Hey . . who’s sewing? I am/was/will again soon! 🙂
It was almost 7 a.m. before I got down to the sewing room. I sewed for a while, then I couldn’t stop thinking about a BLT (bacon, lettuce & tomato sandwich for those who may not know). I still had some really good tomatoes from the Amish store. Vince was going to be home around noon, Chad had to be at work at 1 p.m. so I knew he’d want lunch before he left. The plan was to have leftovers . . whatever we wanted to heat up . . for lunch but I couldn’t get that BLT out of my head. I also knew if we all ate sandwiches, I wouldn’t have enough bread left for breakfast so I stopped sewing, went upstairs, ground wheat and made bread. The wheat I ground was the last of what I had washed so I washed and cleaned some more to let it dry and bag it up so it would be ready to grind later in the week. Here it is all spread out to dry.
Got that all done, we at lunch and I came down to sew again and realized how truly horrible my ironing board cover is. Yes, you’ll agree that it’s horrible.
While at Wal-Mart the other day, I bought more fabric to make a new cover. So, I dug out the staple gun, ripped off the old, and put on the new. Nice!!
Here’s my whole ironing board setup. I wanted a big board but I just couldn’t see having all that wasted space underneath the ironing board. I got a cheap pine bookshelf unit from Lowe’s (probably 6 or 7 years ago I paid $29 for it). I had a sheet of thick plywood cut in half. Vince drilled some holes in it for me and the plywood is screwed to the boards on the ends of the bookshelf unit. I covered it with several layers of Warm & Natural, then I staple something thick on top – white denim, duck cloth . . whatever I can find. Every couple of years I have to change the cover. With the plywood on top, the whole thing won’t fit through a door so when we moved, I had to rip the cover off to get to the screws to usncrew the plywood so I recovered it when we got here in January, 2007 (January 2 to be exact but . . who’s counting?). The new fabric for the cover cost me $4.67. Not too bad if it lasts a couple of years, huh?
See that shallow shelf at the very top? I keep my extra rulers up there. Plenty of room for other storage/junk on the shelves. I love it!
Now . . I’m going back to sewing.