Easter and Ironing

First of all, I hope that everyone had a marvelous Easter Sunday. We started off with a neighborhood walk complete with reminders that He is Risen…..

….followed by a quick gathering of some of our church family…..

It was so good see faces and hear voices!!!

The rest of the day was spent doing a bit of play and a bit of work….all in all, a MARVELOUS day!!!

Elle asked if I had any idea how the ironing surface had been made so I thought I would show a few photos…..

This is the underside of the board…..

It appears to be made of plywood (15/32), and is cut to 21″ by 60″.

There are two wood strips added to each edge and then the slanted strips that follow the contour of the ironing board base…..

It is covered by a VERY heavy felt and then topped with an ironing board fabric. The only thing that I added was an elastic band around it to help it fit tighter.

Even though it wasn’t designed for my particular board, it fits perfectly……

….and is SO sturdy. I think that it helps that the original ironing board is a workhorse!! It belonged to my Grandma and I love thinking of her when I use it!!!

On other thing that I have done for years is to plug my iron into a power strip rather than into the wall. That way, I just tap the switch with my foot to turn it on and I am ready to go. Another quick tap when I am finished and everything is off and safe.

On the fabric organization side, I am slowly working thru the blue fabrics but am finding that I have a bunch that are too small for my folding method. I am now trying to figure out exactly how to store those smaller pieces. Many people say to cut them down into strips and squares but I feel that I already have too many of those so hate to add more to it!!

I am also realizing as I fold that I am truly ready to get to work on a project. It has been over 3 months since I could walk into my studio and sit down at my machine!!!! But eventually everything will return to normal…..in the world AND in my studio!!!

TTFN…..Ta-ta for now!!!

3 thoughts on “Easter and Ironing

  1. I love the beautiful empty cross. I watched our church’s online service, but I love your virtual gathering of members. I’m looking forward to being together with people again.
    I love that you have your grandmother’s ironing board. 🙂

    1. Thanks Andrea. It was sweet to see faces but I am ready to start hugging necks!! We are definitely a hugging church so this is killing us!!! I have always loved my ironing board even if it creaks a bit!!!

  2. Thanks, Frances. My mum’s ironing board was wood and shakey. Still I wish I’d kept it.
    FELT would be perfect. I shall keep an eye out for that ironing board fabric. 6o” would be something to covet. Mine is only 48″.

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