Oh boy - I have to shut my brain off!!!! It gets these ideas and then that idea just expands and next thing you know - I am in trouble!!!!
My idea is that we are going to whip those ironing boards of yours into shape. But then I thought we could spend the entire week discussing what supplies you need for the ironing/pressing part of quilting, how to store them, etc.
This exercise is as much for me as it is for you. While my "like" things are together and I showed a picture of my ironing supplies the other day. Well here are the individual pictures.
I do have a few other things related to pressing and I am going to address them this week. Because I need to make sure that all those supplies are worth keeping!!!!
I did receive one before/after picture of an ironing board.
|BEFORE - the only pressing/ironing thing I see on that cluttered board is the IRON!!!!!! Ronda's board hangs out in the hall and becomes a catch all for EVERYTHING.|
|Now it is tidied up. I just hope that everything on it went into a HOME and not shuffled to another surface!!!!!!|
Since this board is not very well located in the hall, it will ALWAYS be the catch all. What I would do is look for an alternate solution. Move the ironing board or only bring it out when you sew. Perhaps a stacking shelf (or rolling set of drawers). Then there is MINIMAL surface for things to get placed on. Label the drawers - one for everyone. Baskets work well - again label them. You also need to get the family involved in this cleaning process particularly if your sewing space is in a shared family space.
Soooooooooooooooooooooooo - where are the rest of the pictures????? Oh - I see - you are telling me that your ironing board is already clean. Or you are not interested?? Not committed???? Too embarrassed???
Anyway - I have Monday Motivators so I must run. But I am happy to report that I made it to spin class this morning. I am taking the antibiotics and Advil and things have settled down with my tooth. Almost pain free, but I don't think it will go away until the root canal actually happens.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!