Mar 23, 2011
UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A POWER TOOL (DON'T TELL AUNT CHRISSY)
It was time to move the q-snaps on Spring Quakers, so I decided to give it a quick pressing with Ye Olde Iron. For almost every other stitcher on the planet, this would not involve an Act of Congress, but this is me we're talking about. Article 7, sec 4, paragraph 2 of the "Things That Thou Shalt Not Do Without Adult Supervision" includes the use of an iron and/or any other small appliance or gadget that can cause great bodily harm and/or burn the house down.
I decided to risk it.
What can I say? I never learned how to use an iron.
Stop that horrified gasping, please.
As it turns out, Aunt Chrissy happens to be a Master Ironer (level six status, don't you know), but I never had the opportunity to spend an afternoon learning the finer points of pressing something to within an inch of its life. I think this has to do with the fact that I am left handed, but only use my left hand to wield a pen or a fork. Everything else is done with my right hand. So you can imagine my confusion when I step up to an ironing board and am confronted with a "right side" and a "wrong side".
Anywhoose....I whipped out the iron and managed to press out a few of the wrinkles before snapping a crappy picture of my progress. I'm a little more than half way through with this one, but I have to confess that I'm still not one bit bored by it at all. Is it all of the color changes? The separate moteefs? Should I be thinking about this type of design more often to ward off stitching ennui?
These and other questions will rattle around in my tiny little brain as I tidy up the house today and finally get the laundry put away. Stewey's new "You're going to go sit in TIME OUT in the laundry room, Mommie" has given me the chance to get things caught up in there, but I can't seem to take that last step and get the clothes into their respective bins, cubbies, and drawers.
When will I ever just do something all the way through for once and not whimp/flake out in the middle? (Heavy, heavy sigh).
Oh well...baby steps.
We're hurtling toward the weekend, folks! I hope that you are enjoying your Wednesday and that wherever you are is exactly where you want to be!
Posted by Coni