First I have to actually see it, as I never know if what I see in my head will actually look good to my eyes...
I find ironing to be a meditative activity. Perhaps it's because my Grama taught me how to properly iron men's shirts, exactly perfectly, and when I use the iron I have good thoughts about her. Of course I didn't just start right in with the shirts...I had to learn how to properly iron a man's hankie first. You can't imagine what a precise procedure that was. You first had to shake it out straight, lay it down on the ironing board, iron, fold in half, length-wise, press the fold, fold in half again, length-wise, press the fold, fold in half in the other direction and press, and once more in half and press. When you finished you had a perfectly square, very flat hankie. There was no room for error. My Grandfather was the Principal of a high school and he liked to look his best ever single day. His socks and his tie always matched. My Grama even ironed his boxer shorts! How's that for a dedicated wife? She was the greatest Grama ever!
Spring is arriving here in West Michigan. It got close to 80 today and I couldn't wait to get home so I could take off my shoes and socks. I guess I'll have to throw a coat of polish on the ole tootsies tonight so I can wear sandals tomorrow.
Hope everyone has had a great week. It was awesome to get so many comments on Parker's Quilt. Thank you all so much for the kind and supportive words. Y'All are awesome!
LittleDog says have a wonderful weekend...
A pug in a blanket, LOL
ETA: This post is part of the Fiber Arts Friday over at Wisdom Begins In Wonder. Go check it out!