Monday, October 20, 2014


This first picture is my ironing board cover (I know, I should do the walk of shame) head is hanging down as it is.  This cover is only a little over a year old.  Okay...shame on me.

 I purchased this applique pressing sheet at the same time I did the cover hoping to protect it.
I tried it a few times and just put it away thinking it didn't work.  hummmmmmmmmmm  this is where the old dog comes in.

fast forward to a year or so later, I pull out this pressing sheet thinking to just throw it away but thought I would give it one more time.

Did you know that you should let the applique piece cool before taking it off the sheet???  Like I have said before, My mother used to tell me I run off half caulked all of the time.  This is one of those times.

Guess what???  I love love the pressing ironing board cover would have appreciated this revelation a good while ago...hummmm

Any one have a dog bone for me?  I can fetch real good too.

Here are the winners of my lapel stick giveaway

Karen Martin

LeAnn Law

Marilyn Pond

Terry Giet


Gill Watson

Thanks so much to everyone who came by and commented.  If I have not responded via email, I am so sorry, a lot of the comments are not hitting my email box and just happens.


Wacky Woman said...

Wahoo! Thanks so much Barb. I love new tools and gadgets.

Terry said...

Thank you so much! I look forward to giving the lapel stick a try! And my pressing board cover gets changed about twice a year. It just gets all nasty and ugly until I can't stand it anymore! LOL

Barbara said...

Never too late to learn new tricks!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Thanks so much!
I replaced my ironing board cover earlier this summer and it already looks awful despite my best intentions to be more careful...rats!

SewCalGal said...

I just ironed an applique shape onto a non-iron-able material and zapped a corner of it. Now my iron is covered in dark gunk. Silly me, as I knew better. I should have used a small craft iron.

And I think I may go thru ironing board covers as often as you do, yet I have all sorts of pressing sheets and also know I can cover my ironing board with freezer paper...but lazy me, I go right ahead and iron and the gunk goes everywhere.


barbara woods said...

I just figured that out to, took me long enough

KaHolly said...

You're too funny!! I have an applique sheet and my one year old ironing board cover STILL looks like that! Congratulations to the winners!! What fun!

Mary Bolton said...

Thanks for the laugh! Half chaulked? I always thought that was half cocked, as in not ready to fire....My ironing board gets shabby fast no matter how I try to keep it looking good. At least the end that's not under a pile of projects.

Jean said...

lol last resort, read the directions?