I know I am way, way behind with posting on here, and this post isn’t going to address that. However, after being out of the groove so long (not that I was or will likely ever be a terribly frequent blogger) I needed something quick and easy with which to get back into the habit. I have given myself the 2016 goal (I’ve never been into resolutions, but I like the idea of yearly goals, and it certainly worked in 2014 when I decided that was the year I would become a knitter!) to blog at least twice each month. It’s already 2/3 of the way through January, so expect more from me pretty soon! lol
I also used the new year and a desire for some fresh starts to replace my really, really tired ironing board. And it’s amazing how happy having a new on has made me!
My previous cover came from Ikea about 10 years ago. It was very lovely when I got it, but over the years ended up looking like this:
It had even started tearing – which is what made me finally take action to replace it:
I had initially thought of getting something pretty in white and aqua to go with the colour scheme I’m gradually developing for my sewing furniture:
However, when I found this one on Joann’s website (and that it was on sale) I thought this was too neat to pass up!
So here is my new-and-improved ironing board:
I do a lot of hem pressing by eye (naughty, naughty, I know) and I have hopes this will enable me to be both lazy AND accurate! This can also be helpful for pressing self-made bias strips/binding and probably lots of other things. Also, it looks just so….sew-y, I love it!
Do any of you (whoever may still be following or paying attention to this blog) use the new year to replace, refresh or change anything?
Happy (belated) New Year, and I’ll see you again soon – before the month is up!