Friday, 12 November 2010

A rather pressing engagement! ;-)


'Twas on a Monday morning
When I beheld my darling
She looked so neat and charming
In every high degree
She looked so neat and nimble, O
A-washing of her linen, O


Dashing away with the smoothing iron
Dashing away with the smoothing iron
She stole my heart away.

'Twas on a Tuesday morning
When I beheld my darling
She looked so neat and charming
In every high degree
She looked so neat and nimble, O
A-hanging out her linen, O

Dashing away with the smoothing iron
Dashing away with the smoothing iron
She stole my heart away.

'Twas on a Wednesday morning
When I beheld my darling
She looked so neat and charming
In every high degree
She looked so neat and nimble, O
A-starching of her linen, O

Dashing away with the smoothing iron
Dashing away with the smoothing iron
She stole my heart away.

'Twas on a Thursday morning
When I beheld my darling
She looked so neat and charming
In every high degree
She looked so neat and nimble, O
A-ironing her linen, O

Dashing away with the smoothing iron
Dashing away with the smoothing iron
She stole my heart away.

'Twas on a Friday morning
When I beheld my darling
She looked so neat and charming
In every high degree
She looked so neat and nimble, O
A-folding of her linen, O

Dashing away with the smoothing iron
Dashing away with the smoothing iron
She stole my heart away.


'Twas on a Saturday morning
When I beheld my darling
She looked so neat and charming
In every high degree
She looked so neat and nimble, O
A-airing of her linen, O


Dashing away with the smoothing iron
Dashing away with the smoothing iron
She stole my heart away.


'Twas on a Sunday morning
When I beheld my darling
She looked so neat and charming
In every high degree
She looked so neat and nimble, O
A-wearing of her linen, O

Dashing away with the smoothing iron
Dashing away with the smoothing iron
She stole my heart away.



Now, ironing is a subject very close to my heart!

(NOT)

I hate the chore...loathe it...detest it!




But I have to say that I am now a little more interested in

the history of this wonderful household craft!



I had coffee with a lovely friend, recently

and she showed me her wonderful collection of...

antique irons!

A history lesson it was indeed!

Sad irons, flat irons, box irons...irons for lace...you name it she had it!




This would really make a wonderful classroom project!

You can read a little more about the history of smoothing irons, here:

http://www.oldandinteresting.com/antique-irons-smoothers-mangles.aspx


A lovely morning and a huge thank you to Barbara for educating me!





Meanwhile, just before I go...(to do the ironing)...

...that winner of my last giveaway..

http://salssnippets.blogspot.com/2010/10/nostalgic-mixdont-i-look-twitand.html


which I should have announced ...but forgot!

Into the hat went all the names ...and out came..

http://menopausalmusing.blogspot.com/

Well done to Cathy!!

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

;-)

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

I'm in December's Sew Hip magazine!;-)


I expect most of you have heard the news that

the price of cotton has risen dramatically

and so that's why we're paying more

for our clothing!

But, it's not only the price of new,

cotton fabric which is rising.

A few days ago, I watched bids on a piece of

vintage, cotton feedsack

...it was nothing spectacular either..

and it was up to $80!!

That was for a yard, 36 ins by 36 ins.

$84 is approx £52!!!

How crazy is that?

But there's always someone willing to pay the price!

Yikes!

I spend a lot of time sourcing fabric but there's

a limit to what I will pay.

Anyway, here's a sneak preview of the fabric

which is coming my way and I've found some

gorgeous little gems, just lately!


Plus... my fabrics have had a little mention

in the December issue of the magazine Sew Hip!!

It's a lovely write up, on page 13,

in the 'News' section.

Click to enlarge!



Hope everyone is having a fun week!

;-)