Thursday, July 26, 2007

Is it just me?

I can't believe it would be just me but maybe it is. Look at this pretty ironing board cover. I picked it up for a song at my beloved Home Goods. So many of you with your nicely organized sewing spaces have pretty ironing board covers. I have a heavy duty muslin colored cover that is heavily stained with water marks. I launder it but you know it just looks crappy. And half, maybe even more than half, is covered with stuff. You'd think after enjoying my cleared off sewing table so much I'd think about working on the ironing board. Sigh.
What if it gets ruined?


Blogger from little acorns said...

Oh! I know what you mean! I have had a pretty Moda Home (Fresh Breeze) ironing board cover for a couple of years. . . but I'm afraid it will get ruined. . . But I never thought of washing them. . . (Am I alone here on that one?) I guess if you can find such cute ones "for a song" then maybe it's not so bad. . . & after all. . . what am I waiting for. . . they are pretty for us. . . not for the closet!
(hey. . . is that a finished quilt I spy in the background?) (I have noticed that there are quite a few little "peeks" of things. . . if one just pays attention to what's in the backgrounds!. . . !) :o)
Have a great day Pam!
xo, Bren

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Sharon said...

HI Pam,
Still in Vegas. But I had to check out the blogs. LOL I also saw that ironing board cover at Homegoods. Great price huh?? It's adorable.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Floss said...

I had a pretty one, I still have it, it just not so pretty anymore.

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I know!! You can put clear plastic over it! To protect it!
Uh, nevermind.


12:04 PM  
Anonymous Frankie McG said...

I'm commenting from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office!
Love you!

12:26 PM  
Blogger Sarah and Jack said...

An ironing board???? What is that??? You don't iron on the kitchen counter!

(Guess you don't need a pretty cover if you don't even have the board, eh?)LOL

12:39 PM  
Blogger The Chicken Lady said...

Oh, I think you just need to invest in about 10 of them, so IF it gets ruined, you can pop another one on. Our ironing boards are probably twins. Mine has the ugly musliny stained thing, and washing doesn't help at all. I want a pretty one. :)

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Carrie S. said...

LOVE that cover. COVETING that cover. Home Goods? Where is there a Home Goods? Not in So Cal...never heard of it. You are lucky beyond words...

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

That is pretty! I bought a new one last year (which didn't fit my ancient ironing board all that well) & now it has fusible web stuck to it. Boo hoo.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

The Chicken Lady took my comment! You know it WILL get ruined, so run down there and buy some spares!

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Doe said...

Love the print on that fabric. It's way too pretty for the ironing board. Hmmm...light bulb just came on! That fabric would make a fabulous tote bag, or apron and possibly a border or backing for a small quilt. Where is this store again?

2:47 PM  
Blogger atet said...

Pretty cover -- but like your current cover, mine is covered with a heavy unbleached utility fabric. It's my third one in a year. I don't just get stuff on them, I scorch and otherwise destroy them. If I wanted a pretty one I'd have to take the advice of others and buy multiples for the inevitable day when I burned through it. But hey -- if it was there for a song, buy the multiples and enjoy!

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Felicia said...

If it gets ruined you cut off the bad parts and put the good parts in your stash for a future project. Then you go out and buy yourself another pretty new one. Your smile when you see it everyday will be worth it. Enjoy!

2:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Live for the moment Pam! What a happy ironing board cover... Mine could probably walk away on it's own if I took it off. It looks like one of those psychologist ink blots! *SIGH* I miss Home Goods. We have not a single one here in Washington. BAH!

9:50 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Great minds must think alike because I bought that same exact cover at my Homegoods in NH last week! Then I read your post and I'm thinking I need to go buy a spare in case I ruin it! See what you've done-gone and put thoughts in my head that weren't there before. Seriously, I love mine and think it just looks so pretty in my sewing room.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Angelina said...

It is so funny that you're posting about ironing covers because I've been wanting a new one forever and just saw some decent ones at Bi-Mart. Generally they are so boring or outright ugly. I have to admit that I haven't seen one as pretty as yours here though.

I want a polka dotted one.

My current one has never been laundered. You know, it never occurred to me to wash it. Perhaps it wouldn't look quite so gross if I had.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Wylie said...

Hi Pam, I washed my old one, and it didn't do much for it, and then I read your post! Ran right over to Home Goods near my office, and found the exact same one. My laundry room looks so much brighter and cozier! Thanks so much for the idea! Love your blog!

1:27 PM  
Anonymous sara said...

I want one too! *grabs car keys and rushes out the door*

2:05 PM  
Blogger Pieceful Jane said...

I have the stained muslin variety as well.However, I made my oversized ironing station and would probably have to make my own pretty cover too. I think I will have watch the clearance bolts at my local fabric shop. :)Of course that means I will need to clear it off first. There is lots of stuff piled there right now.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Gypsy Quilter said...

Hey Pam, if you take a section of freezer paper and iron the proper side down, it will protect your cover and help collect extra threads etc. When it gets old looking, just replace the paper.

12:53 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I never dreamed I could get excited about an ironing board cover. What have you done to me???

7:42 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Loving your ironing board cover! I think I better head to Homegoods and get one for myself. And who cares if you ruin it someday! Think of all the happiness you will get ironing on it while it still looks good!

I might write about this lovely ironing board cover soon, and of course I will give you all the credit! :-) Little things like this make every day chores like ironing a tad bit more enjoyable. Right up my alley! Thanks for the inspiration!

I had just stopped in to say hello, and thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog awhile back! Glad to finally get a chance to visit your blog and found a great idea while I was here! :-)


3:25 PM  

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