Now I'm not a fan of ironing and I certainly don't miss ironing the 5 heavy drill cotton shirts of husband #1 each week. Or the pleats in DDx2 's school uniforms for all those years; and I certainly don't like the crumpled look so I iron my clothes. But most of the ironing I did yesterday is ironing that gives me a great deal of pleasure.
I love old hand-embroidered tablecloths, table centres, runners and doileys and I love the process of washing them then using spray starch as I iron them.
|The tablecloth in the foreground of this photo, I found on Ebay. The one at the back came from a Brisbane secondhand shop.|
|Another Ebay find. In recent years, the monetry value of these items has gone up and I do set myself a limit though on what I will spend.|
|At my wedding to DH in 2004, each of the tables were 'topped' by my collection of cloths. This was one of the cloths used, keeping with the theme of mauve/purple and blue.|
|I love the hand crocheted edges too.|