Tuesday, April 17, 2007
my ironing board
My ironing board makes such a wonderful portable, adjustable height table. It even has a little shelf under the board to hold what I'm working on. I have the oversized one from Target...as you can see, it's seen a lot of use, the cover is pretty brown from ironing tons of cotton fabric with steam. I drag it back and forth across the room and even up and down the stairs, I use it standing up and sitting on the bed, for ironing and painting and whatever else needs to be done.
How do I get all of my work done with a 2-year-old around? Some of you have probably heard me say "I sew when Jack is with my husband or my mom, I iron when he's napping, and I pin when I'm at market." The bedroom is my work station when Jack is napping on the sofa. I love sitting on the bed, ironing napkins or placemats and watching a movie on the tv. I always have a huge bin of napkins that are cut out but need to be ironed and then top-sewn. There's something peaceful about knowing that I will just iron for as long as the baby is asleep, I don't have to worry about getting them all done. It's one of my favorite parts of the day.