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Pressing Matters

I’m so excited because this week my creative space is filled with two new things to start.  One of which I’ve never done before and involves these…

a size 19mm knitting needle (19mm! who knits with these things? really who – say if you do – don’t be ashamed – just raise your hand) and a 5mm crochet hook.  All I need now is some aran (worsted) weight yarn.  Hopefully I can get that tomorrow after  the trip to the Royal – opening hours permitting!

The other is something I have done a lot of in the past but not for a while – cross stitch.   As you can see this one is worked on a piece of sacking, I mean, 32 count natural linen and the main part of the design is in various shades of green.

And look I have a new ironing board.  Well actually that would be a third new ironing board.  Tuesday whilst I was being transfused B picked me one up from the local Tesco with the shopping and we had the following conversation…

Me:  ‘You know I love you.’

B:  ‘What have I done wrong?’

Me:  ‘Nothing! But I see you got me an ironing board. It’s a bit slim.’

B:  ‘It was the only one they had.’

So one extreme to the other – too big to too little.

We took the ironing board back yesterday, well I type we, I sat in the car while B went in and then I remained in the car when B came back for his Tesco card because he had paid mostly with vouchers so they had to re-credit the points.

Off we went to a larger Tesco where they had a ‘just right’ ironing board which B lugged round whilst we topped up a couple of things the usual one doesn’t have, like pomegranates!

We were stood at the car with the ironing board leaning against me – and I noticed that one of the leg caps was bust.  So B went back to customer services with the ironing board while I wondered into a nearby shop.  They were surprised B had made it out of the shop the first time as the security tag was still on. B went and got another ironing board, went back to customer services where they removed the tag and left the shop.  The alarm went off!  The security guy called him over and removed yet another tag!

Bud has given the ironing board the once over and confirmed that B doesn’t have to be harassed by another one for a good while.

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Extreme Ironing – Creative Space Thursday

My creative space this week is filled with the ironing board which has now been up three weeks.  Just in case I have to use it (such as ironing something casual to wear yesterday that wasn’t jim jams) we left it up.

When I got this ironing board I raved over it.  The ironing surface is huge! All that space for all that crafting stuff.  You can also plug the iron into the board so you can stand miles (well you know what I mean) from the socket.

Well I should say when I got the first one I raved over it.  That one then slid down the wall and sheared off at one of the welds, our next door neighbour who is very handy welded it for me but it did it again and I thought that the lean that one was exhibiting was due to this. Obviously not.  B took that one back and swapped it.

This ironing board has obviously decided to make ironing an extreme sport, now I seem to remember once seeing a news article about extreme ironers jumping off cliffs or something like that, but it’s not something you expect to encounter in your sewing room.

So since it is now blatantly obvious how I managed to burn myself whilst hurriedly ironing a pair of pants for my impromptu holiday – I took my eye off the iron and it slide off the edge and into my leg.

B has been informed that I would like a new one, not the same brand and not as big – I decided with ironing boards size isn’t everything!

Other creative spaces can be found here.