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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Ironing

I don't think many people still do much ironing anymore.  I often see a couple of old guys walking in the mornings and one of them always has on a nicely ironed shirt.  It drives me crazy.  Some poor wife irons those shirts for her retired husband.  I am so glad not to iron dress shirts for DH anymore.
But for good finishing you must iron your work.  To be a good sewer you must iron frequently.  Same for quilting.  It makes a world of difference for stitching.  I ironed the birth announcement after I finished stitching it yesterday.  It loos so much nicer.
There was a crease down the middle and I hope I got it completely out.  When this is mounted on a board for framing, it will be snugly laced so no crease at all will be seen.
I still need to order the frame.  Today, I'll do it today!

I started a bit more on the top of Buzz.  I'm enjoying this one.  Oh to get to the fun side of it.
Then I decided that I must get the Just Nan Flying High needle book done this week.  No more procrastinating!  I finished the back side (except for the beads and middle of the flower) and am ready to start the front.
I love the feel of this Smokey Pearl linen.  It is great to work on.
Facetime this afternoon with DS#2, DIL, Claire and the new baby!!
A

3 comments:

  1. the Birth Sampler is so cute.
    A great design for a boy.
    Can't wait to see more of Buzz and the JN piece.
    Have fun on Facetime!
    Marilyn

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  2. Don't be so quick to judge, my hubby does all of the ironing right now and he does a better job than I do. He covets a crisply ironed shirt and either does it himself or sends it to the cleaners. My buttoned down shirts and work slacks are always pressed. A good ironing always makes stitchery look finished. All of your stitching is so pretty. I hope your greatly enjoy your facetime.

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  3. I really do love the birth sampler and can't wait to see what frame you pick for it. The JN piece is beautiful and I absolutely love the colors.

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