Monday, August 06, 2007

Whoo boy!

Hello my friends and family!!

I haven't posted lately, actually, haven't done much of anything lately because it's been too hot and humid. I don't like summer, much. I'm way more of a winter chick. Bring on the snow!! :) Ok, I'm done whining for now. :)
So, what little HAVE I done? Well, I did get motivated by Pam to make a new ironing board cover. She told of her new beautiful cover and I figured I could MAKE one.

Here is my old one. I'm almost ashamed to show it here in public, but admitting that you need a new cover is the first step, right?? So, it was all stained up. I don't really know HOW it got like this. Occasionally I use the spray starch, but that's all I can think of. I've tried to wash it with bleach......didn't touch the stains. Oh well.

Here's the new one. I scrounged up some fabric from one of my boxes and I had a couple of yards of this fabric that I bought ages ago and don't really care for it anymore. I think it turned out ok. I just used the old one as a pattern, cut, sewed and here ya go! Someday I'll get some pretty fabric just for a new cover, but for now, this will do. At least it doesn't look icky and stained.

My new ironing board cover will come in handy when I get started quilting~I need to make a thank you quilt for a friend, and I FINALLY figured out what pattern I'll be using, so now I can get started on it. I will post it when it's done. I haven't been that motivated to start because I didn't know how I was going to put it together. Now that I have an idea, I am getting excited to get it started and done. :)
Another thing that has been happening, is Anisa's Dance Camp. For those of you who don't know, Anisa made the Competetive Dance Team at school for this next year. She's had several practices, ballet classes and a week long dance camp. Here is the team giving a preview to their parents on their Pom routine. They are looking good so far. :) I think she's going to have a fun year.
And that's what's new in my house. Today I have running around to do! :) Have a splendid day!!! :)


Connie W said...

The new cover has the cottage look which is much more fun to look at when the board isn't in use. I think it looks terrific.

PamKittyMorning said...

Love the cover. My pretty one is still in the package, my old one looks EXACTLY like yours, except for all the stuff I have piled on the fat end.

Viv said...

Um, WHY do you have an ironing board in the first place? Why don't you just toss the wrinkled things in the dryer for a minute or two, OR don't buy things that need pressing!!! Hellllooooo. :)

Quilting Kim said...

What a beautiful ironing board cover. Personally, I love having a pretty ironing board cover (although I would probably never make one -- too many to chose from at Wal-Mart and cheap), but my ironing board is a fixture in my sewing room, so I like to to look nice.