My ironing table is an inexpensive book case onto which we screwed down a partial piece of thick plywood that I then covered with batting and fabric. You can see a picture of it here. Seeing the old sewing room makes me miss it terribly! To move the table, the batting and fabric have to come off and the top has to be unscrewed. Besides the fact that I haven’t found the screws, I didn’t want to set it up here since we’re going to be moving again soon. At one point, I thought I would bring the regular ironing board downstairs and use that but then I ruled that out because I iron Vince’s clothes upstairs in the master bedroom where it’s much cooler and where there’s carpet since I’m standing for long periods while doing that ironing. I went to Wal-Mart planning to buy a second ironing board but (1) remembered I’m not buying anything else I don’t absolutely have to have and (2) they were all so flimsy looking. I kept thinking of what might work. This morning I woke up early wanting to sew but knowing I had to resolve the ironing issue before I could do it. I planned to stack together a bunch of the same size cardboard boxes, staple them all together and then cover them with batting and fabric and place that on the cutting table or on an extra sewing machine cabinet. But, then when I looked at the book case without the plywood on top, I came up with this plan:
I just folded up some Warm & Natural batting, covered it with a piece of leftover backing fabric I found in a box, stapled it all together and left a spot at the end of the shelf for the iron to sit.
This will work for the piecing. I’ll probably still have to go upstairs to use the ironing board for whole quilt tops but I’m not nearly to that point yet. Pretty good idea, huh?
I’m all set and ready to sew! Bears in the Farmhouse blocks are on the design wall. I’m going to have to go to Penney’s or somewhere today and get something insulated to put over those doors. Yes! I just remembered .. we have coupons for a couple of free meals at Chick-Fil-A and there’s one of those right near Penney’s. I know what we’re having for lunch!
The morning sun is a killer and at night, I’m too chicken to sit down here and sew with nothing over those windows. Those are the dirtiest windows I’ve ever seen. I think about it in the morning and don’t want to clean them with the sun beaming down on them and by the time the sun goes down and it isn’t so hot (which I think happens around midnight), cleaning windows is the last thing I remember.
There’s another set of those doors in the downstairs family room that are equally as dirty but we’ve about blocked them with boxes.
Tonight .. even if it is midnight, I’m going to clean those doors before I go to bed! But first . . I’m going to sew for the first time in how long? Weeks? Months?