were available locally in Lakeland.
I went out first thing, to try and get one.
As I drove to town, I had a flashback of me seeing a cordless iron. I couldn't remember where that would have been. I don't remember looking at irons since...well, since that day at the Ideal Home Show. What on earth made me even think of a cordless iron?
And then I realised. I must have seen in when I was in Lakeland last week. But the only area of Lakeland I went to was...... oh my goodness! There must have been one upstairs, in the "bargains" area!
And do you know what? It was still there! Half price! How lucky was that?
I've used it already, and it was perfect for this. Not sure it would be that comfortable to do a whole pile of ironing with, but perfect for using with sewing stuff.
So, a good ending overall.