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Friday, May 30, 2008

A New Start




We went to the opening of Annie's Sewing Center this morning and I bought a new ironing board They had balloons with discount coupons inside and when I popped one I got 15% off. This is the first time I have ever owned a good quality ironing board and what a luxury! It is very heavy so it doesn't wobble. It's much wider than my old one and much better padded. It also has a place to put the iron so I don't have to reach over to my sewing table. I should have bought one ages ago.
Lately I have been sewing four patches together in my spare time and now I am starting to assemble them. I love the way the pattern starts to appear once you have four blocks up on the design wall. So far I have pieced 20 of the 48 I need.

11 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

I bought a new ironing board a year or so ago and felt exactly like you do -- why did I wait so long? It's such a pleasure! I like your 4-patch layout, and I love the notion of doing something in your spare time and ending up with a wonderful quilt to show for it!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Amazing how an ironing board can make you happy. I've done that too. :o)

Cascade Lily said...

Well done Joyce! Ours is very old, made of steel so it's very heavy and well padded. No iron rest though :)

I love what you're doing with your 4 patches. That secondary pattern is fabulous! Looking forward to seeing a bit more of this one :)

Clare said...

Good buy! Ours is heavy, needs a new cover and I'm trying to persuade myself that we do nee a new one. They are so much bigger these days. I suppose they have to be so we can iron those yards of fabric easily.

Nice 4 patch.

Carol E. said...

I love the way the 4 patches are going together.

LC said...

Hi Joyce... I feel exactly like you do about having the same ironing board. The only problem I am experiencing is that the cord of my iron occasionally gets snagged in the space between the board and the rack for the iron... if I forget to position it just the right space from my electrical outlet. Yikes, I'm so slow!!

I like your four patches, also the orange one. You are keeping busy!

meggie said...

So many great effects can be seen with 4patches. Looking really good.

Libby said...

What a great new ironing board - the feature that holds your iron will be worth it's weight in gold.

Ali Honey said...

That's going to be lovely!

Hope you have pleasure ironing and pressing on your new board. it's great to have good tools of the trade!

Elaine Adair said...

Sooo what's with that shelf under the board? Have not seen that before.

Judy said...

Wow: what an ironing board! You really scored with that 15% off!!
Love the new quilt!

xo